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March 24, 2022

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.

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Case Study: Largest Water P3 In North America

March 9, 2022

Thompson Pipe Group manufactured and delivered bar-wrapped and steel pipe for the largest public-private partnership in North America. Read this case study and learn more about why these materials were selected by the San Antonio Water System.

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February News

February 25, 2022

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.

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TPG Adds VP Of HR

January 31, 2022

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 […]

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Engineers Discuss TPG Products In January Newsletter

January 20, 2022

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 […]

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New Year, New Opportunities

January 11, 2022

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 

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January Tradeshows

January 3, 2022

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  

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TPG FRP Makes Headlines

November 30, 2021

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.

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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.

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November Newsletter: Trenchless Options/Manufacturing Drone Video

November 11, 2021

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 […]

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Trenchless Pipe: You Have Options

Thompson Pipe Group hosted an industry event in Houston. Attendees received an overview of trenchless pipe options and details on design, manufacture and installation. Industry professionals shared details on trenchless pipe and applications. Below are the pipe options Thompson Pipe Group provides. Schedule a virtual or in-person presentation for your company or professional organization.  

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Thompson Pipe Group Sponsors NASCAR Truck Driver

November 5, 2021

Dean Thompson Joins the Niece Motorsports Lineup for a Fulltime Effort in 2022   MOORESVILLE, N.C. (November 5, 2021) – Dean Thompson will join Niece Motorsports in 2022 as he looks to compete for both the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Championship and Rookie of the Year Honors. “To say I’m excited for next season […]

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October News: Custom FRP Fitting, Industry Webinars

October 25, 2021

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. […]

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October Tradeshows

October 1, 2021

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

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September News: New Emergency Services Number, WWD Article

September 24, 2021

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. […]

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

September 3, 2021

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. […]

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September Tradeshows

August 16, 2021

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

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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 […]

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July/August Tradeshows

July 19, 2021

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 […]

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The Pipeline For Industry Professionals

June 18, 2021

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 […]

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May News: Free Webinar, New VP And PCCP History

May 13, 2021

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. […]

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Case Study: TPG FRP Lines Brick Sewer

May 6, 2021

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 […]

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April News: TPG FRP And Flow-Crete Used In $439M Project

April 28, 2021

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 […]

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Tunnel Business Magazine Features TPG Pipe

April 23, 2021

The Atoka Pipeline is the largest water pipeline under construction in North America. Read this story in Tunnel Business Magazine and learn how Thompson Pipe Group is manufacturing large diameter reinforced concrete microtunneling pipe.

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

April 20, 2021

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 […]

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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.

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TPG VP Named ACPA Chairman Of The Board

April 16, 2021

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 […]

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March News – Unique FRP/Steel Hybrid Makes Headlines

April 2, 2021

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 […]

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PCCP Project Makes Cover Of Underground Magazine

February 25, 2021

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.

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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 […]

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January News: Engineer Speaks Out On PCCP, Reinforced Concrete Microtunneling Pipe And More

February 2, 2021

Read The Pipeline and find out what one engineer had to say about using trenchless PCCP. Learn more about the Thompson Pipe Group team’s presentation at the American Concrete Pipe Association 2020 Pipe School. See a new bar-wrapped pipe installation in Texas. Don’t receive our monthly newsletter? Sign up today.

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Case Study: PCCP For Trenchless Applications

January 7, 2021

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 […]

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December News: Year In Review

December 24, 2020

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.

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84″ PCCP Powers New Natural Gas Facility

November 30, 2020

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 […]

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November News: Largest Water Project, Rigid Vs. Flexible Pipe Installation

November 20, 2020

The latest information on the largest water pipeline project in the country, comparisons between rigid and flexible and much more are featured in this month’s edition of The Pipeline. Read it now and sign up to receive it in your inbox.

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Case Study: FRP Joint Options

November 17, 2020

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 […]

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Rigid Vs. Flexible Pipe Installations

November 9, 2020

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 […]

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Thompson Pipe Group Sponsors NASCAR Driver Cole Custer

November 5, 2020

  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.    

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An Engineer’s Opinion Of PCCP And Non-Round FRP

October 20, 2020

An engineer’s opinion on PCCP and a news story on our non-round FRP has people clicking through The Pipeline like never before. Read the Thompson Pipe Group monthly newsletter. Not on the list? Sign up now.  

