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Register to attend a Thompson Pipe Group Pipes and Chops 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.

Events are added as they are scheduled. Don’t see one near you? Check with your business development manager about future dates and locations.

Fort Worth
Wednesday, Feb. 16
11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Joe T. Garcia’s
2201 N. Commerce
Fort Worth, TX 76164
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Thursday, Feb. 17
11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Fogo de Chao
4300 Belt Line Rd.
Addison, TX 75001
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Houston – Complete!
Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021
11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Karbach Brewing
2032 Karbach Street
Houston, TX 77092

Attendees will learn about these topics and more:

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


Doug Sherman, Principal Consultant and Vice President at Corrosion Probe, Inc.

Doug Sherman is a Principal Consultant and Vice President at Corrosion Probe, Inc. in Austin, TX. He has 36 years of experience solving materials and corrosion issues for clients in a wide range of industries. Doug’s activities include design, construction QA/QC, condition assessment, failure investigation, and project management. He has a bachelor’s degree in Metallurgical Engineering; is a licensed professional engineer in the state of Texas; and is a member of the WEAT Asset Management and Odor & Corrosion Management Committees.

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., Technical Resource Engineer

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.