LAKE ZURICH, IL, Jan. 24, 2019 - Winners were announced last week for the 2018 Steel Water Pipe Product Awards. The announcement took place during the Steel Water Pipe Section meeting in South Carolina. Member companies in three product categories were recognized. (Entries are for products fabricated in the prior year.)
From left: Nash Williams from National Welding Corp., Hardin Stephens from Mid America Pipe Fabricating & Supply, LLC and Jay Forni, Jr. from Jifco, Inc. accept their 2018 Pipe Awards
Steel water pipe and pipelines are used in potable water systems throughout the nation and the world. Photos and descriptions of the 2018 entries and award-winners are posted on STI/SPFA's website. Complete details are available on that page.
The winners for the 2018 Pipe Awards are:
Best Steel Water Pipe Fabrication
Mid America Pipe Fabricating & Supply, LLC, Scammon, Kansas
Diameter (inches): 108" & 78"
Best Steel Water Pipeline Project
Jifco, Inc., Livermore, California
Diameter (inches): 36" - 144"
Best Steel Water Pipe Section Affiliate Product/Project
National Welding Corp., Midvale, Utah
Diameter (inches): 180" by 84" rectangle tapering down to 66" round diameter
To determine the winners, the section members assessed each entry by anonymous ballot, based on four criteria: