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Prinsco Awarded “Project of the Year” by Plastics Pipe Institute

June 11, 2015

Prinsco is proud to have been recognized by the Plastics Pipe Institute (PPI) for our work in the Civil Commercial Market on the ConAgra Foods Distribution Center in Frankfort, Indiana. We were named 2014 “Project of the Year” in the Corrugated Plastic Pipe Division at PPI’s recent Annual Meeting.

Special thanks to our project partners: 
Project Owner: Opus Design Build; Engineering Design Firm: American Structure Point; Contractor: Poindexter Excavating; and Distributor: Utility Pipe Sales. Read the full press release. Here is an excerpt:

CORRUGATED PLASTIC PIPE DIVISION:
PPI Member Company: Prinsco, Inc., Willmar, MN
Awarded Project: ConAgra Foods Dry Foods Distribution Center Project

Water management on this new construction site was challenging due to the large volume and size of pipe required. Approximately 500 acres drained through this property via an existing county drain. The engineer originally specified concrete pipe, but contractors were allowed to submit proposed design changes and related costs. Poindexter Excavating offered large diameter HDPE pipe from Prinsco as an alternative to concrete based on its potential to save time and installation cost. The HDPE pipe in diameters from 12 to 60 inches provided the same or better performance and could be used with the existing specified Class 1 backfill. The cost savings and value engineering of the HDPE pipe in lieu of concrete saved the project more than eight percent over the entire utility package amount.

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