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The March edition of The Pipeline is a must read. Learn about the largest water P3 in America and find out what engineers learned when the first cross-country pipeline was unearthed. Plus, get the reinforced concrete pipe fast fact. Read it now and subscribe.

February News

This edition of The Pipeline includes three bar-wrapped pipe facts, one of the largest microtunneling installation projects in the country, and details on how to request historical records. Don’t let another month go by without subscribing.

TPG Adds VP of HR

As Thompson Pipe Group Vice President of Human Resources Kenneth Schappert, an experienced executive skilled in labor relations, management and continuous improvement, will oversee HR functions for all company entities. The organization created the position to prepare for strategic growth. With a dozen years of experience in managing human capital and improving labor relations, this […]

Engineers Discuss TPG Products in January Newsletter

In the January issue of The Pipeline, engineers share their experiences with TPG products and services. Find out why our field services team made the six o’clock news in El Paso for their assistance with an FRP installation. Also, learn why our pipe was selected for a micrtounneling project in New York. Plus, don’t miss […]

New Year, New Opportunities

Thompson Pipe Group will host career fairs in Texas and Illinois. The socially distanced events will include on-the-spot interviews and free food. Can’t wait? Apply online now 

January Tradeshows

Get your specification questions answered by an engineer: Underground Construction Technology Conference When: Jan. 25*-27 Where: Fort Worth Booth: 414 *Jeff LeBlanc, P.E., TPG Technical Resource Engineer, presents the design-build technical concept for 72″ microtunnel pressure pipe. POWERGEN International When: Jan. 26-28 Where: Dallas Booth: 4228  

TPG FRP Makes Headlines

Watch this: The CBS news affiliate in El Paso covered our U.S.-based field services reps laminating TPG FRP joints onsite and discussed how our fittings crew in Texas helped save time with custom fabrication.

North Texas Career Fair

We don’t offer jobs. ⚡ We jump start your career. Laborers, welders, heavy equipment mechanics, production and mobile equipment supervisors, QA techs, machine operators, and AP clerks – find out how at our career fair. Can’t make it? Apply online.

November Newsletter: Trenchless Options/Manufacturing Drone Video

The Pipeline brings you monthly updates. In the November issue read about the variety of trenchless pipe available. Additionally, drone video offers a bird’s-eye view of how fittings are made. Plus, register for the Virtual Municipal Forum on Trenchless Technology hosted by the Trenchless Technology Center – Louisiana Tech University and featuring a Thompson Pipe […]

October News: Custom FRP Fitting, Industry Webinars

The Thompson Pipe Group field services team manufactured a custom FRP fitting. See how they produced it onsite in the October issue of The Pipeline. Plus, get the details on two industry webinars offering professional development hours. Register now to earn PDHs before the year ends. The Pipeline is the Thompson Pipe Group monthly newsletter. […]

October Tradeshows

Speak to one of our business development managers at an event near you. WEFTEC 2021 Oct. 16-20 Chicago Booth 1258 SW AWWA 2021 Oct. 24-26 Tulsa Booth 7 RMNASTT – Trenchless Elevated Oct. 27 Denver Booth TBD

September News: New Emergency Services Number, WWD Article

Were you one of the first to receive our new 24-hour emergency services number? Did you read the Water & Wastes Digest featuring our engineers about testing the first cross-country pipeline 80 years after it was put into service? Subscribe to The Pipeline. This monthly newsletter features happenings at Thompson Pipe Group and industry news. […]

August News: Schedule a Tour, Read What Engineers Say About TPG FRP

Read the August edition of The Pipeline and find out how you and your co-workers can visit a Thompson Pipe Group facility and see how we manufacture products for some of the largest pipelines in North America. Plus, find out why one engineer says FRP was the best option for an irrigation project in Oregon. […]

September Tradeshows

Speak to one of our business development managers at an event near you. NASTT SC-Texas/Oklahoma Trenchless Sept. 13-14 Sugarland, Texas HYDROVision International Sept. 21-23 Spokane, Washington Booth 1605 WI-AWWA 100th Annual Conference Sept. 22-24 Madison, WI Booth 54

The Pipeline for Industry Professionals

Subscribers of The Pipeline receive early access to industry information, assets and events. Be in the know and become a subscriber. Read the July edition and find out how you can register for an in-person or virtual facility tour or educational event. Plus, Thompson Pipe Group has approximately 80 percent of the historical records for […]

