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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 […]

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.

March Newsletter: 3 COVID-19 Industry Resources

More than 10,000 industry professionals receive The Pipeline. The March issue delivered three COVID-19 industry resources: 24-Hour Emergency Repair Hotline Number, 800-445-1534 Contact a business development manager near you and request a free customized virtual training session with a technical resource engineer Watch the American Concrete Pressure Pipe Association webinar on concrete pressure pipe installation Learn […]

Case Study: Sliplining Water Main Saves Money and Time

Every drop of water is precious in the Sonoran Desert. The City of Phoenix saved time and money by selecting sliplining as the repair option. Thompson Pipe Group manufactured and delivered approximately 1-mile of 56-inch steel liner pipe and gave the existing 60” watermain renewed life. Read this case study to learn more.

Largest Water Pipeline Includes Reinforced Concrete Microtunneling Pipe

Largest Water Pipeline Includes Reinforced Concrete Microtunneling Pipe Thompson Pipe Group scheduled to manufacture of 6,000 linear feet The new Atoka Pipeline is the largest water pressure pipeline project in North America. The project includes 60- and 72-inch steel pressure pipe, and 72- and 84-inch reinforced concrete microtunneling casing pipe. The pipeline will transport raw […]

Assistant National Operations Manager Joins Pressure Division

National Assistant Operations Manager Joins Pressure Division Mark Scabarozi, experienced leader with manufacturing background, to manage production growth Grand Prairie, Texas – Before scheduled production begins of a 100-mile steel pipeline, Thompson Pipe Group-Pressure adds Mark Scabarozi as the new National Assistant Operations Manager. With continued growth expected for 2020, the position was created to […]

Win Lunch For Your Office With Special Offer in February Newsletter

Don’t miss the Pipeline Services Department special offer in the February edition of The Pipeline. Plus, check out our award-winning project featured by the American Concrete Pipe Association. Thompson Pipe Group – Los Angeles engineered 8’x2′ precast boxes with 12″ thick top and bottom slabs to support an Airbus A380-800-F. Read the February 2020 issue […]

Career Fair – Feb. 20.

Get hired! Attend the Thompson Pipe Group – Dallas Career Fair on Thursday, Feb. 20 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Apply in person: 800 County Rd 209 Alvarado, Texas 76009 Opportunities include: Civil engineer Sales representatives Security Truck driver Forklift operator Maintenance Draftsman General labor Management   Download the flier here.