News Releases

This page archives timely news releases and editorials that are of interest to the Canadian concrete pipe industry. Many articles are summarized and linked to their source.

Strathcona County guests tour Lafarge Edmonton concrete pipe production facility

Lafarge hosted a tour of 12 guests from Strathcona County (near Edmonton) to witness the production of concrete pipe on July 20. The group was able to see the production of concrete pipe, welded wire cage production using the MBK machine, a pre-benching of manholes display, and coring of manholes.

Contact the CCPPA at 519-489-4488, or to arrange a tour of a local production facility.


Photos: Andrea Andrea Kozak, E.I.T., CCPPA Technical Resource Engineer

Souris Valley Industries Plant tour

Souris Valley Industries ( in Weyburn, Saskatchewan hosted a plant tour on June 23. It was the largest tour of their plant. Guests said the tour was well organized and they learned much about concrete pipe and the way it is produced. There were 27 attendees from the Ministry of Highways and Infrastructure, the City of Regina, and local consulting companies.

Souris Valley’s General Manager Dustin Bell was the guide for the tour. Also available to answer questions were Don Bell (President) , Luk Bell ( Production Manager) and Graham Dean ( Sales Manager). Their knowledge and expertise was greatly appreciated.

The tour consisted of Project Managers, Engineers, Structural Technologist, Company Presidents, and designers.

SVI had various products in there yard including various sizes of concrete pipe, manholes, tanks and a few specialty products. Attendees witnessed dry casting, the building of the cages on SVI’s new MBK machine, coring of the manhole, the CDS units from Rainwater Management, installation of the manhole Super Seals, daily production of the manhole and tanks and the strength testing of the concrete pipe using the D-loader.

The tour was facilitated by the CCPPA. To arrange for a tour of a concrete pipe and precast box production facility, contact the CCPPA at 519-489-4488


City of Toronto Reps take the tour of the Con Cast Pipe facility in Oakville 

Representatives of the City of Toronto attended a plant tour of the Con Cast Pipe facility in Oakville on Thursday June 23. Representatives received an in-depth look at high quality precast pipe products, manufacturing process, and the innovative Perfect Pipe System.

To book a tour of one of the facilities of Con Cast Pipe, or to find out more about the Perfect Pipe System, contact

Goodbye Munro Ltd. Hello DECAST Ltd.

  As of January 1, 2016, Munro Ltd. has changed its name to DECAST Ltd.

The new name speaks to the company’s core competencies of casting infrastructure products,
while acknowledging its ownership by the TACC Group and the De Gasperis Family. The
modernized design of the wordmark logo represents the forward thinking and evolution of the

DECAST will continue to operate its 470,000 square foot state of the art facility located in
Utopia, Ontario, with plans to grow. DECAST is committed to remaining the largest single
combined concrete gravity pipe andconcrete pressure pipe facility of its kind in Canada
with the most extensive product line portfolio in the industry!


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