American Concrete Pipe completes flawless order for MMSD project

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Spancrete subsidiary supplies nearly 1,700 concrete pipes with no rejects

American Concrete Pipe Co., a subsidiary of Waukesha-based The Spancrete Group Inc., with manufacturing facilities in Milwaukee and Green Bay, recently completed a two and a half year project with the Metropolitan Milwaukee Sewerage District – during which the company delivered 1,692 pieces of concrete pipe with no rejections.

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The sewage project required 84 inch wide pipes, with an average length of eight feet. All of the pieces were poured at ACP’s plants in Milwaukee and Green Bay, and were shipped to the job site in Milwaukee’s Menomonee Valley between South 6th and 27th streets.

Although ACP’s manufacturing process is known for its quality, the company was a bit surprised that there were no rejections during the MMSD project, said Kimberly Wacker, Spancrete’s director of marketing and business development.

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“We’ve spent years honing our concrete pipe process – it’s a shocker when we get rejects,” she said. “This was still a surprise.”

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Sewer projects require multiple inspections for every piece of pipe, both in the factory and when delivered to the job site.

“Working on a project where we don’t have to send pipe back, we’re never short on any individual day,” said Dick Schluge resident engineer with R.A. Smith, who worked on behalf of MMSD on the project. “With the project almost complete, it’s projected to finish three months ahead of schedule.”


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