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FlexSteel Wins the Plastics Pipe Institute’s Prestigious Project of the Year Award – Energy Piping Systems Division

HOUSTON, TX, June 6, 2013 – FlexSteel Pipeline Technologies (FlexSteel) was honored with the Plastics Pipe Institute Energy Piping Systems Division Project of the Year Award at PPI’s Annual Meeting, held May 5-8 in St. Pete Beach, Florida. The highly competitive award pays tribute to innovative installations and uses of polyethylene (PE) pipe throughout the country.

PPI selected FlexSteel for the award because of its recent 8-inch Marcellus Project, in which 16,900 feet of its newly developed 8-inch diameter 1,500 psi pipeline was installed to transport water to a drilling site in the mountainous terrain of North-Central Pennsylvania’s Marcellus Shale Basin. FlexSteel was able to partner with its client to successfully deliver a solution to meet the project’s many unique and time-sensitive challenges. The 8-inch steel reinforced polyethylene flexible pipeline was installed in one-third of the time of traditional steel pipe alternatives and delivered a variety of critical cost-saving and performance benefits. Click here to read a complete project summary.

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About FlexSteel Pipeline Technologies, Inc. Houston-based FlexSteel is the pipeline solution primarily used in the oil and gas industry that couples the durability of steel with the installation, performance and cost benefits of spoolable pipe products. Highly corrosion resistant and more durable than other flexible pipe, FlexSteel combines the best features of all currently available pipe options to deliver superior life-cycle performance and value. It is the Next Generation of Line Pipe. For more information about FlexSteel, please visit

About the Plastics Pipe Institute (PPI) The Plastics Pipe Institute Inc. (PPI) is the major trade association representing all segments of the plastic pipe industry and is dedicated to promoting plastics as the material of choice for pipe applications. PPI is the premier technical, engineering and industry knowledge resource publishing data for use in development and design of plastic pipe systems. Additionally, PPI collaborates with industry organizations that set standards for manufacturing practices and installation methods.

Pictured Above: Receiving the PPI Project of the Year Awards are (left to right) Wes Long, Performance Pipe; Andrew Ethridge, FlexSteel; Steve Sandstrum, ISCO; Kate Olinger, Uponor; Jennifer Marin, Endot; and Jeremy Duininck, Prinsco. PPI Executive Director Tony Radoszewski is second from the right.