McElroy Adds Fortiline to Pipe Fusion Machine Distributor Network

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Trenchless Technology NewsFortiline Waterworks, headquartered in Concord, N.C., is the latest addition to the growing network of McElroy dealers.

Fortiline, is one of the largest distributors of underground utility products in the U.S. They will now be selling and servicing McElroy fusion equipment and providing operator training to their customers throughout the Southeast, Mid-Atlantic and the Midwest. McElroy is a leading manufacturer of the most complete line of high-density polyethylene (HDPE) pipe fusion equipment.

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“We are very excited about our partnership with Fortiline and their dedication to the pipe fusion industry,” said Chip McElroy, McElroy president. “Together we will play a huge role in meeting the growing demand to rehabilitate today’s public infrastructures by replacing them with the highest-quality and most reliable piping systems of our time.”

Fortiline created an HDPE Fusion Group within their company in August to provide customers with complete infrastructure product solutions.

“HDPE pipe is a growing product segment within the industry and with many of our customers,” said Mike Swedick, Fortiline president and COO. “Fortiline created an HDPE Fusion Group to better focus our resources in this area and respond to our customers’ growing HDPE needs. With the added benefit of a McElroy distributorship, Fortiline is now able to offer our customers the most reliable, efficient and technically-advanced pipe fusion equipment in the world.”

Fortiline has an extensive background in in HDPE as well as fusion techniques, fusion equipment and training. They are particularly experienced in assisting municipalities and utility contractors on HDPE water and wastewater projects.

“Engineers, contractors or any customer searching for HDPE solutions can count on Fortiline’s HDPE Group for superior sales and product selection, fast delivery and a knowledgeable staff with more than 40 years of experience in the field,” said Dennis Barnette, HDPE market manager.

For more information, visit the Fortline website here.

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Mike Kezdi is an associate editor with Benjamin Media Inc. where he covers everything from compact equipment happenings, to the latest in trenchless technologies and oil and gas pipeline projects. Mike joined BMI in 2013 after seven years in the newspaper world at the top weekly newspaper chain in Northeast Ohio. Contact Mike at mkezdi@benjaminmedia.com