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From Launch Pad to Water Pipe

Apr 5 , 2011

An Orlando, Fla., television station aired a story on Feb. 22 about NASA’s deconstruction of historic launch pad 39B, which served Apollo, Ares and the shuttle program. In the piece, reporter Derrol Nail follows the path of the resulting scrap metal. The story leads to AMERICAN ductile iron pipe and the role recycling plays in pipe produced for the nation’s water and sewer infrastructure.

Through the years AMERICAN products have served the Brevard County area in many ways, including AMERICAN ductile iron pipe used in water lines to Cocoa Beach and the space center; AMERICAN valves and hydrants used for fire protection surrounding the launch pads; and AMERICAN steel tubing used to cradle the great weight of the rocket boosters on the launch pads.

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