McWane Ductile has assembled a team of professionals to assist our clients and the industry in formulating quality and cost-effective projects to serve customers with their water and wastewater needs.
This team consists of Registered Professional Engineers, National Association of Corrosion Engineers (NACE) Certified Technicians and ENVISION Sustainability Professionals with experience in managing utility operations, working in the consulting engineering industry, actual manufacturing experience in the pipe industry and decades of field exposure while providing resources and assistance with successful project completion.
One of the most frequently asked questions I get as a sales rep is, “What is the lead time for Ductile iron pipe?” For example, “I need two pieces of 12-inch TR Flex® Class 52 Protecto 401™ lined zinc coated pipe. Do you have it in stock? If not, what’s your lead time?” Sound familiar?
Whether it be a search for offbeat items that another manufacturer or supplier has dropped the ball on, or a contractor starting a new job, lead time promises and delivery dates are more critical now than ever.
It’s summertime and it’s HOT! The days are filled with parades, lemonade, fireworks, and HEAT! Unfortunately, some of the days are also filled with wildfires, hurricanes, and other disasters. Luckily, we have an extraordinary group of emergency professionals that respond to these various disasters referred to as “first responders.”
You’re Asking. We’re Answering
There are so many questions that our consumers have about ductile iron pipe and one of the biggest categories is the HOW: “How is it made? How is it done? How can I fix this?” And there’s even the “How much does it cost?”
As a municipality, contractor, or an engineering firm, you may have found yourself with a question at your desk or on a jobsite that you simply cannot answer. Sure, we’ve all been there and we all usually find that answer by leaning on our network of resources who specialize in an area of expertise.
So, what happens when you have that technical question while drawing up a set of plans or while at a jobsite? Who are you going to call?
Well, here at McWane Ductile, we want you to know that we’re here to assist you with your water works projects and provide solutions in OUR area of expertise, Ductile Iron Pipe (DI pipe).
Much time, effort, and care have been expended installing a water line. Crews have worked through inclement weather. Unexpected rock was found, which slowed progress but did not stop installation of the pipe. Crews have worked long hours to meet deadlines and are anticipating the end of the project.
But wait, you have not pressurized the line. All eyes are on that gauge in hopes of validating the work was successfully completed.
As a general or mechanical contractor, you want to know the piping materials for your job are fabricated to meet or exceed project specifications and delivered in a timely manner. McWane Ductile-Ohio has a dedicated Treatment Plant Division providing specialized Design-Build services to support your project from concept to final buildout. Our team provides pre- and post-bid services to ensure your projects are completed on time and on budget.
Can McWane Ductile provide bonded coatings? A good question recently posed and more frequently asked due to a greater recognition of potential corrosive environments. To correctly address this question, some other questions need to be answered first.
If your company provides any goods or services to a governmental entity, such as the Small Business Administration (SBA), Department of Transportation (DOT), or Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and similar state agencies and municipalities, you may be familiar with requirements to have a percentage of the work performed by Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBEs). Many federal, state, and local entities have passed laws and regulations to encourage the use of DBEs in government contracts.
Presently, in our industry, two essential components of a successful business include providing water professionals with high-quality, sustainable products in a timely manner, as well as offering outstanding customer service.
However, continued success in our industry depends on the ability of a company to make continuous improvements. In other words, if we do not move forward, we are not only standing still but moving in reverse.
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