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Register to attend a Thompson Pipe Group Pipes and Hops educational event and get your questions answered in a fun and interactive setting. Lunch or dinner, and a beverage of your choice are included. Professional development hours will be provided.

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Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021
11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Karbach Brewing
2032 Karbach Street
Houston, TX 77092

Attend this in-person event and hear from Thompson Pipe Group engineers and special guest speaker Randy Nixon of Corrosion Probe, a consulting firm.

Attendees will learn about these topics and more:

    • Restrained joints
    • Corrosion protection
    • Bedding and Backfill
    • Repair
    • Tapping
    • Trenchless


Kevin Baas

Thompson Pipe Group Team

Kevin Baas, P.E. Technical Resource Engineer

Kevin has been involved in the concrete, steel, and fiberglass pressure pipe industry for more than 35 years.  His experience includes design, quality, manufacturing, installation, product development, and repair. He is a licensed professional engineer in Ohio, Arkansas, Mississippi, and Texas.

Deya Escalante

Deya Escalante, E.I.T. Technical Resource Engineer

Deya has worked in the pressure pipe industry for nearly a decade. She specializes in concrete and steel pressure pipe design, manufacturing, and installation. She is passionate about leveraging her experience to help owners and design engineers study and optimize water and wastewater pipelines.

Jeff LeBlanc

Jeff LeBlanc, P.E., Director of Engineering For Fiberglass Pipe

Jeff has nearly 20 years of experience as a pipe products engineer. Throughout his career he has been associated with innovative fiberglass products and overseen the development of several trenchless products and installations. He will provide tips for owners and consultants on how to select the right product and the right installation method.

Randy Nixon

Guest Speaker

Randy Nixon, President and Founder of Corrosion Probe

Randy is President and Founder of Corrosion Probe, Inc. which has been in business for over 35 years and has an international reputation for excellence in corrosion and materials engineering, consulting, testing, and inspection services.  Corrosion Probe is a consulting engineering firm that provides engineering, testing, failure analysis, inspection, and project management services in the technical areas of metals corrosion, concrete deterioration, protective coatings/linings, FRP, cathodic protection, infrastructure rehabilitation, materials science, mechanical integrity evaluation, retrofit design, and Q.C./Q.A. inspection.