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Published April 04, 2011, 12:00 AM

drain tile


James Kraviec, an Advanced Drainage Systems technician, works to properly coil new tile at the company’s new Buxton, N.D., manufacturing plant. (Mikkel Pates / Agweek)

  • James Kraviec, an Advanced Drainage Systems technician, works to properly coil new tile at the company’s new Buxton, N.D., manufacturing plant. (Mikkel Pates / Agweek)
  • James Kraviec, an Advanced Drainage Systems technician, works to properly coil new tile at the company’s new Buxton, N.D., manufacturing plant. (Mikkel Pates / Agweek)
  • James Kraviec, an Advanced Drainage Systems technician, works to properly coil new tile at the company’s new Buxton, N.D., manufacturing plant. (Mikkel Pates / Agweek)
  • F The Advanced Drainage Systems plant produces, 3-, 4- and 5-inch field pipe, for customers in the northern Dakotas and into Canada. (Mikkel Pates / Agweek)
  • Newly manufactured field drainage pipe emerges slightly steaming. The corrugation is a series of arch formations, making the pipe strong enough to hold up to pressure from soil and machines. (Mikkel Pates / Agweek)
  • Mike Gatt, director of pipe manufacturing operations, Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc. (Mikkel Pates / Agweek)
  • A loader puts finished field tile rolls into an outdoor warehouse at the new Adavanced Drainage Systems plant in Buxton, N.D. The plant will serve North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota and into Canadian prairie provinces. (Mikkel Pates / Agweek)
  • A product called “carbon black” is melted and mixed into the recycled plastic to make field drainage tile. Other additives make the tile resistant to ultraviolet rays. (Mikkel Pates / Agweek)
  • Newly manufactured field drainage pipe emerges slightly steaming. The corrugation is a series of arch formations, making the pipe strong enough to hold up to pressure from soil and machines. (Mikkel Pates / Agweek)
  • Michael Leaf of Owasso, Mich., a line operator in the new Advanced Drainage System Inc., at its new Buxton, N.D., plant, checks some of the first field tile product as it starts to come off the line. The company brought in several experienced employees from other areas of the country, either permanently or temporarily, to get the new plant up and running. (Mikkel Pates / Agweek)
  • Pipe for field tiling is wound onto rolls, and then hauled to Advanced Drainage System’s outdoor warehouse at the company’s new Buxton, N.D., production plant. (Mikkel Pates / Agweek)