July/August Tradeshows

We attend tradeshows all over the country. Visit our booth and find out how we deliver some of the largest pipelines in North America. UCT 2021 Underground Construction Technology July 13-15 Nashville Booth 728N OH AWWA One Water Technical Conference July 26-29 Cincinnati Booth 630 SC AWWA South Carolina Environmental Conference August 9-11 Myrlte Beach […]

The Pipeline for Industry Professionals

Subscribers of The Pipeline have early access to industry information, assets and events. Be in the know and become a subscriber. Read the June edition and learn more about the new Engineering Manual. Available now for download, the nearly 200-page document includes bar wrapped and prestressed concrete pressure pipe manufacturing facts and illustrations. Plus, Thompson Pipe […]

May News: Free Webinar, New VP and PCCP History

In May registration opened for Trenchless Rehab: Three Unique Case Studies, the free webinar will be held Thursday, June 24 at 1 p.m. (CST). Additionally, newsletter recipients received details on the new Vice President of Pressure, and a fast fact on prestressed concrete cylinder pipe. Register for the webinar and read the entire newsletter here. […]

Case Study: TPG FRP Lines Brick Sewer

Why Trenchless Taggart Outfall is a 114-year-old sewer in southeast Portland. Originally dug by hand in an undeveloped area, today it runs beneath homes, businesses, a highway and active rail lines. Digging an open trench would require ripping out existing infrastructure and demolishing buildings. Value Engineering With no shaft location identified, the initial trenchless design […]

Categories: FRP

April News: TPG FRP and Flow-Crete Used in $439M Project

Each month Thompson Pipe Group sends a newsletter featuring industry updates. In April The Pipeline includes a look at $439 million project in Long Island, NY. Western Bays Constructors Joint Venture will reline more than 44,000 linear feet of an existing 72″ waterline with 60″ Thompson Pipe Group fiberglass reinforced pipe (FRP) to connect two […]

Case Study: First Cross-Country Pipe Receives Modern Day Testing

Project Overview In the mid-1930s city engineers in Grand Rapids, Michigan, determined Lake Michigan water would be easier to transport and treat than their current source, the Grand River. Engineering consultants proposed welded steel or cast iron pipe for the 31-mile, 46-inch- diameter pressure pipeline. However, the city allowed Price Brothers Company, a Thompson Pipe Group […]

Career Fair in Rialto, CA

Career Fair   Saturday, May 1 – 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. $1,000 Sign-On Bonus and Free Tacos! Starting pay $17.50 – general labor. No experience necessary. Will train. Open positions: General labor Skilled labor Truck drivers Forklift drivers See a complete list of positions.

TPG VP Named ACPA Chairman of the Board

The American Concrete Pipe Association (ACPA) and Thompson Pipe Group (TPG) are pleased to announce Branimir Kovac, Vice President of TPG, is the association’s new Chairman of the Board. Kovac was confirmed as Chairman during the ACPA’s Annual Meeting held March 31st – April 1st. Kovac is the 114th ACPA Chairman in the association’s 117-year […]

March News – Unique FRP/Steel Hybrid Makes Headlines

The March issue of The Pipeline may challenge what you know about the capabilities of fiberglass reinforced pipe and prestressed concrete cylinder pipe. FRP can be produced with steel fittings. Water and Wastes Digest featured our pipeline in a recent issue. Also, PCCP can adapt to almost any other pipe type. Plus, learn more about a […]

PCCP Project Makes Cover of Underground Magazine

A Thompson Pipe Group prestressed concrete cylinder pipe project in Louisville, Kentucky, made the cover of the February issue of Underground Construction. Read what the owner and contractor had to say about why rigid AWWA C301 was selected for this combined sewer overflow project and how it withstood harsh conditions.

Case Study: PCCP for Trenchless Applications

Project Overview As one of the largest metropolitan areas in the country, downtown Dallas is home to big buildings, mass transit, and bustling streets. To avoid road closures, costly traffic maintenance and utility conflicts, engineers chose a trenchless installation of 1,800 linear feet of 36” prestressed concrete cylinder pipe. Arredondo, Zepeda & Brunz Project Manager Steve […]

December News: Year In Review

Nearly 6,000 people follow Thompson Pipe Group on LinkedIn. Be in the know. Read the December issue of The Pipeline and find out which project posts they liked most in 2020. Don’t forget to subscribe to receive the next issue.