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PCCP Line Stopping Animated Video

October 16, 2020

  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.  

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

October 15, 2020

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. […]

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Case Study: Three Layers Of Joint Protection

September 28, 2020

Read this case study and learn how Thompson Pipe Group protects steel components in concrete pressure pipe joints with three layers of exterior protection: zinc metallized coating, cement mortar and Typar/Ethafoam. 

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September News: Fiberglass Pipe Webinar And Concrete Pipe Withstands Wildfire

September 18, 2020

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 […]

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

August 14, 2020

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 […]

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Concrete Pipe Week – Aug 16-22

July 30, 2020

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 […]

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Case Study: Massive Fitting Made With 14 Tons Of Steel

July 24, 2020

As a complement to pipe, Thompson Pipe Group manufactures all required projectttings. This 120” x 96” with a 120” x 108” eccentric reducer was produced for the City of Houston. Learn more in the case study below. 

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Free Webinar: Pushing Boundaries Of Fiberglass Pipe In North America

July 22, 2020

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 […]

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July Newsletter- Contractors Speak Out On Bar-Wrapped Pipe, Amazon Sees Value In RCP

July 16, 2020

Don’t receive The Pipeline? Read it now and then subscribe. Thompson Pipe Group news will come straight to your inbox. The July issue included: Two contractors discuss installing a combined total of nearly 94,000 linear feet of AWWA C303 manufactured by Thompson Pipe Group. As one of the largest internet retailers, Amazon knows value. The […]

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Explosive PCCP Myths Busted

July 9, 2020

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 […]

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Case Study: Contractors Share Details On Bar-Wrapped Pipe Installation

July 1, 2020

In 2017 the demand for water in Corpus Christi, Texas, was more than 34 billion gallons of water. Industrial growth accounted for nearly 50 percent of water use, but in 2025 that number is expected to rise to 70 percent. Thompson Pipe Group manufactured 93,950 linear feet of 48” bar-wrapped pipe (AWWA C303) for the […]

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Webinar: Manage Risk When Disaster Strikes

June 29, 2020

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 […]

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Case Study: Trenchless PCCP

June 22, 2020

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 […]

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

June 19, 2020

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 […]

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PCCP Is The Best Dam Pipe

June 15, 2020

  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 […]

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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 […]

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After 60 Years, PCCP Still Best Choice

June 9, 2020

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 […]

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96″ FRP For Hydropower Penstock Reduces Cost

June 4, 2020

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 […]

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Case Study: 63-Mile Bar-Wrapped Pipeline

June 2, 2020

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 […]

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Case Study: PCCP For Power Generation

May 26, 2020

Read this case study and learn why prestressed concrete cylinder pipe is the choice for the power generation market.

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May Newsletter: Case Studies And Videos

May 21, 2020

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 […]

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Thompson Manufactures Pipe For New Texas Reservoir

May 15, 2020

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 […]

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Case Study: PCCP The Pipe Of Choice In Difficult Conditions

May 8, 2020

Year after year one major metropolitan city continues to purchase PCCP (AWWA C301). Read this case study on prestressed concrete cylinder pipe and learn why it is the go-to pipe for area plagued with soggy conditions and corrosive soil.

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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 […]

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Free Webinar: Pipeline Repair

May 6, 2020

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 […]

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Case Study: Microtunneling With Flowtite® FRPM Jacking Pipe

Learn how Flowtite® FRPM Jacking Pipe helped save money and accelerate installation.

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Case Studies And Fast Facts In April Newsletter

May 5, 2020

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. […]

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Fiberglass Pipe With Steel Fittings

April 22, 2020

Thompson Pipe Group engineers value engineered this project to accelerate installation and reduce costs. Read how we designed and manufactured steel fittings for 72” and 75” fiberglass pipe.

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Case Study: Historical Records Available

April 17, 2020

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.

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Case Study: Snap Ring Offers Installation Benefits

April 1, 2020

A Snap Ring® is a mechanically restrained joint system with several benefits. Read this case study and learn more:

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Case Study: Flowtite FRP Offers Huge Savings

March 30, 2020

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.

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March Newsletter: 3 COVID-19 Industry Resources

March 26, 2020

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 […]

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Case Study: Sliplining Water Main Saves Money And Time

March 25, 2020

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.

