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More Than a Century-Old Pipeline Demonstrates Sustainability of Iron Pipe

Roads and bridges, airports, energy systems – all are types of infrastructure that we depend on daily to bring functionality to our lives. Yet one of these infrastructures, concrete roadway, lasts, on average, just half our lifetime before becoming worn, riddled with potholes and in need of resurfacing. Hidden beneath our feet, however, is a durable product that plays a more vital role than all of these combined: Gray cast iron and ductile iron pipe make up roughly two-thirds of the nation’s water infrastructure, and they often last hundreds of years.

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AMERICAN Hydrant Guards WWII Battleship Memorial

In 1961, Battleship North Carolina was brought home to Wilmington, N.C., and dedicated as a state memorial to WWII veterans. That same year, a Darling B-50-B hydrant was installed in the parking lot of the new memorial. Today, a new American-Darling B-84-B stands guard over the battleship, protecting her employees and visitors to the site.

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