HILLIARD, Ohio--()--Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc. (ADS), the world’s largest manufacturer of corrugated plastic pipe, celebrated its newest manufacturing facility with a grand opening event on August 28, 2012 that saw more than 150 people in attendance. Located in Clifford, Michigan, the plant has already increased the local availability of the company's products in Northeast Michigan and Southwestern Ontario. This is the company's second pipe production facility in Michigan, complementing the existing plant located in Owosso.
“As we increase production, we'll add employees”
“This area is especially strong in the demand for our single wall agricultural pipe,” said Joe Chlapaty, chairman and chief executive officer of ADS. "Farmers have just gone through one of the roughest drought periods of all time. A field water management system cannot only blunt the effects of a drought but can also increase crop yield by 25 percent.”
The Clifford plant is part of ADS' $10 million capital investment announced in 2011 to add pipe production capacity to the region. Part of ADS' network of 55 manufacturing locations world-wide, it now has 15 employees in a 25,000 square foot facility. "As we increase production, we'll add employees," Chlapaty stated.
When the company started in 1966 one of the first uses for ADS corrugated pipe was in agricultural field drainage systems. The company's products are now a major component of farms, sports stadiums, golf courses, highways, building complexes, housing developments, industrial parks, airports and the infrastructure of cities and towns throughout the United States and the world. In addition to its flagship N-12® pipe, and HP Sanitary and Storm pipe, the company offers a complete line of fittings and other accessories.
For additional information call ADS at (800) 821-6710, go to www.ads-pipe.com or contact any local ADS office.