New Name for PPI Division Reflects Expanding Use of HDPE Conduit
The Plastics Pipe Institute, Inc. (PPI) announced that its Conduit Division has been renamed the Power and Communications Division (PCD). The change was prompted by growth within the division, uses of conduit in developing applications and to reflect the types of solutions that high-density polyethylene (HDPE) conduit can provide.
Comprised of conduit manufacturers, equipment suppliers, accessory producers and other companies, PCD focuses on educating specifiers, end users, and installers by providing expertise, technical reports, guides and manuals. PCD is also the industry liaison to government agencies and cooperates closely with standards development organizations such as AASHTO, ASTM, NEMA and UL to share information, help develop product standards and manuals, and broaden understanding about the product and its capabilities for various uses. PPI is the major trade association representing all segments of the plastic pipe industry.
“This name transition was brought forward by our members,” stated Tony Radoszewski, CAE, PPI president. “They felt it was a natural fit that is more indicative of the role of the division and the markets it serves. PCD’s mission is to expand knowledge about uses and benefits of HDPE conduit in all its forms of use. The division has been extremely prolific in the past couple of years in the development of new products and collateral that provides the industry a single-source hub for information about products, standards, regulations and best management practices.”