MGS Completes Hybrid Steel/Plastic Pipe Fusion Trailer

Avista Utilities Approached MGS  in hopes of modifying our existing PHD95 Plastic pipe trailer to carry both steel and plastic gas pipe. The PhD95 is used for the transportation and installation of 2″-8″ plastic PE pipe. It is capable of dispensing 40′ sections of pipe from the cargo bed to the fuser carrier and is fitted with a McElroy 28 fusion machine. The fuser is mounted at waist level which results in increased efficiency through lower fusion times and reduced operator injury. The PhD95 can be used for trenching or boring operations. The trailer’s on board power supply powers the fuser, cutter and iron. There are also 120V outlets for use at the site.

Modifications included:

  • Increasing the capacity of the outfitted trailer to 10,000lbs.
  • Allowing for the transport of 2″ steel pipe.
  • Extending the bed to 46′ to allow for a stick length to 45′.
  • The addition of a Lincoln Ranger 305D welder generator on a slide out. The welder/generator supplies power to the fusion machine and allows for the welding of 2″ steel pipe.
  • The addition of a hydraulic pipe assist (helps to lower the steel pipe onto the transport rollers).
  • Modification of rear pipe support to eliminate the “pipe buggy”.
  • The addition of a hydraulically adjustable goose-neck.
  • The addition of twin electric leveling jacks.
  • The addition of multiple storage compartments.
  • Bed liner coating for pipe storage and dispensing areas

This was a large project and the MGS team met the challenge!



MGS Welcomes Justin Good!

Meet the newest member of the MGS sales team, JJ_Goodustin Good. Justin will be working with UFS division customers in the US and Canada Eastern Regions. He has experience in the transportation industry, as well as sales and territory management experience in the commercial truck and automotive industry.

Justin graduated from Penn State University Berks Campus where he studied Management & Marketing.  In his free time he enjoys spending time with his wife and two kids.

Welcome to the team Justin!

MGS Welcomes Kevin Cummins!

Kevin_CumminsMeet the newest member of the MGS sales team, Kevin Cummins. Kevin joined the UFS division and will be working with our customers in the Western Region. He has 15 years of experience in sales management, territory, account management and business development in the Construction Equipment and Commercial Automotive fields. He will be a great asset to the UFS division.

Kevin, originally from Austin, TX,  moved to Colorado 4 years ago, he has two children residing in the Houston, TX area.

Welcome to the team Kevin!

ICUEE Show Takes Place Next Week

ICUEE-center-colorWe are officially one week away from the ICUEE Show! Be sure to stop by and see us, booth L471. We always love having the opportunity to chat with our customers and show off some of our latest products.

You will also have the opportunity to meet with the newest member of the UFS team, Kevin Cummins. Kevin is based out of our CO facility and will be working with our customers in the Western Region, so stop by and say hi!

We look forward to seeing our current customers and connecting with new ones along the way!

Congressman Smucker’s Visit Featured in Tracks

Earlier this year Congressman Lloyd Smucker visited our Denver, PA facility to meet with company president, Andy Gehman, and take an in-depth tour of the facility. Congressman Smucker got to take a look at some of the advanced manufacturing capabilities MGS has to offer.

NATM Communications Director, Meghan Ryan, wrote an article about the visit for NATM’s Tracks magazine. See the article below:

July August 2017 Tracks Magazine.pdf