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Essential Service Update

March 24, 2020

Thompson Pipe Group is proud to be one of North America’s largest pipe providers. We stand in solidarity with all workers providing essential services. Thank you.

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Largest Water Pipeline Includes Reinforced Concrete Microtunneling Pipe

March 19, 2020

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 […]

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Watch This ACPPA And Thompson Pipe Group Webinar On Concrete Pipe Installation

March 4, 2020

Click here to watch the recorded version of From The Trenches: PCCP and Bar-Wrapped Pipe Installation Facts and In-Depth Case Studies. This free webinar included ACPPA and Thompson Pipe Group engineers. Find out how to take advantage of using PCCP and bar-wrapped pipe for quick and easy installation. Learn about bedding and backfill, restrained joints, […]

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Assistant National Operations Manager Joins Pressure Division

March 2, 2020

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 […]

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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 […]

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Career Fair – Feb. 20.

February 10, 2020

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.

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January Newsletter Features Media Coverage

January 28, 2020

Our products were featured in Engineering News-Record, plus register for a free webinar hosted by ACPPA featuring Thompson Pipe Group engineers. Read the January 2020 issue of The Pipeline now.

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ENR Story Features TPG

January 20, 2020

Can you name three benefits of PCCP (AWWA C301) installation? Read the January 20 issue of Engineering News-Record. The story on page 32 features Thompson Pipe Group National Engineering Manager Darren Dunker, P.E. Read the article here.

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January Tradeshows

January 16, 2020

NEWEA 2020 Annual Conference Jan. 26-29 Boston Booth 203 Indiana AWWA 2020 Annual Conference Jan. 27-30 Indianapolis Booth 1002 UCT Underground Construction Technology Jan. 28-30 Fort Worth Booth 813

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Atoka Pipeline Production Covered By Dallas Business Journal

Read this Dallas Business Journal story about the 100-mile 72” steel pipe production at the Thompson Pipe Group-Pressure location. Check back for future news coverage on the manufacture of the RCP microtunneling section of the project at the Thompson Pipe Group – Dallas facility.

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December Issue of The Pipeline

December Issue Of The Pipeline

December 21, 2019

The December issue features video of a fitting so large you won’t believe. Plus, register for an upcoming webinar with ACPPA, request a speaker for your upcoming event and you will laugh out loud at our new advertising campaign. Read it now. Sign up here to receive the monthly newsletter.

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Free ACPPA Webinar Features TPG Engineers

Free ACPPA Webinar Features TPG Engineers

Register now for From The Trenches: PCCP and Bar-Wrapped Pipe Installation Facts and In-Depth Case Studies. Hosted by ACPPA, Thompson Pipe Group engineers explain how to take advantage of PCCP and bar-wrapped pipe for quick and easy installation. Learn about bedding and backfill, restrained joints, corrosion protection and other unique benefits. Earn one PDH and […]

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Snap Ring Case Study

December 17, 2019

As seen in the Dec. 16, 2019 issue of Engineering News-Record, Snap Rings© speed up installation time. Read the complete story below. Click here to see it on page 52 of the magazine. One Bolt Tightening System Aids Pipe Installation The Sabine River Authority of Texas (SRA-TX) was created by the Texas Legislature as a […]

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Thompson Stands Out

December 11, 2019

The December 16th issue of Engineering News Record will feature an eye-catching ad. Few concrete pressure pipe advertisers would run an ad with a woman wearing pink curlers, but we’re not like the others. We use an undeniable approach to advertising. Love it or hate it, you can’t miss it. See below for a sample […]

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Schedule An Engineer To Speak At Your Event

December 10, 2019

Don’t wait, schedule a speaker for your next event today. Our Thompson Pipe Group engineers offer years of experience and real world examples of pipe manufacturing, installation and more. They’ll show videos and case studies at lunch and learns and other professional events. Additionally, attendees may earn professional development hours. The Mississippi Gulf Coast and […]

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Excavator Hits PCCP

December 3, 2019

Click here to watch an excavator hit PCCP more than 100 times. You might be surprised as to how it holds up.

