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United States Pipe and Foundry Company

 
 
United States Pipe and Foundry Company Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tim Carr, February 13, 2010
1. United States Pipe and Foundry Company Marker
Inscription.  On March 3, 1899, the United States Pipe and Foundry Company was incorporated consolidating 14 iron and steel foundries in 9 states. One of these foundries, the Howard-Harrison Iron Company of Bessemer, was founded in 1889. In 1911, the Dimmick Pipe Company, located in North Birmingham, became part of the company. U.S. Pipe led the industry with its introduction of the deLavaud centrifugal casting technology in 1921. The process revolutionized the U.S. pipe-making industry and remained the standard production technology over 75 years later. In 1952, U.S. Pipe merged with Sloss-Sheffield Steel and Iron Company, founded in 1881, then relocated to this site in 1953. A subsidiary of Walter Industries of Tampa, Florida, U.S. Pipe remains an industry leader as the largest producer of Ductile Iron Pipe in the United States.
 
Erected 1999 by Alabama Historical Association.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the Alabama Historical Association series list. A significant historical month for this entry is March 1913.
 
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33° 31.42′ N, 86° 47.236′ W. Marker is in Birmingham, Alabama, in Jefferson County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of 1st Avenue North (U.S. 11) and 34th Street North, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Birmingham AL 35222, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Frisco No. 4018 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Duncan House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Foundations of Beehive Coke Ovens (approx. 0.2 miles away); Sloss Blast Furnaces (approx. ¼ mile away); Sloss Furnaces (approx. ¼ mile away); Racial Terrorism and Convict Leasing / Racial Violence at Brookside Mines (approx. ¼ mile away); Sloss Quarters (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Blast Furnace (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Birmingham.
 
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Photographed By Tim Carr, February 13, 2010
2. United States Pipe and Foundry Company & Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 25, 2018. It was originally submitted on February 14, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. This page has been viewed 2,032 times since then and 113 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 14, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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