U.S. Pipe & Foundry Co. ceases operations at its U.S. Castings Anniston, Alabama plant. (Membership Memo).U.S. Pipe & Foundry Co., Inc., Birmingham, Alabama Birmingham (pronounced [ˈbɝmɪŋˌhæm]) is the largest city in the U.S. state of Alabama and is the county seat of Jefferson County. , ceased production and manufacturing operations Manufacturing operations concern the operation of a facility, as opposed to maintenance, supply and distribution, health, and safety, emergency response, human resources, security, information technology and other infrastructural support organizations. at its U.S. Castings Plant, Anniston, Alabama Anniston is a city in Calhoun County in the state of Alabama, United States. As of the 2000 census, the population of the city is 24,276. According to the 2005 U.S. Census estimates, the city had a population of 23,741. , in April. The decision came after several years of declining financial results at the U.S. Castings Div., resulting in the loss of 80 jobs.
The plant, which manufactured ductile and gray iron castings, faced competition from both domestic and foreign producers in recent years. According to according to
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3. U.S. Pipe President Brad Kitterman, the firm would have required major capital investment to become competitive, which was not feasible given the divisions inadequate financial returns.
"We regret that this decision had to be made because of its impact on our employees in Anniston," Kitterman said. "Unfortunately, it does not make economic sense to continue these operations."
U.S. Pipe is one of the nation's largest domestic producers of ductile iron pipe, selling to municipalities and contractors for potable potable /pot·a·ble/ (po´tah-b'l) fit to drink.
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fit to drink. and wastewater transmission. Its products include pipe, fittings, valves and housings.