84″ PCCP Powers New Natural Gas Facility

When Florida Power and Light put into service the Dania Beach power facility Calvin Coolidge was president. In 2018, 91 years after it began operations, the service provider began dismantling the location to make way for one of the cleanest most efficient power plants of its kind. Located between Fort Lauderdale and Miami, the new […]

Case Study: FRP Joint Options

In 2017 approximately 3,500 linear feet of 30” Flowtite® fiberglass reinforced polymer (FRP) pipe with a pressure class of 300 psi was installed in Henderson, Nevada. Due to corrosive soil the Galleria Reclaimed Waterline required numerous corrosion related repairs.  The geotechnical evaluation indicated the soils are too corrosive for buried steel and required a non-corrosive […]

Categories: FRP

Rigid Vs. Flexible Pipe Installations

This rigid versus flexible pipe installation display visually demonstrates the differences in required trench widths and embedment*. Each pipe is 36” diameter, but trench widths and structural embedment requirements differ. Before specifying your next project, take a look at some of the installation requirements. Prestressed Concrete Cylinder Pipe/AWWA C301 (Rigid) The majority of the strength […]

Thompson Pipe Group Sponsors NASCAR Driver Cole Custer

  Cole Custer races the Thompson Pipe Group 41 car in the 2020 NASCAR Championship at the Phoenix Raceway Sunday, Nov. 8 at 2 p.m. Central Time. The race is scheduled to air on NBC. The rookie of the year is a personal friend of the Thompson family.    

PCCP Line Stopping Animated Video

  Click here to see highlights of how to line stop prestressed concrete cylinder pipe (PCCP). The Thompson Pipe Group Pipeline Services Group team can provide more information about how this process is completed. Call them 24/7 at 800-445-1534.  

Case Study:Today’s PCCP Sparks New Life Under Power Lines

OVERVIEW Erie County is home to nearly 1 million people in western New York.The Buffalo-Niagra metropolitan area is the second largest region in the state. In the 1970s, 30” prestressed concrete cylinder pipe (PCCP) manufactured by Interpace was installed near an electric grid system. During this time Interpace PCCP included defective materials and poor practices. […]

September News: Fiberglass Pipe Webinar and Concrete Pipe Withstands Wildfire

This issue of The Pipeline, Thompson Pipe Group’s monthly newsletter, includes registration for the company’s new webinar, a look at how a section of concrete pipe withstood a wildfire and details about Thompson Pipe Group sponsored NASCAR driver Cole Custer. Read the newsletter received by more than 10,000 industry professionals and don’t forget to click […]

August News: New Webinar, 16′ Shaft, RCP Facts

Don’t receive The Pipeline? Read it now and then subscribe. Thompson Pipe Group news will come straight to your inbox. The August issue includes: Webinar registration: Pushing The Boundaries Of Fiberglass Pipe In North America. Thompson Pipe Group has produced more than 1.5 million linear feet and designed unique solutions. Video of a 16′ shaft […]

Concrete Pipe Week – Aug 16-22

Concrete Pipe Week recognizes the significance and contributions of the reinforced concrete pipe and precast industry. Many elected officials have already written proclamations and recognized this important event. In addition to contacting your local, state and federal representatives, register and participate in an event below. Concrete Pipe Week Online Activities Tuesday, 8.18 – Virtual Plant […]

Free Webinar: Pushing Boundaries of Fiberglass Pipe in North America

Thompson Pipe Group engineers have managed more than 1.5 million linear feet of fiberglass projects and have driven never-before-seen solutions. While most specify FRPM only for gravity sewer projects, Thompson Pipe Group engineers work with design firms and contractor build projects for pressure and trenchless applications with unique challenges. Register now for this free one-hour […]

Explosive PCCP Myths Busted

PCCP Case Study: Explosive Myths Busted Pre-stressed concrete cylinder pipe safe for tapping and more Overview Prestressed concrete cylinder pipe (AWWA C301) gets a bad rap. Despite rumors and outdated information, the pipe is in service in all 50 states. First installed after World War II, PCCP is one of the most rigid and long-lasting […]