PPI Announces Annual Award Winners

The Plastics Pipe Institute, Inc. (PPI) has announced the winners of its annual awards. Winners were acknowledged for exceptional service and significant industry contributions involving the use of various types of plastics in pipe infrastructure. Five projects and four individuals were honored. PPI is the major trade association representing all segments of the plastic pipe industry. The association established its “Projects and Members of the Year” peer-recognition program in 2010.

The 2016 winners were honored at PPI’s annual meeting in Hilton Head, S.C. this month. The awarded project winners are:

PPI Building and Construction Division Project of the Year
Big Bear Area Regional Wastewater Agency
PPI Member Company: Viega LLC

PPI Conduit Division Project of the Year
Toyota Motor Manufacturing Landfill to Energy Project
PPI Member Company: Southwire Company

PPI Corrugated Plastic Pipe Division Project of the Year
Tooele, Utah UDOT Road Reconstruction Storm Water Drainage Project
PPI Member Company: Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc. (ADS)

PPI Energy Piping Systems Division Project of the Year
Atlas Resources Hamman Saltwater Disposal Facility
PPI Member Company: Victaulic

PPI Municipal & Industrial Division Project of the Year
Miami-Dade Force Main Repair Project
PPI Member Company: ISCO Industries

PPI Member of the Year Winners

The PPI membership also selected the following individuals for their outstanding service and achievements to the industry and the organization:

  • Gary Morgan of Viega, Building & Construction Division for leadership and service as Division Chairman and Member of Codes & Standards Committee.
  • Randy Kummer of Southwire, Conduit Division for service on UL and National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) Task Groups.
  • Jeremy Duininck of Prinsco, Corrugated Plastic Pipe Division for leadership while serving as Division Chair.
  • Karen Lively (not pictured) of Performance Pipe, Municipal & Industrial Division for extensive invested time and services on the Chlorine Design Basis project.

“This year, attendance at our PPI Annual Meeting increased by 50 percent since PPI last held its Annual Meeting in Hilton Head five years ago,” said Tony Radoszewski, president of PPI. “PPI attendees included 31 first-time participants and eight new member companies. This level of increased involvement definitely illustrates the continuing momentum of PPI’s industry-cooperative spirit and intensive efforts. It is this dedication and interaction of colleagues and partners that bolster PPI and industry advancements. All of these factors are excellent indications of the increasing use of plastics in pipe systems which is happening now and helping to revitalize our infrastructure – a sorely needed endeavor.”

For more information, visit the Plastics Pipe Institute website.

The Plastics Pipe Institute 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.


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