February 2, 2017
McElroy, the world’s leading maker of pipe fusion machines, and Netafim, the world’s leading irrigation company, have joined forces to meet the demand for high-density polyethylene (HDPE) pipeline solutions serving the irrigation industry and the growing opportunities in potable water and natural gas.
Both companies are pioneers in their fields, devoting decades to providing quality infrastructure and jobsite solutions to create a sustainable future.
“There are many similarities in the history of our companies — the team-based reward systems our organizations have and the passion we each share to do our part to make the world a better place,” said Chip McElroy, McElroy president.
McElroy was the featured equipment manufacturer at Netafim’s open house which debuted the expansion of Netafim’s HDPE fusion equipment business. Netafim also sent representatives to McElroy’s Tulsa, Okla., headquarters to take fusion operator courses at McElroy University which also offers training in troubleshooting, maintenance and inspection.
“We are excited about the many benefits McElroy machines will bring to our growing operation,” said Netafim Water Infrastructure manager Ido Goldsman. “They are well-engineered and easy to operate, plus they will enhance our productivity in the field with the added assurance of technical support.”
Marwan Ali, owner of Northern Arc, took fusion training for medium- and large-diameter pipe in preparation for several jobs in the water industry and what he expects will be many more jobs to line up in Israel and South Africa.
“I’ve been around different countries, but what we saw here made a big impression on us,” Ali said. “It’s a good machine and the training is very professional. This will not be the first machine for me.”
Ali said he was struck by the quality of the machines and their productivity as well as the machine’s safety features and the training and opportunity to visit McElroy and its facilities.
“I can tell you that the McElroy machine has a lot of advantages,” said Gaby Ben David, who also trained at McElroy recently. “It’s simple to operate and with the way it is designed, it makes sense when you operate it.”