HDPE Supplier for Cedar Grove Composting

Cedar Grove Composting facility that relies on Ferguson Industrial as their HDPE supplier.
Customer:
Cedar Grove Composting Inc.
Location:
Maple Valley, Washington

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Ferguson Industrial was chosen as the HDPE supplier for Cedar Grove Composting. As their industrial supplier, we provided technical support during planning and identified the required products to complete the project.

HDPE Products

As a premium industrial supplier, we provided HDPE pipe, fabricated spools, electrofusion fittings, and fusion welding equipment. In addition, Ferguson Industrial manufactured the manifolds and fittings for the distribution, vacuum, and exhaust lines.

Challenge

Our customer needed to replace a deteriorated compost process system with more durable pipe. At Ferguson Industrial, we quickly locate materials, fabricate fittings, and install new HDPE pipe systems. In this case, we completed the project between composting seasons so the customer was able to keep up with their production.

Solution

We not only supplied materials, but we also worked around challenges created by pipe delivery, production schedules, and fusion equipment availability.

Advantages

  • Ability to leverage experience in landfill and composting facilities
  • Value engineering
  • State-of-the-art fabrication facility
  • Providing technical expertise during the design phase and on-site during construction

Overview

Compost Pipe System replacement project: Ferguson Industrial partnered with Gary Merlino Construction at Cedar Grove Composting’s Maple Valley site

Cedar Grove needed to replace a deteriorated aeration system for their Primary Aerated Static Composting Pads. The old pipe had begun to fail due to the corrosion and elevated temperatures created by the decomposing organic materials during the composting process.

Ferguson Industrial was selected as the primary supplier and fabricator due to our proven experience with compost processing systems. We offered superior quality, products, and services to replace the system using HDPE pipe. Furthermore, we provided support and technical advice from knowledgeable associates.

“Both Cedar Grove and their contractor Merlino Construction have worked together on previous projects, Ferguson Industrial was able to provide valuable input in the design phase delivering economical solutions while maintaining superior customer support and service. The end results were an aeration system that will be durable and provide consistent airflow for decades to come.”
(quote by Ron Westmorland)

The project started in the fall of 2017 and was completed by early spring 2018 in time for the compost season. Ferguson Industrial supplied the HDPE pipe, fabricated fittings, and fusion equipment to replace manifolds, distribution pipe, vacuum, and exhaust lines

“Though some challenges arise in any winter construction project, this project was able to be completed ahead of schedule due in part to the Ferguson team’s ability to increase their production schedule to accommodate an unforeseen construction pace that was actually ahead of schedule for a change”. (quote by Ron Westmorland)

By using HDPE pipe materials, Cedar Grove Composting will save on the cost of replacement materials, maintenance, and labor related to cleaning and replacing the aeration supply system in the
composting process.

About Cedar Grove Composting

As an industry-leading environmental solutions company, Cedar Grove harnesses the vitality of organic waste by recycling it into innovative products. In doing so, they energize cities, businesses, and citizens to be a force for good by coming full circle with their organic waste.

Cedar Grove also plays an important role in diverting organic waste from landfills. At two local facilities, we compost more than 350,000 tons of residential and commercial yard and food waste annually.

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