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AMERICAN - American Cast Iron Pipe Company
1501 31st Avenue North
Birmingham, AL 35207
AMERICAN EXECUTIVE INTERVIEWS
American Infrastructure Renewal: Building For The Next 100 Years
Even ductile iron pipe, which has been in the ground for a century in some cases, has an expiration date. Its strength has also been a detriment, to some degree, in that the public has taken its reliability for granted. But the time has come to pay the piper.
Corrosion Prevention, Energy Savings With Iron Pipe
In this Water Online Radio interview, Maury Gaston of American Ductile Iron Pipe and American SpiralWeld Pipe talks about the many benefits of iron pipe and the company’s improved polyethylene encasement.
AMERICAN CASE STUDIES
A Water Network For Economic Vitality
Those in the water industry know water is essential for life and brings economic value, but the economic role of water is often not as well understood by the general public. This paper reviews the history and development of our transportation, electrical, and energy infrastructure and then presents a plan for our nation’s water to be augmented from where we have it abundantly to where we badly need it.
AMERICAN’s Versatility Shines In Rocky Terrain
Murfreesboro, Tennessee, is the fastest growing city in Tennessee, and one of the fastest growing cities in the United States with its population more than doubling since 2000.
An Interstate Water System For Economic Vitality
World Water Day was March 22. National Groundwater Week was just completed. These two events are especially timely as generationally significant droughts are in the news. Texas and California, two of our most populous and economically vibrant states, are experiencing drought not seen in the careers of today’s water and municipal professionals.
Tri-City Water Infrastructure Partnership: When 'We' Is Better Than 'Me'
This is a story about three cities in North Carolina: Albemarle, Concord and Kannapolis. Albemarle, 40 miles east of Charlotte, had excess capacity in its water system and needed new customers to defray costs.
Security, Strength: AMERICAN Provides Products Of Choice For Major Highway Project In Augusta, Georgia
Work is roughly 50 percent complete on a $30-million-plus upgrade of what is considered the most dangerous stretch of road in Augusta, Georgia.
AMERICAN Spiral-Welded Steel Pipe And Big Easy Flood Control
If you think Hurricane Katrina was the first time New Orleans suffered major flood damage, think again. Flooding has been as much a part of New Orleans’ 300-year history as jazz, jambalaya and French Quarter juke joints.
Triple Threat Creates A Tough Challenge For Pennsylvania Water Authority
A well-known university, a busy main street, a 100-year-old pipeline and a tight deadline made for a tough challenge for crews attempting to install a 12-inch AMERICAN Fastite pipe in State College, Pennsylvania, this past summer.
New Technology Is 'Groundbreaking Advancement' In Corrosion Control
V-Bio Polyethylene Encasement is the latest scientific advancement in corrosion control for ductile iron pipe. Its revolutionary formulation allows for complete confidence on the part of the owner, engineer and municipality that no matter how aggressive the soils, the rugged iron pipe installed will last for generations. This new technology builds on more than 50 years of research and development by the Ductile Iron Pipe Research Association. By Jordan Byrd, AMERICAN Ductile Iron Pipe
The Right Choice For Environmentally Friendly Pipe Installation
Like several of its counterparts in Florida, Pasco County is a name frequently repeated in the news when it comes to growth.
Thanks To Digital Upgrade, Castle Rock’s Asset Management Becomes Model For State
With a population of 55,000, the town of Castle Rock, Colorado, was named to “Money” magazine’s list of 100 Best Places to Live in America. It’s also a town on the cutting edge of managing its water, wastewater and storm water system assets with the help of the Hydrant and Valve Inspector from AMERICAN Flow Control (AFC) and Trimble Navigation.
AMERICAN IN THE NEWS
ABOUT AMERICAN CAST IRON PIPE COMPANY
American Cast Iron Pipe Company, founded in Birmingham, Ala., in 1905, is a manufacturer of ductile iron pipe, spiral-welded steel pipe, fire hydrants and valves for the waterworks industry, and electric-resistance-welded steel pipe for the oil and gas industry. AMERICAN’s diversified product line also includes static castings and high-performance fire pumps.
The Birmingham plant, located on a 2,000-acre site with more than 60 acres under roof, is home to one of the world’s largest cupolas; the Contiarc, the first-of-its-kind continuous arc furnace; and AMERICAN Recycling, the only scrap processing facility of its kind in the region.
AMERICAN employs approximately 3,000 people – about 2,000 at its headquarters plant and offices in Birmingham, and about 1,000 at its subsidiary plants: American Castings, LLC, Pryor Creek, Okla.; American SpiralWeld Pipe Company, LLC, Columbia, S.C.; American Valve & Hydrant Manufacturing Company, Beaumont, Texas; Intercast SA, Itauna, Brazil; Specification Rubber Products Inc., Alabaster, Ala.; Pneumax of Peoria, Ariz.; and Waterous Company, South Saint Paul, Minn.
Ductile Iron Pipe: 800-442-2347
Valves and Hydrants: 800-326-8051