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.

Hydrant: 4 3/4" Waterous Trend Operation

Hydrant: 4 3/4" Waterous Trend Operation

AMERICAN’s Waterous Trend Fire Hydrant's stylish and distinctive design provides real solutions to today’s water system demands. With many cities experiencing increased pressure to stretch their dollars, it is important to note that just one person can easily perform maintenance on the Trend hydrant. The removal of four nuts and bolts allows access to all of the working parts. Watch this video to learn more.

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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

  • Can Your Pipe Survive An Earthquake?

    Maury Gaston of American Cast Iron Pipe Company (AMERICAN) talks to Todd and Kelly of Water Online Radio about new pipe joint that brings unshakeable reliability to vulnerable infrastructure.

  • 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.

AMERICAN CASE STUDIES

  • A Water Network For Economic Vitality
    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
    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
    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'
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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.

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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