April Rehab News: Insituform wins $13M contract; Boatman joins SAK; CertaFlo expands GreenLine

Insituform wins $13M contract
Boatman joins SAK Construction
CertaFlo GreenLine PVC sewer pipe now for larger pipe diameters

Insituform wins $13M contract

Insituform Technologies Inc. was awarded $13 million in sewer pipe rehabilitation work for Nevada’s Clark County Water Reclamation District. The project will rehabilitate approximately 14,000 feet of 36- to 60-inch large diameter sewer pipe. Work is expected to be completed by March 2010.

“We have provided trenchless rehabilitation solutions for the Clark County Water Reclamation District for several years and are excited to continue our work in this area. I am confident our high-quality product, customer service and methods will ensure a successful project for Insituform and Clark County,” said Joe Lane, general manager for Insituform West Region.

Insituform, a pre-qualified contractor with the Clark County Water Reclamation District, will use its Insituform cured-in-place-pipe (CIPP) technology for this project. Insituform CIPP is a jointless pipe-within-a-pipe with the capability to rehabilitate pipes ranging in diameter from 6- to 96-inches.

Boatman joins SAK Construction

Eligie “Jack” Boatman has joined the management team at SAK Construction LLC, a national pipeline rehabilitation and tunneling industries contractor headquartered in the St. Louis area. Based in Mobile, AL, Boatman will manage SAK’s business development efforts in Alabama, Louisiana and Mississippi.

Boatman brings to SAK 13 years of experience in business management, community development, safety and training in the pipeline rehabilitation industry. His background also includes 27 years with McDonnell Douglas Aircraft Co., where he served in various engineering and upper management roles.

Boatman holds a master’s degree in management from Webster University and a bachelor’s degree in electronic engineering from Tuskegee University, Tuskegee, AL. He also completed advanced studies in urban affairs at Saint Louis University.

CertaFlo GreenLine PVC sewer pipe now for larger pipe diameters

Responding to the needs of contractors and municipalities, CertainTeed Corporation is expanding its CertaFlo GreenLine PVC Sewer Pipe line to include larger pipe diameters.
When introduced in 2007, CertaFlo GreenLine offered diameters ranging from 4 to 8 inches. With the product line expansion, CertaFlo will also be available in larger 10- and 12-inch diameters, for use in upsizing overloaded smaller lines and for size-on-size replacement of deteriorated pipelines.

“With rural areas across the country becoming more developed in recent years, many municipalities are replacing older, smaller-diameter sewer and water pipe with pipe of a larger diameter to better serve the growing population,” says Steve Gross, director of marketing for CertainTeed’s Pipe Business.

CertaFlo GreenLine is a high-impact polyvinyl chloride (PVC) pipe that features CertainTeed’s Certa-Lok Integral Bell restrained joint system. It is available in 10- and 20-foot lengths for ease of use in trenchless applications, such as directional drilling and pipe bursting. The shorter lengths facilitate rapid assembly and allow the use of smaller and more economical construction pit sizes. The pipe’s code-approved light-green color makes camera inspection of sewers easier.

As with all CertainTeed PVC pipe, CertaFlo GreenLine is corrosion-resistant, lightweight, and easy to handle and assemble. CertaFlo GreenLine requires no solvent cements or costly butt fusion equipment, so contractors can quickly and economically assemble one joint at a time.

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