For more than 100 years, iron pipe has been the backbone of drinking water and waste water infrastructure in the U.S. and across the world. However, much of the 1 million miles of underground pipe in this country is nearing the end of its useful life. A recent study by the American Water Works Association (AWWA) looks at the impact of this aging and expanding infrastructure. The study, “Buried No Longer,” details findings and challenges cities must address to ensure a continued safe, clean and economically viable water supply.Read More
Sixty feet below the surface of Sowashee Creek in east Mississippi lies a new section of pipeline — 1,640 feet of 36-inch AMERICAN ductile iron pipe — installed with little more than a ripple’s impact on the waterway. This section of pipeline marks the longest length of this size ductile iron pipe ever installed using horizontal directional drilling (HDD), a trenchless method of pipe installation that minimizes surface disturbance.Read More
AMERICAN’s Intranet Next Generation (iNG) team took home top honors at this year’s Medallion Awards Competition, hosted by the Public Relations Council of Alabama.Read More
John Hagelskamp has been named division sales manager of AMERICAN Flow Control, a division of AMERICAN Cast Iron Pipe Company (AMERICAN), headquartered in Birmingham, Ala. Walter L. Cooper, current sales manager, will retire the first quarter of 2013.Read More
The Senate Finance Committee has approved lifting the cap on the amount that cities may raise through private activity bonds for water and wastewater projects. The Senate is set to vote on the measure soon.Read More
Birmingham News article by Mary Orndorff, Washington Correspondent.
A housing slump and poor economy means business is down for makers of ductile iron pipe such as American Cast Iron Pipe Company, so CEO Van Richey was in Washington last week drumming up support for legislation to encourage cities and counties to upgrade their water systems.Read More