McElroy fusion machines provide leak-free connections at Fort Huachuca

In the late 1800s, the soldiers of Fort Huachuca were in hot pursuit of Geronimo and defending settlers from Apache raids. During World War I, the 10th Cavalry “Buffalo Soldiers,” as the Cheyenne and Comanche referred to them, were assigned there to guard the U.S.-Mexico border and later followed Pancho Villa’s trail to Mexico. Today, Fort Huachuca is not only a national landmark brimming with stories of the Old West, it is home to the …

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Polyethylene Pipe Installation Revitalizes 1800s Neighborhood

Leavenworth, founded in 1854, is the oldest city in Kansas. Workers have actually found some wooden pipelines in their unearthing, but many are cast iron that have long-served their time for the city’s some 36,000 residents. Today they are corroded and they leak and burst.

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New Pipeline Brings Natural Gas to Rural Residents of Maine

It costs less, burns cleaner and is readily produced in North America, but the infrastructure is simply not in place to bring natural gas heat to many rural residents of Maine. Summit Natural Gas of Maine is out to change that. They have already installed more than 130 miles of pipeline in central Maine, but that’s just the start. Over the next five years, they plan to invest $460 million into the construction of transmission …

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McElroy’s New Hydraulic Clamping Speeds Fusion Jobsites

TULSA, Okla. — One of the more popular features of McElroy large-diameter fusion machines is coming to several mid-range units. The recently introduced McElroy Hydraulic Clamping retrofit kits upgrade the clamping systems on Rolling and TracStar 412 machines, as well as Rolling and TracStar 618 machines. “Our middle-diameter machines were originally designed with manual cranking of the jaws’ clamp knobs that secure and hold the pipe for the fusion process,” said Chip McElroy, president and …

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