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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 Despite rumors and outdated information, the pipe is in service in all 50 states.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: Mircrotunneling 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 80% of the large diameter concrete pressure pipe. 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 Jacking Pipe

March 19, 2020

Largest Water Pipeline Includes Reinforced Concrete Jacking Pipe Thompson Pipe Group – Dallas scheduled to manufacture of 6,000 linear feet The new Atoka Pipeline is the largest pressure pipeline project in North America. The project includes 60- and 72-inch steel pressure pipe, and 72- and 84-inch reinforced concrete jacking 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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Case Study: Largest Water P3 In North America

February 4, 2020

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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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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Pressure Division Welcomes Vice President Of Sales

January 22, 2020

Thompson Pipe Group – Pressure, one of the largest and fastest growing producers of water pressure pipe in North America, adds Larry Sterritt as the new Vice President of Sales. With a career that spans more than 30 years, Sterritt has leadership experience in Fortune 500 companies and a track record of increasing revenue as […]

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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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