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Michels leads world with most Direct Pipe installations

Michels Corporation is ending 2015 on a strong note by completing the most Direct Pipe installations of any single company in the world.

Michels completed its 11th and 12th installations on Friday, Dec. 11, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The latest installations were 1,300 feet of a 42-inch pipe and 823 feet of a 36-inch pipe. Michels is capable of using Direct Pipe on diameters that range between 36 and 60 inches and to lengths of more than 4,000 feet.

Direct Pipe is a one-pass system for trenchless installations that combines a thruster with a steerable microtunneling machine. Michels has the experience and equipment to simultaneously complete multiple Direct Pipe projects throughout North America. In addition to completing the longest Direct Pipe installation in North America, Michels has successfully used Direct Pipe on projects that cross under levees, rivers, rail lines and international borders.

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