Industry News - December 2023

Avanti AV-100 chemical grout earns NSF/ANSI/CAN 61 certification

The Water Quality Association has granted certification to Avanti International’s AV-100 chemical grout, both in liquid and granular form, confirming its compliance with NSF/ANSI/CAN 61 Standards for Drinking Water System Components. AV-100 chemical grout joins other Avanti products that are NSF/ANSI/CAN 61 tested and certified including: AV-150 Acrylate Gel, AV-202 Multigrout, AV-248-LV Flexseal LV, AV-275 Soilgrout, AV-278 Low Vis Hydro, AV-315 Microfoam, AV-330 Safeguard and Ultrafine SD. 

ACPA announces Pipe School 2024

The American Concrete Pipe Association’s Pipe School 2024 will be held Jan. 29-Feb. 1 at the Embassy Suites Hotel and Convention Center in Frisco, Texas. The Pipe School will continue the Concrete Pipe Week 2023 theme of “Engineered Strength. Proven Resilience. Undeniable Sustainability.” The school will offer attendees more than 70 courses over four days on topics such as resilience, sustainability, installation, inspection, repair, design, production, quality and engineering. Additionally, there will be panel discussions, presentations on pressing transportation issues, and DOT leaders sharing case studies from across the country. A tour of Rinker Materials Grand Prairie plant is also available on Wednesday morning. In conjunction with the Pipe School, the ACPA will host the 2024 Pipe Show, a three-day trade show that connects producers with vendors and partners. For more information on Pipe School 2024, including how to register, visit

Asahi/America partners with McElroy to provide welding equipment

Asahi/America has formed a strategic partnership with Tulsa, Oklahoma-based McElroy Manufacturing to provide fusion equipment that is compatible with Asahi/America’s thermoplastic piping systems. Asahi/America will offer McElroy-manufactured butt and socket fusion equipment that will be available for rental or purchase. In addition to the fleet of welding equipment, Asahi/America, in partnership with McElroy University, will launch an online welding certification and Learning Management System for contractors and installers who will be operating the equipment. This will be available in early 2024.

GP Sewer launches new website 

GP Sewer launched its new and improved website,, featuring a fresh design and improved navigation. Customers can also view product videos, photos and frame grabs from inside pipes, and connect with GP Sewer’s support team for more information on how to get started.


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