Las Vegas Valley Water District (LVVWD), which serves more than one million customers in southern Nevada, completed its first pilot installation of the AMERICAN Flow Control Series 2500 Resilient Wedge Gate Valve with ALPHA restrained joint ends in April 2017.Read More
The launch site used for most NASA-led space exploration efforts since 1968, the Kennedy Space Center (KSC), will soon be home to more than 25 miles of AMERICAN Cast Iron Pipe Company products.Read More
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.Read More
In 2008, the City of Baltimore implemented a contract to upgrade its water infrastructure by having new water appurtenances installed throughout the city.Read More
Hydrant Inspector, a new asset management tool for capturing and tracking information about AMERICAN hydrants,
uses barcode technology and handheld Trimble devices to retrieve information.
Changes in Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations prompted the Village of Russia, Ohio, to put the question of whether to build a new water system in front of the voters. Eighty percent voted in favor of increasing taxes for the new system, which was completed in 2009. Previously, wells were the water source for the village.Read More
Since Hurricane Katrina in 2005, AMERICAN has shipped more than 1,600 American-Darling fire hydrants and almost 10,000 gate valves to Mississippi Utilities Supply Company, a Ferguson Waterworks subsidiary and AMERICAN distributor in Gulfport, Miss. Mississippi Utilities Supply was open for business the day after Katrina and stayed open 24/7 for several months following the disaster to service utilities in the region. The distributor took orders and delivered orders even before electrical service was restored, which allowed the use of computers and land phone lines.Read More