SippTech, SAK Construction Sign Exclusive National Installer Agreement

SippTech SIPP Technologies LLC. (SippTech) announced that it signed an agreement with SAK Construction LLC. for exclusive installation rights of the SippTech SippSteel robotic lining technology. Pursuant to the agreement, SAK is the sole national installation contractor for SippTech’s multidimensional, robotically installed, composite pressure pipe lining system.


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“SippTech is honored to partner with SAK. Their knowledge, experience, and innovative thinking in the pipeline rehabilitation industry offers the ‘perfect storm’ of opportunity for SippSteel,” said CEO/CTO Kent Weisenberg. “SAK has been expertly delivering the most advanced, field proven products to rehabilitate pipes globally for years.”

In August, SippTech announced that Robert Affholder, vice chairman of SAK Construction, joined the SippTech board of directors.

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SippSteel is a novel, three-component composite lining system that entirely overcomes the limitations and inconsistencies present in prior sprayed-in-place pipe (SIPP) technologies. This is made possible by utilizing a combination of specific and cooperative machine learning technologies, including computer-vision, LIDAR ultrasound, RF, Wi-Fi, gyroscope and accelerometer, to precisely navigate and apply the SippSteel composite inside of the pipe. The result is the installation of a structurally independent lining system with reduced construction time, minimal consumer disruption, lower costs, and a small environmental footprint.

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“This unique, cutting-edge technology truly has the capability to change the entire dynamic of the pressure pipe rehabilitation industry,” said Charlie Kuhnmuench, vice president of business development for SAK.

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Based in O’Fallon, Missouri, and with additional regional offices in Arbutus, Maryland; Sacramento, California; and Nashville, Tennessee, SAK is active across the United States. The company solves the challenge of maintaining and restoring aging water and sanitary infrastructure for the municipal, energy and industrial markets.  With industry-leading experience and a commitment to service excellence, SAK is a trusted partner helping customers worldwide renew, protect and expand their pipeline infrastructure.

“We look forward to working together with SippTech to expand this technology throughout the United States,” said Jerry Shaw, SAK president. “To date, we have not seen a trenchless rehabilitation technology possessing such efficacy and versatility for the pressure pipe industry.”

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