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BUSINESS
PPI Announces Award Winners; Publishes Conduit
Standards Guide
The Plastics Pipe Institute Inc. (PPI), announced winners of its Members
and Projects of the Year Awards program, which recognizes exceptional
achievements showcasing beneficial uses of plastics in pipe applications,
and individuals' extraordinary efforts to improve the nation's infrastructure and advance the industry.

Project of the Year Awards
* Building & Construction
Division: REHAU, Leesburg, VA-based developer
and manufacturer of
polymer-based solutions.
* Corrugated Plastic Pipe
Division: Soleno, Canadian manufacturer of
drainage products.
* Municipal & Industrial Division: ISCO Industries, Louisville, KY, provider of customized piping solutions.
* Power & Communications Division: Southwire, Carrollton, GA, manufacturer of wire/cable for electricity distribution and transmission.

Member of the Year Awards
* Building & Construction Division: Mark Clark, Codes and Standards
Engineer, NIBCO
* Corrugated Plastic Pipe
Division: John Kurdziel,
Advanced Drainage Systems Inc.
* Municipal & Industrial
Division: Gerry Groen,
Uponor Infra Ltd.; and
Harvey Svetlik, Georg

Fischer Central Plastics LLC
* Power & Communications Division: David Hukill, Chevron Phillips
Chemical Company

New Reference Guide
In other business news, PPI published a reference guide to the many existing industry high-density polyethylene (HDPE) conduit standards. Simplifying compliance, "Technical Note 50 (TN-50) Guide To Specifying HDPE
Conduit," includes details, tools and resources to help specifying agencies,
utility design engineers and contractors select relevant standards for a
specific application.
"Conduit specifications have been specifically developed for the demands of telecom, power, utility, aerial or underground applications,"
explained Lance MacNevin, P. E., director of engineering for PPI's Power
& Communications Division. "Specifying an incorrect standard for HDPE
conduit can delay projects, increase costs or result in inappropriate material selection. This new guide is designed to help avoid those problems."
HDPE conduit, including Cable in Conduit (CIC), houses and protects
electrical power and telecommunications cables, and is widely used in
trenching, horizontal directional drilling and plowing installations. Benefits include availability in long lengths without joints, high strength, flexibility, proven reliability and installation toughness.
The guide is available online, free of charge via the PPI website, by selecting "Technical Documents Index" under the homepage "Publications
& Resources" menu, then "Technical Notes" under the "General Literature" heading, where you'll find "TN-50 2016 - Guide to Specifying HDPE
Conduit" in the numerical listing.
PPI represents all segments of the plastic pipe industry, serving as technical, engineering and industry knowledge resource, and publishing data
for use in development and design of plastic pipe systems.
FOR MORE INFORMATION
Plastic Pipe Institute Inc., (469) 499-1044, plasticpipe.org

Klein Tools Acquires General Machine Products

Water Jet Saw Boosts Hobas Pipe's Fittings Process, Product

Chicago-based tool manufacturer Klein Tools
has acquired General
Machine Products Company (GMP), a worldwide supplier of specialty cable placement tools and equipment, based
in Trevose, PA. The acquisition encompasses substantially all of GMP's
business assets, including a UK subsidiary and facility, CBS Products.
"GMP is very appealing to Klein Tools as we continue to expand our
U.S. manufacturing presence," said Thomas R. Klein, Sr., chairman.
"GMP and Klein Tools have much in common, including loyal customers, go-to-market strategies and reputations for high-quality products.
We believe our combined resources will present additional growth
opportunities."
For 160 years, family-owned Klein Tools has been designing,
developing and manufacturing premium-quality, professional-grade tools.

In continuing efforts to deliver the highest-quality products, quickly and cost effectively, Hobas Pipe USA has invested in a water jet saw. Now used on 85 percent of Hobas
Pipe fittings, the new, upgraded equipment
improves both process and product.
Computer-controlled software enables
centrifugally cast, fiberglass-reinforced, polymer mortar (CCFRPM) pipe to be custom-designed and -manufactured to the appropriate
dimensions, 50 percent faster than manual
cutting. An 80-mesh crushed garnet increases the saw's effectiveness by four times, and
With the new water jet saw,
high operating pressure (52,000 to 55,000
Hobas Pipe fittings are cuspounds per square inch) reduces the delamitom-designed and manufactured to exact specifications. nation for composite material when piercing
and cutting the pipe.
It's also more environmentally friendly. "Since cutting is done in a wet
environment, no dust is generated as with past methods," said Joe Moles,
production manager.

FOR MORE INFORMATION
Klein Tools, (847) 821-5500, kleintools.com

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Underground Construction - August 2017
Contents
Editor’s Log
Newsline
Washington Watch
Pipeline Projects
Construction Industry Applauds Pab Legislation
First Look: Vacuworx Unveils Compact Vacuum Lifting System
Two Ways Utility Contractors Can Transfer Risk
Pvcpa Study Examines Environmental Impacts, Safety, Costs of Water Pipes
Real Business in the Big Easy
Currently @ Cuire
Matthews Assumes Ttc Leadership Role
2017 Buyer´S Guide
Nassco Tech Tips
Test Your Skills at the Rehabzone ‘18 Cutter Challenge
Rehab Products
Waterworksnews
Business
New Products
Calendar of Events
Equipment Spotlight
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