THE GOLDEN RULE AT WORK SINCE 1905.
 

For more than a century, AMERICAN has been committed to doing things the right way – exceeding customer expectations, caring for our employees and building strong communities. Taking pride in our work means taking the time to do it right. And that commitment to excellence is reflected in each of the products we proudly produce.

 

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AMERICAN VIDEOS

Valves: Resilient Wedge Gate Valves Vs. Double Disc Gate Valves Valves: Resilient Wedge Gate Valves Vs. Double Disc Gate Valves

How important is valve selection? Has maintenance been considered? Should old specifications be used? AMERICAN is experienced in both resilient wedge gate valves and double disc gatevalves and answers your questions in this video.

Valves: Butterfly Versus Gate Valves: Butterfly Versus Gate

How important is valve selection? Has maintenance been considered? Should old specifications be used? AMERICAN is experienced in both butterfly and gate valves and answers your questions in this video.

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AMERICAN PRODUCTS

5 1/4" Waterous Pacer Hydrant 5 1/4" Waterous Pacer Hydrant

The American Waterous Pacer’s sleek and stylish design blends perfectly with today’s modern architecture.

5 1/4" American-Darling B-84-B-5 Hydrant 5 1/4" American-Darling B-84-B-5 Hydrant

The American-Darling B-84-B-5 hydrant incorporates more than 100 years of experience in design, manufacture and field experience.

16"-60" Series 2500 Resilient Wedge Gate Valve With Flex-Ring Ends 16"-60" Series 2500 Resilient Wedge Gate Valve With Flex-Ring Ends

AMERICAN’s 16"-60" Series 2500 ductile iron resilient wedge gate valves are suitable for use in potable water, sewage and fire protection systems.

14"-66" Resilient Wedge Gate Valves With Flanged Ends 14"-66" Resilient Wedge Gate Valves With Flanged Ends

AMERICAN’s 14"-66" Series 2500 ductile iron resilient wedge gate valves are suitable for use in potable water, sewage and fire protection systems.

14" - 66" Series 2500 Resilient Wedge Gate Valve 14" - 66" Series 2500 Resilient Wedge Gate Valve

AMERICAN’s 14"-66" Series 2500 ductile iron resilient wedge gate valves are suitable for use in potable water, sewage and fire protection systems.

AMERICAN Flex-Lok® Joint Pipe 4"-12" AMERICAN Flex-Lok® Joint Pipe 4"-12"

AMERICAN has combined the Flex-Lok boltless ball joint and the Flex-Ring boltless restrained joint to now provide up to 25 degrees of deflection in sizes 4-inch through 12-inch.

AMERICAN - The  SMaRT Choice AMERICAN - The SMaRT Choice

Ductile iron pipe is now recognized as a SMaRT choice for infrastructure development. SMaRT Certified products are rated on product sustainability by the Institute for Market Transformation to Sustainability.

Protecto 401 Ceramic Epoxy Lining Protecto 401 Ceramic Epoxy Lining

Protecto 401–lined ductile iron pipe and fittings provide the maximum protection and the strength necessary to do the job in tough sewer pipe applications.

2100 Hydrant Security Check Valve 2100 Hydrant Security Check Valve

The 2100 Hydrant Security Check Valve is the solution to securing all makes and models of fire hydrants in your system. The check valve is MJ x Solid Gland. It connects easily to the MJ shoe of the fire hydrant and is restrained.

The Captivater - Locking Nozzle Cap The Captivater - Locking Nozzle Cap

The Captivater helps prevent unauthorized hydrant use, reduces water theft, reduces hydrant vandalism, and lowers operation costs. Its universal design fits EVERY hydrant from EVERY manufacturer, regardless of year or model.

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CONTACT INFORMATION

AMERICAN - American Cast Iron Pipe Company

1501 31st Avenue North

Birmingham, AL 35207

UNITED STATES

AMERICAN EXECUTIVE INTERVIEWS

AMERICAN CASE STUDIES

  • AMERICAN Pipe And Valves Ensure Georgia Project Flows With Ease
    AMERICAN Pipe And Valves Ensure Georgia Project Flows With Ease

    The estimated $30-million West Side Loop 48-inch Replacement Project is one of three capital projects being conducted by the Cobb County-Marietta Water Authority to provide additional water to western Cobb County and Paulding County in Georgia. For the project, a 48-year-old, 36-inch pre-stressed concrete cylinder pipe (PCCP) that recently failed is being replaced with 48-inch ductile iron pipe.

  • AMERICAN Flow Control Answers The Call
    AMERICAN Flow Control Answers The Call

    In late March 2016, an estimated 60-foot wide by 35-foot deep sinkhole developed in Tarpon Springs, Florida, leading to the evacuation of several homes. The sinkhole engulfed part of a nearby road and damaged two sewer lines and a water line.

  • Zinc-Coated Water Pipe Now Available In U.S.; San Jose Water Company Among First To Install
    Zinc-Coated Water Pipe Now Available In U.S.; San Jose Water Company Among First To Install

    A contractor for San Jose Water Company in San Jose, California, has taken delivery of more than 3,000 feet of zinc-coated iron pipe from AMERICAN Ductile Iron Pipe, making it among the nation’s first utilities to install zinc-coated pipe.

  • AMERICAN Ingenuity Delivers Massive Pipe, Fittings To Replenish Shrinking Water Supplies In Arkansas
    AMERICAN Ingenuity Delivers Massive Pipe, Fittings To Replenish Shrinking Water Supplies In Arkansas

    The Mississippi River Valley Alluvial Aquifer — a primary water source for small towns, rural water systems and farm irrigation in eastern Arkansas — is running dry. According to the Army Corps of Engineers’ website, a project study in the mid-1980s pointed out, and further studies have since shown, the region’s groundwater resources are rapidly shrinking.

  • Loudoun Water’s Innovative Potomac Water Supply Program
    Loudoun Water’s Innovative Potomac Water Supply Program

    Loudoun Water, a water utility serving customers in Loudoun County, Virginia, recently undertook an innovative, green approach to supplying water in the face of game-changing growth and development.

  • The Product Of Choice For Birmingham Water Works’ 4000 Miles Of Pipe
    The Product Of Choice For Birmingham Water Works’ 4000 Miles Of Pipe

    The Birmingham Water Works Board is the largest water utility in the state of Alabama, providing water to approximately 600,000 people across the Greater Birmingham area. Its service area is about 759 square miles and contains about 4,000 miles of pipe.

  • Fort Benning Brings In The Big Guns: AMERICAN Zinc And American-Darling
    Fort Benning Brings In The Big Guns: AMERICAN Zinc And American-Darling

    Columbus Water Works (CWW) provides drinking water and wastewater services to more than 250,000 residents in the Columbus, GA, area. In 2004, Fort Benning and Columbus Water Works signed an agreement that said CWW would provide water and wastewater services for the military base for 50 years, requiring a connection of the two systems and several large upgrades.

  • Outfitting The World’s Largest And Greenest Wastewater Treatment Plant
    Outfitting The World’s Largest And Greenest Wastewater Treatment Plant

    The sprawling Blue Plains Wastewater Treatment Facility is the largest advanced wastewater treatment plant in the world, with a capacity to treat an average of 370 million gallons of sewage a day.

  • The Case for Trans-Basin Water Pipelines
    The Case for Trans-Basin Water Pipelines

    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
    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.

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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