Month: October 2013

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AMERICAN Steel Pipe Announces $55 Million Expansion
Oct 30, 2013
AMERICAN Steel Pipe, a division of AMERICAN Cast Iron Pipe Company, headquartered in Birmingham, Ala., has announced it will expand its steel pipe operations, adding a processing facility to its North Mill. The facility will cost more than $55 million […]
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Boltless Restraint Chosen for Multifaceted Installation in Cocoa, Fla.
Oct 8, 2013
The city of Cocoa, Fla. faced a few challenges when constructing a water transmission main that would enhance the city’s fire protection. The main would have to run down a power easement, through a wetland (with oyster beds) during hurricane season, and through micro-tunnels under a major interstate below sea level.
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AMERICAN Supplies 22 miles of Steel Pipe for Harbor Crossing Pipeline in Virginia
Oct 4, 2013
One of the more significant moments in AMERICAN’s 105-year history came in 1906 when the company’s first order was shipped to Atlanta Gas Light, a natural gas distribution company then serving Georgia. That started a lasting relationship that was still in place when AMERICAN Steel Pipe recently was chosen as the supplier for Hampton Roads Crossing, an extraordinary natural gas pipeline project in Virginia.
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AMERICAN Teams Raise More Than $8,000 for Junior Achievement
Oct 3, 2013
Twelve teams with AMERICAN Cast Iron Pipe Company raised $8,538 for Junior Achievement during the organization’s annual bowl-a-thon Sunday, exceeding AMERICAN’s goal of $5,000. Junior Achievement educates students in grades K through 12 on workforce readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy. Randolph Fowler and his team, the […]
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Smithfield Park Mural Made Possible with AMERICAN Sponsorship
Oct 3, 2013
Smithfield Estates Park in North Birmingham looks a little different now. That’s because more than 300 volunteers converged on the small park located in the heart of the Smithfield Estates neighborhood on April 13 to paint a colorful mural. AMERICAN Cast Iron Pipe Company sponsored […]
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Cermenaro Receives Lechner Award of Excellence
Oct 2, 2013
AMERICAN Ductile Iron Pipe Sales Engineer Jay Cermenaro, Pittsburgh District Sales Office, was recently awarded the John Lechner Award of Excellence by the American Water Works Association’s (AWWA) Ohio Section. The award is given to a Manufacturers/Associates Council (MAC) member […]
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World Water Day is March 22
Aging Water Infrastructure Highlights Need for Investment
Oct 1, 2013
In Daly City, Calif., an 8-inch cast iron pipe installed in the 1930s breaks, sending 45,000 gallons of water downhill and damaging houses and vehicles. In a suburb of Washington, D.C., a 54-inch concrete cylinder pipe fails, threatening to leave an estimated 200,000 residents without water for days. In Cherokee County, Ga., a 20-foot section of PVC pipe splits, creating a sink hole.
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