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Read The November Issue Of The Pipeline

November 21, 2019

Be in the know. Read this month’s The Pipeline. Watch what happens when an excavator hits a piece of PCCP more than 100 times, get details on one of the largest water projects in the U.S., and see the recording of ASCE’s first sponsored webinar. Don’t get The Pipeline? Sign up now here. Click here to receive […]

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TPG To Manufacture 10,000 Pieces Of 72” Steel Pipe For Oklahoma City

November 8, 2019

Production of Oklahoma City’s New Atoka Pipeline To Begin In 2020 10,000 pieces of 72” steel pipe to deliver water to more than 1.4 million people in central Oklahoma California-based Thompson Pipe Group is scheduled to manufacture the first piece of the second Atoka pipeline early next year; the line will run parallel to the […]

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New Quality Director Joins Thompson Pipe Group – Pressure

November 6, 2019

Thompson Pipe Group – Pressure expands its quality department with a new senior-level position. William “Will” Akard joined the pressure division as the Director of Quality Assurance and Quality Control. A proven construction and heavy manufacturing leader, he brings nearly 20 years of quality experience. In previous roles he oversaw QA/QC, project management, process improvement, […]

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Thompson Pipe Group Sponsors NASCAR Xfinity Driver Cole Custer

November 1, 2019

NASCAR Xfinity driver Cole Custer will fire up the Thompson Pipe Group 00 car at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2 in the O’Reilly Auto Parts 300 playoff race at Texas Motor Speedway. Custer is currently in second place with seven wins. Thompson Pipe Group is a longtime supporter of racing. A family friend, Cole grew […]

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Read The October Issue Of The Pipeline

October 24, 2019

Be in the know. Read this month’s The Pipeline. Register for the first ASCE sponsored webinar, get info on our most popular case study and find out when we’ll be in a city near you. Don’t get The Pipeline? Sign up now here. Click here to receive The Pipeline

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Pushing The Boundaries Of Fiberglass Pipe In North America

October 18, 2019

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 […]

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October/November Tradeshows

Stop by the Thompson Pipe Group booth, meet an engineer and get your specification questions answered. AWWA WIC Date: Oct. 20 Location: St. Louis Booth 117 AWWA CA/NV Date: Oct. 21 Location: San Diego RM-NASTT Trenchless Elevated Date: Oct. 23 Location: Sandy, Utah Booth 1 No-Dig North Date: Oct. 29 Location: Alberta, Canada Booth 315 […]

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Enter To Win A TPG 00 NASCAR Xfinity Die-Cast Car

September 26, 2019

The September issue of The Pipeline features the largest P3 water project in North America, details on trenchless applications and a drawing for a Thompson Pipe Group NASCAR Xfinity Die-Cast car. Read it now. Click here to receive The Pipeline

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Largest Water Public-Private Partnership In North America

September 18, 2019

Photo credit: Garney Construction In 2019 Thompson Pipe Group completed manufacturing of concrete and steel pipe for the largest water public-private partnership in North America. Pipe Selection The project required 54” and 60” bar-wrapped (C303) and steel pipe, respectively. The majority of the line is bar-wrapped pipe. C303 is common in Texas and throughout other […]

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Hurricane Pipe Repair Case Study

September 12, 2019

In 2017 Hurricane Irma damaged C301 pipe in Central Florida. Read about how our Pipeline Services team helped make this subaqueous repair.

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The Pipeline

August 21, 2019

Read our monthly newsletter here. Sign up now to receive it in your inbox every month. Click here to receive The Pipeline

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Concrete Pipe Week Special Offer

Click here to request free historical records for one job before Friday, Aug. 23. Thompson Pipe Group has historical records for about 80% of the large diameter pressure pipe in America. We may have what you’re looking for.

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See Thompson Pipe Group Products In ENR

August 15, 2019

ENR Texas & Louisiana featured three Thompson Pipe Group made projects in this story about Garney Construction. Thompson has partnered with the contracting firm on multiple projects. See our pipe featured in the slide show above the article; products in images 2 (green pipe), 4 and 6 are Thompson made.

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See How We Make Massive Pipe, Schedule A Tour

August 13, 2019

You won’t believe what it takes to build pipe. Schedule a tour today and see for yourself. Thompson Pipe Group locations in California, Texas and Illinois schedule tours based on production and staff availability. Click here to send an email request, or call 972-262-3600 and ask for marketing.

