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Wheatland Tube Company Addresses News Regarding CPVC Pipe Compatibility for Hybrid Fire Protection Systems

Contact: Jelani Rucker
312.275.1626

CHICAGO (September 25, 2012) — As a result of recent market changes in the way CPVC manufacturers operate, Wheatland Tube, a division of JMC Steel Group, would like to reiterate its position in terms of its product compatibility with CPVC.

Wheatland Tube guarantees its steel pipe is 100% compatible with systems that use only steel pipe in the fire protection system.

Wheatland Tube warrants its fire protection products in accordance with its standard warranty regarding its steel pipe that meets the appropriate specifications.

Recently, certain CPVC manufacturers have discontinued their compatibility certification programs, effective January 1, 2013. As a result, Wheatland Tube will no longer reference these certifications in marketing materials. Additionally, Factory Mutual Inc. has listed Wheatland product as compatible for use in hybrid systems (systems using both steel and CPVC). While Wheatland assures its complete confidence in Factory Mutual, these statements are made by Factory Mutual based on their testing, not by Wheatland Tube.

Wheatland Tube has never warranted compatibility between its steel pipe products and CPVC products. Such a warranty would be impossible, as Wheatland does not now, nor has it ever, had adequate information regarding the composition of parent materials used to manufacture
CPVC from various manufacturers.

Wheatland Tube guarantees its steel pipe is 100% compatible with systems that use only steel pipe in the fire protection system.

For more information regarding Wheatland Tube's products and fire protection system compatibility, contact Wheatland at

About Wheatland Tube
Wheatland Tube, a division of JMC Steel Group, produces a wide range of steel tubular products, including standard steel pipe, DOM mechanical tubing, fence framework, fire sprinkler pipe, electrical conduit, elbows, couplings, nipples, oil country tubular goods and line pipe meeting API specifications.

For more information, contact Wheatland Tube at 800.257.8182 or visit our website at wheatland.com

About JMC Steel Group
JMC Steel Group includes the operating divisions of Atlas Tube, Picoma, Energex Tube and Wheatland Tube. It is the largest independent manufacturer of steel hollow structural sections (HSS) and steel pipe, and the top producer of electrical conduit and elbows, couplings and nipples in North America. JMC Steel Group delivers a broad range of pipe and tube solutions that build its customers' success.

For more information, contact JMC Steel Group at 312.275.1600 or , or visit jmcsteelgroup.com

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