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McElroy Fusion Machine Selected for Desert Water Line Project

McElroy’s MegaMc 1600 fusion machine was selected to fuse pipe in support of drought mitigation activities being undertaken by the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Reclamation. As a part of an ongoing initiative to preserve water resources during the west’s ongoing and historic drought, Reclamation is updating aged infrastructure to be able to achieve greater efficiency out of its water delivery systems.   

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A Matter of Respect

At the beginning of the Civil War, Union soldiers occupied Arlington, Va., realizing that the location offered a great strategic location, just across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C. When the Union started taking large amounts of casualties during the war, the Army quartermaster general ordered an examination of possible sites for military cemeteries.

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McElroy Adds Fortiline to Pipe Fusion Machine Distributor Network

McElroy, a manufacturer of high-density polyethylene (HDPE) pipe fusion equipment, added Fortiline Waterworks to its network of distributors.

Fortiline, headquartered in Concord, N.C., is one of the largest distributors of underground utility products in the U.S. It will now be selling and servicing McElroy fusion equipment and providing operator training to customers throughout the Southeast, Mid-Atlantic and Midwest.

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Keys to Success

After you cross the 18-mile “Stretch” into the Florida Keys from the mainland, the world seems to turn at a happily slower pace.

By car, there is only one way to get there—a 127.5-mile, mostly two-lane road known as the Overseas Highway (U.S. 1). It travels along a patchwork of land and sea featuring 42 bridges, including the Seven Mile Bridge atop portions of the former Overseas Railroad.

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McElroy Releases Company’s Largest Pipe Fusion Machine

The release of the TracStar 1200 brings the largest pipe fusion capability to date in McElroy’s line of self-propelled, track-mounted fusion machines.

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Machine to the Rescue

Sometimes, it is a race against the clock to help customers avert a potential disaster. When time is limited and the needs are great, reliable pipe and fusion equipment, along with the dedicated manpower and expertise necessary to install it, can save the day. The perfect example is a university in Florida where medical buildings were nearly shut down because of a ruptured chilled-water pipe.

The problem

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McElroy Names New Rental Partner

McElroy announced the addition of a new rental partner, Morain Sales & Service, that will serve as a rental house offering a full line of polypropylene pipe fusion products.

McElroy designs equipment to fit the increasing demands for durable, fusible pipe systems. The Mineral Ridge, Ohio-based company will rent fusion tools and accessories primarily to McElroy’s polypropylene distributors in the U.S.

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McElroy Opens India Office

McElroy has opened an office and demonstration facility in Bangalore, India, devoted to sales, rentals and technical service.

“We see a tremendous need in India for better infrastructure to help grow its economy and improve its citizens’ daily lives,” said Peggy Tanner, executive vice president of international market development at McElroy. “It’s very exciting to play a role in helping shape a better future for such an important and emerging part of the world.”

Case Studies

Doubling Down with HDPE

Atlantic Street in Springfield, Mo., is notorious for water line breaks. It has been torn up more times than locals can count to make repairs on a 1925 cast-iron water main that is buried three to four feet underneath it. All kinds of weather—heat waves, cold snaps, droughts and downpours—can cause the ancient pipe to burst or rip at the joint under the patched street. A recent polar blast that lasted roughly a week resulted in more than a dozen water main breaks, and every one of them occurred on the area’s oldest cast-iron lines.

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Rehab of the Realm

In the Victorian era, England underwent an amazing population boom. With more people came more need for services. During this time, large-scale water and sewer infrastructure were created throughout the country.

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Growing Wiser

Boston—a town and small port in the county of Lincolnshire, England—nearly doubled its population from 2001 to 2011, and the explosive growth is expected to continue. Because of this, private water company Anglian Water is installing the infrastructure to support the future of the town.

The new source of water for Boston is 63 km away at Covenham Reservoir. The 200-acre reservoir is expected to provide 26 million L of water per day to Boston upon completion, while still being a supply feed for several other small towns and villages in the area.

The project

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McElroy Launches QuickCamp System

Pipeline projects can be delayed significantly or completely shut down by severe weather. But those obstacles can be overcome with McElroy’s new QuickCamp System.

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McElroy Adds African Distributor

McElroy announced the addition of a new distributor that will sell and service the company’s range of fusion machines in Northern Africa.

The distributor is Soudure Plastique of Casablanca, Morocco, a company specializing in polyethylene pipe equipment and electrofusion machines used in the gas and water industry.

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McElroy Adds New Distributors

McElroy added three new distributors that will serve domestic and international customers from East to West.

The new distributors are R & B Co. of San Jose, Calif.; Miami Intl. Machinery & Equipment Corp. (Mimeco) of Medley, Fla.; and Sofipo of Moscow, Russia.

R&B Co. distributes underground utility supplies for water, sewer, storm water and fusible pipeline products from its seven locations throughout Northern California.

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McElroy Launches New Online University

McElroy is giving their educational branch a new set of online tools.

For more than 30 years, McElroy has been the only pipe fusion machine manufacturer to continuously offer basic and advanced training. McElroy University’s courses have been attended by thousands of students over the years. The training sessions give students the opportunity to become certified in fusion operations or more knowledgeable in the troubleshooting and repair of fusion machines.

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McElroy Releases First Pipe Fusion iTunes Application

New McCalc application quickly calculates fusion pressureMcElroy Manufacturing recently introduced the first pipe-fusion-focused Apple iTunes application for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. The McCalc Fusion Pressure Calculator is a free application that helps a fusion machine operator find the correct fusion pressure calculations for a job.