Ferguson Waterworks named Advance Valve Technologies®’ trusted distributor and installer in Arizona and New Mexico
(Houston ) – Advanced Valve Technologies (AVTTM) has strengthened its established relationship with Ferguson Waterworks, the nation’s largest waterworks company. The company has entered into a distributor and installer agreement covering the Arizona and New Mexico regions of the United States.
Ferguson Waterworks has been working with AVT, a manufacturer of insertion valves, for eight years. The company has successfully installed more than 200 4 to 12” AVT EZ Valves® across a range of materials: underground line stopping solutions on DI AC and C900 pipelines. The company has also completed several large-size installs including a 20” EZ Valve installed on a ductile iron line. This line controlled the flow of a one-million-gallon water tank that fed 32 homes in the Rio Rancho region of New Mexico and installing the EZ Valve under pressure meant the residents did not face having their water turned off.
As part of the agreement, three technicians, who were already experienced in the install of the smaller AVT EZ Valve, were trained to install the valve which is designed to last for decades. This enhanced partnership means Ferguson Waterworks now has highly experienced teams trained to install the full range of AVT EZ Valves across the region. They will have increased access to valves and install kits meaning they can respond to the need of the cities they service even quicker.
AVT President, Harry Gray said: “This strategic partnership is great news for the residents and businesses of Arizona and New Mexico. Ferguson already has established and trusted relationships with local water utility operators and will now be able to ensure they can deliver even more reliable water networks via faster access to the innovative AVT EZ Valve and highly experienced installers. This means there will be no need to shut off water networks and less inconvenience will be caused to local people.”
Ferguson’s Sales Manager for Arizona, New Mexico and El Paso, Tim Malloy said: “We already have a great relationship with AVT and with more than 200 installs under our belt, we’re confident we have the knowledge and experience to ensure we correctly advise our customers on the right products for their individual needs. This further formalized partnership between us and AVT means we have formed an even closer link with the EZ Valve subject matter experts.”
Ranked among the industry’s most innovative solutions, the AVT EZ Valve is designed with a built-in isolation gate that allows the valve to be installed under pressure in challenging conditions. Using this valve allows customers to improve uptime and achieve greater environmental stewardship because it enables faster restoration than alternative solutions, has no negative effect on pipe integrity and can be installed at full pressure with no need to shut off the water supply.
Advanced Valve Technologies (AVT), manufactures comprehensive solutions for the safe and sustainable repair and rehabilitation of critical water and gas infrastructure.
The company is best known for the AVT EZ Valve, an award-winning inline insertion valve designed for quick and easy installation for emergency water line repair and pipeline maintenance, requiring no disruption in service.
AVT is part of ClockSpring|NRI, a Houston-based manufacturer and provider of high-performance critical infrastructure construction and repair products and associated engineering support and training services. Clockspring|NRI solutions are used to construct, maintain, and rehabilitate pipelines, natural gas distribution lines, high-consequence industrial pipework, and civil structures. ClockSpring|NRI composite pipe repair systems and inline insertion valves are used in more than 75 countries and include industry-leading products such as Clock Spring™, AtlasTM, Syntho-Glass® XT, Scar-Guard®, Contour, and DiamondWrap® composite products, as well as the award-winning AVT EZ Valve for water lines. All ClockSpring|NRI products are easy to install, cost-effective to deploy, and durable for decades. www.AVTFittings.com, www.cs-nri.com
About Ferguson Waterworks
Ferguson Waterworks delivers quality products and innovative solutions across the water, sanitary sewer and stormwater management industries. As one of the nation’s largest waterworks companies, Ferguson puts its customer’s needs first. Every day, public and private water sewer authorities, utility contractors, public works/line contractors and heavy highway contractors count on Ferguson because of its world-class service.