Sep 21, 2010

Plastics Pipe Institute Announces Inaugural Recognition Awards

Projects and individuals were recognized for their contributions to the industry

The Plastics Pipe Institute Inc. (PPI), announced industry recognition of six projects and three individuals from member companies. The non-profit industry group established the program to acknowledge projects and people for exceptional contributions to the industry through the use of polyethylene (PE) pipe. Presented during the PPI annual meeting earlier this year, the award winners are:
PPI Fuel Gas Division Projects of the Year:
&#149 Peoples Energy CI/DI Main Replacement (Chicago), PPI Member Companies: Performance Pipe and Forrer Supply

&#149 Improved PE Gas Pipe for Natural Gas Distribution—Bimodal PE2708 Gas Pipe Application, PPI Member Companies: PolyPipe and Dow Chemical

PPI Building and Construction Division Project of the Year:
Wormley Row Landmark Residential Restoration (Washington, D.C.), PPI Member Companies: Uponor and Lyondell Basell

PPI Municipal and Industrial Division Project of the Year:
Lake Oswego Interceptor Sewer Project (Lake Oswego, Ore.), PPI Member Companies: Performance Pipe, Ferguson Waterworks and Ferguson Industrial Plastics

PPI Conduit Division Project of the Year:
Underground Utilities Program (Princeton, Ill.), PPI Member Companies: Blue Diamond Industries

PPI CPPA Division Project of the Year:
Corrugated Pipe Railroad Test Program, PPI Member Companies: Advanced Drainage Systems Inc.

The PPI membership also recognized the following individuals for their outstanding contributions and service to the organization:
&#149 Karen Lively, technical chair for Municipal and Industrial Division, Performance Pipe;
&#149 Sarah Patterson, marketing chair for Conduit Division, Dow Chemical; and
&#149 Rick Thomas, research committee for CPPA Division, TRI/Environmental Inc.

"This program was created to recognize our members and companies who have accomplished installations and implemented projects demonstrating the unique benefits and remarkable features of plastic pipe systems while illustrating improved performance and economical advantages," said Tony Radoszewski, executive director of the PPI. "The PPI appreciates and acknowledges those whose contributions have helped advance our industry and made significant impact within our communities. We have a vibrant, enthusiastic membership and that is a key reason why the PPI has been successful for nearly 60 years. This new program formally spotlights devoted people who are trailblazers, and projects that provide smart solutions."