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Volume: 40
Issue: 3
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McElroy Celebrates 50 Years
McElroy, a 65- year-old company with small beginnings as a contract job shop, announces its 50th year as a leading manufacturer of thermoplastic pipe fusion machines used worldwide.

If you look at the industries that have already embraced this technology, they believe in it, said Chip McElroy, President of McElroy. Those people are already believers and are challenging us to make our equipment more efficient, even easier to operate and to create the tools that let pipeline owners know joints were done per specification.

McElroy found its niche in the thermoplastics world in 1969 when Phillips DriscoPipe asked the company founder Art McElroy to design a 2 prototype machine for their high-density polyethylene (PE) pipe product. This led to the 4 Hand Pump and more sizes developed rapidly after that along with stationary and wheeled models and eventually tracked vehicles.

Art McElroy accurately predicted a sustainable future in fusion and adopted a philosophy to stay ahead of the game by investing in engineering and product development. Its equipment was relied on heavily in the construction of natural gas distribution systems and today thermoplastics are gaining ground in nearly every industry, as heat-fused, leak-free joints are accepted as a reliable piping solution.

For more information, contact Susan Riley, McElroy Manufacturing, Inc., P.O. Box 580550 Tulsa, OK 74158, 918-836-9286, Fax: 918-831-9285, E-mail:, Web:

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