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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 […]

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 […]

TPG 90” Steel Sliplines 96” PCCP in Phoenix

Press Release Who: Thompson Pipe Group, Kiewet, City of Phoenix What: Sliplining Val Vista Transmission Main Where: Phoenix, Arizona Why: The Val Vista Transmission Main Rehabilitation project required 4,681 linear feet of 90” steel pipe. The S200 pipe was sliplined into to an existing 96” prestressed concrete cylinder pipeline. The project included two horizontal bends. […]

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.

February News – Must See Microtunneling Pipe Video, TPG Makes Headlines and More

Read the February issue of The Pipeline and get an insider’s look on how micrtunneling pipe is made. Plus, read the Underground Construction that features our prestressed concrete cylinder pipe, and what you don’t know about the Snap Ring®, a single bolt mechanically restrained joint system, could cost you. Don’t miss another issue of our […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Webinar: Manage Risk When Disaster Strikes

Emergency concrete pressure pipeline repair due to construction incidents is difficult to manage. Emotions run high when houses and streets are flooded. Owners need quick dependable accurate service. Learn how to reduce risk with the Thompson Pipe Group Pipeline Services Department. Before we were one of the largest pipe manufacturers in North America, Thompson Pipe […]

Case Study: Trenchless PCCP

PROJECT OVERVIEW As part of the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District’s Overflow Reduction Plan, the city embarked on the Harbor Siphons project that expanded the capacity of the district’s interceptor system to deliver sewage flows equal to the capacity of the North Wastewater Treatment Plant. This project serves to transfer wastewater that is diverted to the […]

June Newsletter: See FRP Shipped Overseas, Get RCP Fast Facts

The June issue of The Pipeline features a case study on PCCP and why one project owner only specified this pipe material for its new earthen dam project. Additionally, more than 200 people have already registered for our upcoming webinar: Manage Risk When Disaster Strikes. Learn more and register. Plus, Thompson Pipe Group products are […]

PCCP Is The Best Dam Pipe

  GET THE RIGHT DAM PIPE Overview Built in 1958, the Cobun Creek Reservoir in Morgantown, West Virgina, served Morgan County residents for more than 60 years. To meet population growth demands, leaders took steps to increase water supply storage capacity from 3 to 30 days. In 2018 the Morgantown Utility Board broke ground on […]

Free Webinar: Manage Risk When Disaster Strikes

Title: Manage Risk When Disaster Strikes When: Wednesday, June 24 at 1 p.m. Central Hosted by: Thompson Pipe Group Pipeline Services Department Who should attend: Pressure pipeline owners, contractors and consulting firms Registration: Click here to attend this no cost webinar. Attendees will receive one professional development hour. Details: Emergency concrete pressure pipeline repair due […]

After 60 Years, PCCP Still Best Choice

PROJECT OVERVIEW Not long after acquiring Detroit Water, the Great Lakes Water Authority required 3-miles of pipe to meet the suburban sprawl demand. The entity specified 48” steel and prestressed concrete cylinder pipe (PCCP). PCCP is a rigid pipe, installation moves quickly. Harness clamps speed up installation time and reduce costs. The two-clamp mechanically restrained […]

96″ FRP for Hydropower Penstock Reduces Cost

Background As part of the Franquelin River Hydroelectric Project in Quebec, Canada, Owner/Engineer/Contractor Axor Group needed 1,370 LF of penstock pipe for their 9.9-MW power station. PROBLEM: CONVENTIONAL STEEL OR FRP? Axor’s original design of the project specified 110-inch–diameter steel pipe. However, with the introduction of an FRP pipe supplier capable of producing pipe that […]

Case Study: 63-Mile Bar-Wrapped Pipeline

Concrete pressure pipe combines the tensile strength of steel with the compressive strength and corrosion-inhibiting properties of Portland cement concrete and mortar. The stiffest and strongest of the commonly specified semirigid water pipes, C303 bar-wrapped pipe is manufactured using a welded steel cylinder with sized, welded-steel joint rings attached. The steel cylinder is lined with […]

May Newsletter: Case Studies and Videos

Read the May issue of The Pipeline: Register for our free webinar: Manage Risk When Disaster Strikes. Earn one PDH and learn how we help owners and contractors with pipeline modifications, emergency repairs and more. Watch as a section of Flowtite® FRP is dropped from a forklift. Nothing happens. You can watch, but its not […]

Thompson Manufactures Pipe For New Texas Reservoir

North Texas is one of the fastest growing regions in the country. To keep up with demand, the North Texas Municipal Water District oversaw the design and construction of a new reservoir; the Lone Star state’s  first in 30 years. Bois d’Arc Lake covers more than 16,600 acres and will meet the water needs and […]

COVID-19 Resources

Together we can. Listed below are three resources offered by Thompson Pipe Group. Looking for something that’s not here? Contact a business development manager and make a request. Free Webinar Manage Risk When Disaster Strikes Emergency concrete pressure pipeline repair due to construction accidents and other unforeseen incidents is difficult to manage. Hosted by the […]

Free Webinar: Pipeline Repair

Title: Manage Risk When Disaster Strikes When: Wednesday, June 24 at 1 p.m. Central Hosted by: Thompson Pipe Group Pipeline Services Department Who should attend: Pressure pipeline owners, contractors and consulting firms Registration: Click here to attend this no cost webinar. Attendees will receive one professional development hour. Details: Emergency concrete pressure pipeline repair due […]

Case Studies and Fast Facts In April Newsletter

Don’t miss these stories in the April edition of The Pipeline. Click here to learn more about: The Thompson Pipe Group Pipeline Services Department has historical records for 80% of the large diameter pressure pipe in the U.S. Find out how their consulting helped the City of Charlotte, North Carolina, reduce risk and save money. […]

Case Study: Historical Records Available

We don’t guess. We know. Our Pipeline Services Group has access to historical records for approximately 80% of the country’s large diameter concrete pressure pipe installation records. Read this case study and learn how the City of Charlotte, North Carolina, benefitted from our services.

Case Study: Flowtite FRP Offers Huge Savings

Selecting Flowtite® FRP reduced annual operating and maintenance costs by 25% as compared with PVC and 50% as compared with HDPE. Plus, the pipe withstood harsh winter weather. The contractor was able to install 1,500 LF per day. Read more about the Port of Morrow Regional Water Recycle and Re-Use Project in Oregon.