JM Eagle, the world’s largest manufacturer of plastic pipe, has announced that it is issuing an unprecedented 50-year warranty against manufacturing defects for its pipe products. This warranty is a significant first step toward rebuilding the nation’s crumbling infrastructure.
JM Eagle’s warranty will cover the company’s high-performance polyvinyl
chloride (PVC) and high-density polyethylene (PE) pipe used in water
transmission and distribution lines, as well as forced sewer mains. The
warranty will take effect immediately for all new sales of pipe certified to
American Water Works Association (AWWA) standards produced by JM Eagle.
“JM Eagle’s new warranty program sets a new industry standard for quality
assurance,” says JM Eagle vice president of operations Dave Slawson. “This
warranty will give our customers, and most importantly, taxpayers peace of mind
about the integrity of our company and products.”
Additionally, the warranty will retroactively cover plastic pipe products
manufactured by JM Eagle and its predecessor J-M Manufacturing since
original inception for all new pipe failures. No other pipe manufacturer has
matched this claim.
The company’s line of pipe products is certified by independent agencies,
including Underwriters Laboratories and NSF International. JM Eagle’s
plants and pipes are subjected to unannounced inspections and random testing by
these agencies and others to ensure the quality of the products.
“As many municipalities set out to repair their aging infrastructures with
economic stimulus funds, they can take comfort in the fact that an investment
into JM Eagle’s pipe is one they will not have to repeat for at least
another generation,” says Slawson. “This 50-year warranty verifies what we’ve
been doing all along. JM Eagle stands by the quality of its products, only
now it’s on paper.”
JM Eagle to Issue 50-year Warranty
April 12, 2010