16 Apr

Steel Tube Institute Addresses Use of Standard Rigid Couplings in Hazardous Locations

Atkore has received periodic questions on the use of our standard couplings on Rigid and IMC conduit in Class 1 Division 1 hazardous locations during the last year. Often, these questions arise in the form of requests for the explosion proof listing associated with the coupling, which does not exist.…

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30 Mar

Kaf-Tech Price Increase Announcement: Effective April 5, 2018

We’re all very aware that costs continue to rise. These higher costs are impacting all products. Freight costs have increased dramatically, with fuel surcharges as well as shortages in flatbed and van availability; and this, all in advance of ELD (Electronically Logged Data). Shortly, ELD will also impact freight with its enforcement, further impacting costs by putting […]

9 Feb

Strong Inflation Across Virtually Every Commodity and Spend Category

US industrial markets have seen positive economic growth driven by: Strengthening customer demand Lessening government regulations Increased trade actions from imports Recovering energy industry As a result of this positive economic activity, there have been downstream economic repercussions. Specifically: Steel – 5 year high; Up 20% since October 2017 Copper –…

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2 Oct

Atkore International Group Inc. Acquires Calpipe Industries LLC

Harvey, Illinois, October 2, 2017 / Business Wire / — Atkore International Group Inc. (“Atkore”), today announced that it has acquired Calpipe Industries, LLC., a market leader for electrical conduit systems for corrosive environments and security bollards for high security, access control and architectural environments (www.calpipe.com). “We’re excited to have…

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5 Sep

Atkore International Group Inc. Acquires Flexicon Limited

Harvey, Illinois, September 5, 2017 / Business Wire / — Atkore International Inc. (“Atkore”) (NYSE: ATKR), today announced that it has acquired Flexicon Limited (”Flexicon”), a leading global manufacturer of metallic and non-metallic flexible cable protection systems that carry many international and market product approvals and serves the industrial, commercial…

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11 Jul

The Water Side of Our Business

Atkore’s PVC brands have a significant PVC water and plumbing pipe business, which supplies plastic products for irrigation, DWV (Drain-Waste-Vent), well casing and sewer and drain systems. The Atkore water pipe business also has significant possibilities for growth. According to a 2007 EPA survey, the nationwide infrastructure need is estimated…

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10 Jul

All Atkore LEED Letters Updated to LEED Version 4

LEED, also known as “Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design”, is a green building certification program that recognizes building strategies and practices. There are different tiers of LEED certification such as Bronze, Silver, Gold, and Platinum; the level of certification depends on how many points a project is able to…

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10 Jul

All Atkore LEED Letters Updated to LEED Version 4

LEED, also known as “Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design”, is a green building certification program that recognizes building strategies and practices. There are different tiers of LEED certification such as Bronze, Silver, Gold, and Platinum; the level of certification depends on how many points a project is able to…

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4 Jun

NSF Certification and Atkore’s PVC Brands

Atkore’s PVC brands manufacture a series of product lines for use in non-electrical applications, which often require certification by the National Sanitation Foundation. Choosing a product certified by NSF lets you know the company complies with strict standards and procedures imposed by NSF. From extensive product testing and material analyses…

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22 May

Atkore International Inc. Acquires Marco Cable Management

HARVEY, Ill.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Atkore International Inc. (“Atkore”), today announced that it has acquired Marco Cable Management, a leading U.K. designer and manufacturer of wire basket cable tray and PVC trunking (http://www.marcocm.com). “We are pleased to have Marco Cable Management join the Atkore family as their product portfolio adds value to our electrical…

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