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ADS Celebrates New Clifford, Michigan Plant With Grand Opening Event

Manufacturing and Distribution Site Will Increase Service and Supply in Northeast Michigan

At the grand opening of the new ADS plant in Clifford, Michigan were (left to right) Roger Corkins, ADS Clifford, Michigan facilities manager; Rick Lamb, ADS Owosso, Michigan plant manager; Kevin Rapp, ADS agricultural market zone manager; John Freeman, ADS regional sales manager.

HILLIARD, Ohio – August 31, 2012: 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.

“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 also increase crop yield by 25 percent.” 

The new Clifford plant is part of ADS' $10 million capital investment announced in 2011 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.

For additional information call ADS at (800) 821-6710, go to or contact any local ADS.

About Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc.
Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc., (ADS) is the world’s largest producer of corrugated HDPE pipe. Founded in 1966, it serves the storm and waste water industry through a global network of 55 domestic and international manufacturing plants and 27 distribution centers. 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 including StormTech® storm water chambers, Nyloplast® drainage structures, INSERTA TEE®, storm water treatment units and various geotextiles. To learn more about ADS, visit

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Ms. Tori L. Durliat
Director of Marketing
401 Olive Street, Findlay, Ohio 45840
Phone: 419-424-8275
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