HILLIARD, Ohio – (July 17, 2013) Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc. (ADS) has acquired a controlling interest in a new joint venture established with BaySaver Technologies, Inc. (Mount Airy, MD). The announcement was made today by ADS Chairman and CEO Joe Chlapaty and BaySaver President Tom Pank. In 2008, the companies announced an exclusive marketing agreement for ADS to sell the Bay Separator™ and BayFilter™ units, which separate and filter pollution from storm water runoff.
Called BaySaver LLC, the new company will continue to be based in Mount Airy, Maryland and will focus on storm water filtration and separation technologies. Manufacturing operations will be expanded nationwide to provide local service and supply. Currently, ADS has 56 domestic and international manufacturing plants and 28 distribution centers. ADS products include N-12® corrugated high-density polyethylene (HDPE) pipe, SaniTite® HP pipe and fittings plus other storm water system components such as StormTech® storm water chambers, InsertaTee® fittings, and various geotextiles. Founded in 1966, ADS is the world’s largest producer of corrugated plastic pipe.
“We are very pleased to now completely include BaySaver in the ADS family,” stated Chlapaty. “During the past several years both companies have proven how successful these storm water quality treatment systems can be. The BaySeparator and BayFilter products have been true assets to ADS, adding to our technology-driven initiatives and to our storm water quality treatment line that includes FLEXSTORM® inlet filters and the Nyloplast Envirohood™ structure. This strategic partnership helps complete the ADS offering in the storm water treatment arena.”
“It has always been our goal to design and manufacture products that permit compliance with all EPA and local storm water quality requirements,” observed Pank. “This strategic partnership maximizes the strengths of both companies – the strong research, development and technical approvals of BaySaver coupled with the industry-leading engineering, sales and distribution of ADS. By aligning with ADS we can build on our success and increase our efforts. This is the best partnership in the industry today and we anticipate rapid growth and acceptance in the marketplace.” Founder of BaySaver, Pank also serves as its Chief Design Engineer.
“We are going to continue to foster Tom’s exceptional abilities in order to bring more storm water treatment systems and individual products to the market,” Chlapaty continued. “Now, there is more need than ever, and that need will continue to grow. We’ve seen growth in all of ADS products including our large diameter N-12 corrugated HDPE pipe and our SaniTite HP products, both of which can be used with BaySaver units.”
“Evolving requirements imposed on municipal storm water systems by the EPA have created the need for a more complete storm water treatment methodology,” explained Ron Vitarelli, Vice President of Storm and Sanitary Markets for ADS. “As a solutions-based manufacturer we are asked to provide a ‘treatment train’ approach to owners and specifiers. The BaySaver product line rounds out the ADS storm water product offering.”
“To provide a better understanding of these requirements and how BaySaver filters and separators and other ADS products can build storm water systems to meet those EPA requirements, the ADS technical team will be conducting educational seminars, which can be arranged free of charge.”
For additional information call ADS at (800) 821-6710, go to www.ads-pipe.com or contact any local ADS office.
About Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc.:
Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc., (ADS) is the world’s largest producer of corrugated HDPE pipe. Founded in 1966, it serves the storm and waste water industry through a global network of 56 domestic and international manufacturing plants and 28 distribution centers. In addition to its flagship N-12® pipe, and HP Sanitary and Storm pipe, the company offers a complete line of fittings and other accessories including StormTech® storm water chambers, Nyloplast® drainage structures, INSERTA TEE®, storm water treatment units and various geotextiles. To learn more about ADS, visit www.ads-pipe.com.
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Ms. Tori L. Durliat, Director of Marketing
401 Olive Street, Findlay, Ohio 45840