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August And September Tradeshows

August 12, 2019

Thompson Pipe Group will exhibit at the following tradeshows. Stop by our booth and get your specification questions answered. Show: KY/TN WPC 2019 Date: Aug. 18-21 Location: Louisville Booth Number: 1224 Show: Chesapeake Tri-Association Date: Aug. 27-30 Location: Ocean City, Maryland Booth Number: 136 Show: KS AWWA/WEA 2019 Date: Aug. 27-30 Location: Topeka, KS Booth […]

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Get The Facts Fast On Our O-ring Gasket For Bar-Wrapped Pipe

July 22, 2019

Learn more in the July edition of The Pipeline, the monthly newsletter for Thompson Pipe Group. Click here to receive The Pipeline

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Read The June 2019 Pipeline, Thompson Pipe Group’s Monthly Newsletter

July 1, 2019

Click here to read the June 2019 issue of The Pipeline. Click here to receive The Pipeline

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Thompson Proud To Partner On Award-Winning Project

Thompson Pipe Group is manufacturing 10 miles of 90 inch steel pipe for the North Texas Municipal Water District Bois d’Arc Lake project. The North Central Texas Council of Government named the reservoir that includes more than 16,000 acres the winner of the 2019 Celebrating Leadership in Developing Excellence Award. Read more here. Pictured: North […]

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Read The May 2019 Pipeline, Thompson Pipe Group’s Monthly Newsletter

Click here to read the May 2019 issue of The Pipeline. Click here to receive The Pipeline

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TPG NASCAR Xfinity driver Cole Custer

Thompson Pipe Group Now Preferred Partner Of Stewart-Haas Racing

March 12, 2019

Saturday at the ISM Raceway near Phoenix, Cole Custer finished fourth, his third top-ten finish in four races. He is in third place overall. The green flag waves again in Fontana, California at 5 p.m. (ET) Saturday, March 16. Watch Custer pull up to the Auto Club Speedway starting line in the new Thompson Pipe […]

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How Engineers Can Access Valuable Pipe Data

July 20, 2018

Are you an engineer or contractor working on a project to tie-in with or relocate existing pipe installations? Where can you turn for the data you need to cut down on the work required to pinpoint the presence and layout of these installations? We’re glad you asked. Because at Thompson Pipe Group – Pressure, we […]

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Reinforced Concrete Pipe: A Structure In Its Own Right

July 13, 2018

Reinforced concrete may seem gray and commonplace, but it deserves to be recognized! It’s one of those frequently overlooked small miracles that are fundamental to modern living. Without it, our city skylines would be unremarkable. Our whole urban environment would be flatter, highway traffic would run slower, and bridges would be shorter. Without underground reinforced […]

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Servant Leadership — Is It Really Leadership?

June 27, 2018

The idea of servant leadership isn’t really new. In the fifth century BC, the Taoist philosopher Lao-Tzu defined four types of leaders: The almost invisible The loved and admired The feared The despised According to this simple taxonomy, the superior ruler (leader) is one who is “self-effacing and scanty of words.” This leader assigns tasks […]

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A New Resource In The Large-diameter Pipe Industry

August 1, 2017

RIALTO, CA. (PRWEB) August 01, 2017 When Thompson Pipe Group recently acquired the concrete and steel pressure pipe assets of U.S. Pipe, previously a division of Forterra, it instantly became a major provider of pipe to the water, wastewater, power and industrial markets in North America. With manufacturing plants throughout the country, Thompson Pipe Group […]

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A More Powerful Player In The Pipe Industry

June 29, 2017

We are excited about the decision to acquire the concrete and steel pressure pipe assets of U.S. Pipe, a division of Forterra. We will operate under the name Thompson Pipe Group, and this makes us one of the largest and most diverse pressure pipe providers in North America, with manufacturing locations across the country. We […]

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2014 In Review

December 31, 2014

2014 was a great year for us at Thompson Pipe Group. We’d like to share with you some of the things we’ve been up to. Take a minute to check out some of the exciting ways we’re spreading the word about our products and helping to change the world, one pipe at a time. Watch […]

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Texas Concrete Pipe Manufacturer Hosts U.S. Congressman

September 11, 2014

Alvarado, TX – Johnson County Pipe, a Texas-based concrete pipe manufacturing company owned by Thompson Pipe Group, hosted Rep. Roger Williams, R-Texas, and discussed the critical need for improvements to America’s failing infrastructure and the importance of job growth. Congressman Williams’ visit took place Tuesday, August 19, and was arranged by the American Concrete Pipe […]

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