NASP launches new Material Science Lab to drive piping innovations

North American Specialty Products has announced that it is celebrating the opening of a new Material Science Laboratory in the census-designated community of Leola, Pa.

WAYNE, PA, March 31, 2015 -- North American Specialty Products, LLC (NASP), a wholly-owned subsidiary of North American Pipe Corporation and a provider of specialty PVC pipe solutions, has announced that it is celebrating the opening of a new Material Science Laboratory in the census-designated community of Leola, Pa.

The new facility will aid in the development of modern and innovative pipe formulations that provide performance benefits to the engineering and contracting communities throughout NASP's business segments. Housed in the company's Leola manufacturing facility, the laboratory will be used for material development, product testing and process optimization.

"NASP has a rich, 43-year history of innovation in the PVC pipe marketplace and is committed to continually evolving our products to better serve our customers," said Michael Mattina, NASP vice president and general manager. "The Material Science Lab represents the next step in this journey and will enable us to pioneer a path of product innovation and quality with a focus on best-in-class operations."

In conjunction with the opening of the Material Science Laboratory, the Leola plant also received NASPs President's Safety Award. This award is presented to the site with the lowest OSHA recordable incident rate in the year, including 12 months without a lost-time accident.

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About North American Specialty Products

North American Specialty Products LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of North American Pipe Corporation, is a provider of specialty PVC pipe solutions serving the municipal water & sewer, water well, mining & energy, and agricultural irrigation markets as well as residential and commercial building products. The company has a strong portfolio of trusted product brands including Certa-Lok, Yelomine, Certa-Set, StraightShot, Certa-Com, CertaFlo, Form-A-Drain and CertaForm. For more information, visit www.naspecialtyproducts.com.

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