UGSI, McElroy Manufacturing to develop dedicated line of PVC fusion equipment

Underground Solutions Inc. (UGSI) has entered into a joint development agreement with McElroy Manufacturing Inc. to develop a new line of specialized PVC fusion equipment...

Sep 22nd, 2004

PITTSBURGH, PA, Sept. 20, 2004 -- Underground Solutions Inc. (UGSI) has entered into a joint development agreement with McElroy Manufacturing Inc. to develop a new line of specialized PVC fusion equipment. Under the agreement McElroy and Underground Solutions will be jointly developing PVC Fusion equipment and various modification and certification kits to retrofit existing McElroy fusion equipment to efficiently and effectively fuse UGSI's patent-pending Fusible C-900TM, Fusible C-905TM and Fusible PVCTM product line.

About McElroy Manufacturing
Founded in 1954, McElroy Manufacturing has grown from a two-person start-up in an Oklahoma garage, to the industry leader in the science of joining thermoplastic pipe. The name McElroy is recognized worldwide as the most reliable, efficient, rugged, and technically advanced fusion equipment in the world. McElroy's fusion equipment sets the benchmark for the industry and has the longest warranty on the market. McElroy holds dozens of U.S. and foreign patents on fusion related equipment. The company credits its leadership to an unyielding focus toward excellence.

About Underground Solutions:
Underground Solutions (www.undergroundsolutions.com), based in Sarver, PA, has developed and continues to develop unique and practical technologies focused exclusively on the underground infrastructure rehabilitation industry. Total spending on this industry over the next 20 years is projected by the EPA and various agencies to exceed one trillion dollars. UGSI's products developed and successfully introduced into the market to date include Duraliner™, Fusible C-900, Fusible C-905 and Fusible PVC. To date, the Company holds or has pending 13 various patents.

Fusible C-900, Fusible C-905 and Fusible PVC are new patent-pending products recently developed and introduced by Underground Solutions. The products cover a full range of pipe diameters from 4" to 48" to provide the only available method of installing a continuous, monolithic, gasket-free PVC pipe or conduit for numerous trenchless (no-dig) or conventional "open-cut" applications. These revolutionary technologies cover all aspects of piping installation in both pressure and non-pressure applications in the water, sewer, electrical, industrial and telecommunications industries.

DuralinerTM is a unique patented process that allows the company to replace deteriorated water lines and other pressure pipes with minimal excavation. It's the only pipeline renewal system resulting in a "stand alone" structural lining capable of handling internal minimum operating pressures of 150 psi with a 3.2 safety factor.

The Duraliner and Fusible PVC lines conform to NSF 61 Standards for Drinking Water Components/Health Effects. In addition, Duraliner provides an equivalent design-life of new PVC pipelines (75 to 100 years) thus qualifying the rehabilitated pipe lines to be capitalized as new assets under the rules of GASB Statement 34.

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