PolyPipe Inc. recently announced that an expansion project is under way atits plants in Texas and Tennessee to increase large diameter capacity andcapabilities to 63 in. The projects are expected to be completed in spring 2007.

“The expansion project at our Erwin, Tenn., and Gainesville, Texas, plants isa prudent growth investment to better serve the market’s growing need for largediameter polyethylene pressure pipe,” said Polypipe CEO David Fordyce, adding“This project is one of several we have planned to recognize the market’sgrowing acceptance of polyethylene pipe for water, wastewater and industrialapplications.”

Jay Leeds, sales and marketing manager, said, “The new lines in Erwin andGainesville will improve service to our valued customers by allowing broad,geographical coverage for PolyPipe to supply our customer’s markets nationwide.The features and benefits of large diameter polyethylene pipe allow projectowners and designers a broader range of solutions for moving larger volumes withimproved performance and higher confidence in their piping systems overtraditional materials.”

PolyPipe, one of the largest producers of both high-density andmedium-density polyethylene pipe, has six U. S. plant locations, with a seventhplant presently under construction in Evansville, Wyo. The company recentlycompleted an expansion project at their Fernley, Nev.-plant, which addedcapacity in sizes up to 65 in. in diameter coupled with an additional expansionof a smaller diameter line.

PolyPipe’s products are used in a variety of end markets, includingindustrial, mining, water and wastewater, oil and gas production and natural gasdistribution.

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