JM Eagle Makes Good on Pipe Measurement
7th May, 2010
JM Eagle announced today that it has entered into an agreement with six California counties to standardize the length of its pipe sold in hardware stores.
A year ago, state inspectors found instances of JM Eagle electrical pipe sold in retail hardware stores that were 0.1 to 0.35 of an inch off measurement on 10-foot sections. The company, as well as other pipe manufacturers, was producing pipe under the applicable industry standards set forth by the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA), which allow for a 1-inch pipe-length variation.
After learning of the conflicting California state law, JM Eagle changed its practices immediately.
"JM Eagle has always followed the highest industry standards and has taken steps to ensure our customers are fully satisfied with the products we provide," said Neal Gordon, JM Eagle's vice president of marketing.
JM Eagle has guaranteed all future pipe sold will be of the exact designated length and has agreed to pay restitution while not admitting liability.
Following the agreement, Alameda County District Attorney Nancy E. O'Malley said JM Eagle "was cooperative ... and took immediate steps to remedy the problem."
About JM Eagle
With 22 manufacturing plants throughout North America, JM Eagle is the largest manufacturer of plastic pipe in the world producing the widest array of high-grade, high-performance polyvinyl chloride and high-density polyethylene pipe. JM Eagle is a certified minority business enterprise and member of the U.S. Green Building Council.
JM Eagle also supports efforts to bring clean water to communities in developing countries around the world, and has partnered with the Earth Institute at Columbia University to enhance the water structure in eight countries throughout Africa, donating nearly 350 miles of PVC pipe and more than a half a million dollars to fund the cost of installation, bringing clean water to more than 125,000 impoverished people in that region.
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