Preston Reid has been named Melting Manager for AMERICAN Cast Iron Pipe Company. Reid has worked in various roles in Melting, Ductile Iron Pipe, Maintenance and Steel Pipe during his nearly 20 years of service with the company.
Reid joined ACIPCO in 2003 and held several jobs in No. 1 DIP, including a trough operator, before beginning his Mechanical Maintenance apprenticeship in No. 1 DIP in 2005. He was named Melting Maintenance leadman in 2013 and then Steel Pipe production foreman in 2016. Reid was selected Melting Assistant Manager in 2019.
In his role as Melting Manager, Reid oversees Birmingham’s entire melting operations, from the scale house to scrap processing to treatment to its final destination in DIP. “I am fortunate to work with an excellent group of supervisors and employees who work every day to make things happen,” Reid said. “Our goal is to work closely with Ductile Iron Pipe personnel to produce quality iron that meets their designed specifications, so they are able to produce a quality product for our customers.”
Reid and his wife Amber have four children. His son Hunter Reid is a Maintenance apprentice, and his great-grandfather the late Howard Sims, Data Processing, retired from ACIPCO in 1977. In his spare time, Reid enjoys hunting and fishing.