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ADS Constructs Fourth New Plant in Five Years

Columbus, Ohio -- Citing continuing national approval and acceptance of its N-12® storm sewer pipe, Advanced Drainage Systems (ADS), the world’s largest manufacturer of corrugated high density polyethylene (HDPE) pipe, has announced the construction of its fourth major manufacturing facility in five years. Following plants built in Jackson, Mississippi, Charlotte, North Carolina, and most recently in Orlando, Florida, this newest operation will be located in Mota, IL, approximately 60 miles west of Chicago.

"The growing demand for our N-12® pipe calls for expanding our manufacturing operations to meet the marketplace needs of today and tomorrow," said Jim Baich, vice-president of manufacturing for ADS. “As we purchase and implement the latest pipe production technology, we find some of our existing plants are not physically able to house this equipment. That means we need to build facilities that can incorporate pipe lines capable of producing diameters from 3-inches to 60-inches."

Founded in 1966, ADS began serving the agricultural drainage market through a number of moderately sized plants located predominantly in the farm belt. “As we grew in our ability to manufacture larger diameter pipe, more and more design engineers have come to realize the benefits of HDPE pipe," said Jim Haag, vice-president of sales. “With new federal regulations regarding Phase II of the Clean Water Act, N-12 pipe with its watertight joints and superior chemical and abrasion resistance, is ideally suited to meet established best management practices."

This 60,000 square foot state-of-the-art manufacturing plant will produce both N-12 dual wall and single wall corrugated pipe serving the growing communities of the greater mid-west. Used increasingly in underground retention and detention storm water systems, engineers and architects are now able to maximize increasingly expensive real estate. “Not only do the designers better utilize available land, they do it at an overall savings when compared to traditional alternatives," added Haag.

Groundbreaking for the new plant will occur this spring with production scheduled to start in late fall.

About Advanced Drainage Systems
Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc., (ADS) founded in 1966, produces a complete line of pipe, fittings and engineered drainage structures for superior water management systems. The company manufactures pipe in 3-inch to 60-inch diameters, and offers other accessories, including geo-synthetics to compliment its product line. ADS serves the water management industry through a global network of manufacturing plants, distribution centers and indepent distributors. To learn more about ADS, log on to www.ads-pipe.com, or call 1-800-821-6710.