plastic pipe pricing and availability

Based on customer/distributer notifications from Diamond Plastics, Napco, and JM Eagle, several resin manufacturers for PVC pipe have recently declared force majeure for various reasons, including impacts on resin plants created by Hurricane Laura in the Gulf region of the country. These impacts have in turn created difficulties within the PVC pipe industry and have triggered pricing and availability issues. Based on past experience, these shortages can also affect the prices of HDPE and CIPP products. It is advisable to contact pipe suppliers for price and lead time quotes for any projects that are close to bidding.

See the links below for copies of the customer/distributer notifications and other sources.

Diamond Plastics


JM Eagle



Plastics Today

call for papers

Hey everyone! A few emails have gone out about our “Call for Papers” for our 2021 VIRTUAL Sharing Technologies Seminar to be held on Thursday, February 18th, 2021. Due to the current circumstances regarding COVID-19 and our inability to predict what the fall and winter months will bring, we have decided to make our Annual Technology Sharing Seminar a virtual event. We are still planning to have a single full-day event and our goal, as always, is to make this a participant-forward program with as much audience interaction as possible.

Please submit an abstract and help us learn and teach each other by sharing your pipeline project experience.

Abstracts can be submitted using this Google Form link. The deadline for abstract submission is 5:00pm on October 2, 2020.

Please click here for a flyer for more information about the annual seminar abstract submission. We look forward to your abstracts for the seminar!

September monthly virtual meeting

Please join us for our September monthly virtual meeting at 11:40 a.m. on Tuesday, September 8th, 2020, for the presentation “Pipeline Inspection and Acceptance Testing,” by Jeff Boschert with the National Clay Pipe Institute. This presentation will provide an overview of effective pipeline inspection and accepted testing methods commonly used such as CCTV, deflection testing, low pressure air testing, and hydrostatic infiltration testing. We hope you can join us for the meeting!

A link to the virtual meeting will be sent out prior to the meeting to those who have RSVP’d yes to attending.

Please RSVP using the Google Form link below by Monday September 7th. 

September Virtual Meeting RSVP Link

Meet the New PUG Board!

Elections for officer positions were held in June of this year.  The contests for Chair, Vice Chair, CFO, and Secretary were all covered by incumbent board members running unopposed, while the positions of Communications Officer and At-Large Representative each had two individuals nominated for the position.  The final results added Adam Brown from West Yost and James Kohne from Woodard and Curran to the PUG Board!

Please click here to view brief bios and contact information for all PUG Board members including Adam and James.

August Monthly Virtual Meeting

Please join us for our August monthly virtual meeting at 11:40 a.m. on Tuesday, August 11th, 2020, for the presentation “Resilience in Infrastructure – Recycled HDPE,” by Jordan Ollanik with Advanced Drainage Systems. We hope you can join us for the meeting!


Note: Links for the virtual meeting will be sent prior to the meeting to everyone who has RSVP’d yes. Please click here to RSVP or click on the link in the meeting agenda available at the link below.