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4 November 2015

McElroy adds Fortiline to Pipe Fusion Machine Distributor Network

McElroy, a leading manufacturer of high-density polyethylene (HDPE) pipe fusion equipment, is pleased to add Fortiline Waterworks to its growing network of distributors.

Fortiline, headquartered in Concord, North Carolina, is one of the largest distributors of underground utility products in the US. They will now be selling and servicing McElroy fusion equipment and providing operator training to their customers throughout the southeast, mid-Atlantic, and the Midwest.

"We are very excited about our partnership with Fortiline and their dedication to the pipe fusion industry," said McElroy president Chip McElroy. "Together we will play a huge role in meeting the growing demand to rehabilitate today’s public infrastructures by replacing them with the highest-quality and most reliable piping systems of our time."

Fortiline created an HDPE Fusion Group within their company in August to provide customers with complete infrastructure product solutions.

"HDPE pipe is a growing product segment within the industry and with many of our customers," said Fortiline president & COO Mike Swedick. "Fortiline created an HDPE Fusion Group to better focus our resources in this area and respond to our customers’ growing HDPE needs.

"With the added benefit of a McElroy distributorship, Fortiline is now able to offer our customers the most reliable, efficient and technically-advanced pipe fusion equipment in the world."

Fortiline has an extensive background in in HDPE as well as fusion techniques, fusion equipment and training. They are particularly experienced in assisting municipalities and utility contractors on HDPE water and wastewater projects.

"Engineers, contractors or any customer searching for HDPE solutions can count on Fortiline’s HDPE Group for superior sales and product selection, fast delivery and a knowledgeable staff with more than 40 years of experience in the field," said HDPE market manager Dennis Barnette.

Water is never a concern to most people until they turn the faucet on and nothing comes out.
Piping made from polyethylene is a cost-effective solution for a broad range of piping problems in municipal, industrial, marine, mining, landfill, duct, and agricultural applications.
During the fusion process, the most significant amount of time for each joint is attributed to cooling procedures.
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