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Direct Pipe project among year's best

Michels Corporation is proud to continue our tradition of excellence in trenchless installations by being honored as the runner-up in Trenchless Technology’s 2016 Project of the Year competition.

We were recognized for successfully completing a Direct Pipe installation in Freeport, Texas, that stretched the usage of the emerging method. The 48-inch diameter steel pipe spanned 4,038 feet, passing under a levee and the Dow Barge Canal. Michels suggested using Direct Pipe to meet the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ environmental and technical requirements for drilling under a levee.

The project is the longest Direct Pipe installation completed in North America, eclipsing the previous record by 500 feet.

"It's a great honor to be recognized for this project that stretches the limits of infrastructure construction," said Tim Michels, co-owner. 

Congratulations to everyone who played a role in this outstanding accomplishment!

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