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10.20.2014

Atkore International Announces Acquisition of American Pipe & Plastics, Inc.


Atkore International today announced that it has acquired American Pipe & Plastics, Inc., a U.S. manufacturer of PVC conduit serving the Telecommunications, Cable TV, Power and Fiber Optic infrastructure markets (www.ampipe.com). “We continue to strengthen our commitment to serving the PVC market with the addition of American Pipe & Plastics…


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7.1.2014

Exporting to the European Union


We Can Help with Environmental Product Compliance Issues For our customers who export products to the European Union (EU) or who sell to customers who export, compliance with EU environmental regulations is critical. We are frequently asked to provide a Certificate of Compliance to REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction…


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4.10.2014

Allied Tube & Conduit Now Utilizing BIM Technology


Allied Tube & Conduit® has entered the world of BIM. Allied is making BIM Models available to design professionals through SmartBim at www.smartbim.com. These models are free to download and are currently available for IMC, EMT, Rigid Steel Conduit, as well as elbows and nipples. What is BIM? BIM stands…


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4.9.2014

Social Media: Immediate Updates and News


      We’ve been using social media to keep you updated on all sorts of things like which tradeshows or events that Atkore and each of its brands will be attending, new product launches that will benefit you in our industry, job openings, contests, and videos. It’s the most…


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4.9.2014

Fire Sprinkler Systems Save Lives


NFPA Researching Sprinkler Performance Issues “Sprinklers Save Lives.”  That’s a key point in the Fire Sprinkler Initiative launched a few years ago by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). But the statement really applies on a larger scale:  “Fire Sprinkler Systems Save Lives.” Steel fire sprinkler pipe is the backbone…


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4.7.2014

Unistrut International presents Unistrut Defender


A breakthrough in corrosion resistance for the metal framing industry. Unistrut® International is proud to introduce a new, corrosion-resistant patent pending product line called Unistrut Defender. Unistrut Defender is designed for harsh environments, providing a service life between Hot-Dip Galvanized and stainless steel systems. Independent testing shows that Unistrut Defender…


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2.27.2014

Allied Sprinkler Pipe Meets “Lead-Free” Definition


The new definition for “lead-free” in the U.S. Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) went into effect January 4, 2014, leading to questions from our customers concerning compliance of Allied’s sprinkler pipe to the new definition and to NSF/ANSI 61, Drinking Water System Components – Health Effects.  Section 3.5 of NSF/ANSI…


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1.24.2014

Atkore Prepares for Conflict Minerals Reporting


The May 31, 2014 deadline for SEC reporting companies to disclose the presence of conflict minerals in the products they manufacture is fast-approaching.   For the past year, Atkore has been working closely with its suppliers around the world to ensure that all materials used in the manufacture of its products…


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11.13.2013

Unistrut Provides Free BIM Models for Design Professionals


In a continuing effort to offer its’ customers and end-users state-of-the-art technology, Unistrut® is proud to announce the availability of BIM Models through www.smartbim.com.  These models consist of over 1500 of the most specified and highest selling items in its product line. Building Information Modeling (BIM) is CAD (Computer Aided…


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10.18.2013

Unistrut Modular Supports Delivers Labor Savings to Contractors


Itasca, Illinois – Unistrut® Construction a leader in medical supports installation for over 60 years announces the introduction of its newest innovation in equipment supports technology. The Unistrut Modular Support System (UMS) delivers a better solution to the medical equipment support installer by reducing the number of components and eliminating much…


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