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San Juan, Puerto Rico
The Puerto Rico Convention Center, which has the capacity to hold up to 10,000 people, is the largest facility in the Caribbean and the most technologically-advanced in both the Caribbean and Latin America.
Grooved Pipe Joining Technology
1925: The first grooved coupling
Our Unique Approach
Victaulic, the world leader in mechanical pipe joining systems, was founded in New York City in 1925 to market a radical new concept in the piping industry — a mechanical bolted coupling that would engage into pipe grooves and use a gasket seal.
The concept of joining pipe with bolted mechanical couplings originated during World War I for rapid deployment of fuel and water lines to Allied forces. The company that worked closely with the War Department of England to develop this new method of joining pipe was named Victory Pipe Joint Company after the coupling it had engineered — known as the "victory joint" from early military uses. Later, combining the words "Victory" and "Hydraulics" the name was shortened to Victaulic, and the company began to shift its focus to commercial piping applications to market its new innovative method of joining pipe.
For more than 85 years, the company’s enthusiasm for crafting unconventional solutions has allowed it to forge new paths in new markets as it tackles the industry’s most unique challenges.
The grooved pipe joining method — which dramatically reduces the amount of installation time as compared to welding, threading or flanging — is now used extensively in a variety of piping applications.
Victaulic grooved products comprise a complete system:
- Rigid and Flexible Grooved Couplings
- Grooved Accessories (such as grooved strainers and grooved suction diffusers)
- Grooved Valves
- Grooved Fittings and Grooved Adapters
- Grooving Tools and Accessories
The Victaulic grooved pipe joining method accommodates most piping materials, including lightwall, standard and extra-heavy steel, stainless, aluminum, PVC and other plastics, as well as high-density polyethylene. In addition, products for copper tubing (CTS) and ductile iron (AWWA) for water supply, as well as underground- and waste-treatment process piping are available.
Victaulic products are manufactured to accommodate piping standards including ANSI, DN, JIS, CIS, AS and BS.
Victaulic also offers products using unique joining methods. For example, utilizing a spline-to-join pipe, Aquamine® products offer reusable, high-impact PVC pipe, PVC couplings and PVC fittings for water-system solutions. The Depend-O-Lok line of products allows mechanical joining of large diameter carbon and stainless steel pipe, regardless of the size or standard. There is also a press-to-connect system for joining schedule 10 stainless steel (Victaulic Vic-Press™ system) and push-to-connect systems for joining copper tube via (Victaulic PermaLynx™ system).
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Victaulic World Headquarters
Easton, Pennsylvania, USA
Victaulic has a well-established network of branches and facilities throughout North America and has manufacturing operations on the continent in both the United States and Canada.
Ferrous foundries are located in Easton and Alburtis, both in Pennsylvania, with manufacturing and testing facilities in Stewartsville, New Jersey; Nazareth, Easton, Alburtis and Allentown, Pennylvania; and Leland, North Carolina.
The largest non-ferrous foundry in Canada, the Victaulic foundry in Richmond Hills, Ontario, Canada, operates three manufacturing facilities and is capable of producing bronze, brass, aluminum, nickel-copper, high conductivity copper, cupro-nickel, aluminum bronze, manganese bronze and lead-free bronze sand castings, weighing from one ounce to 3,000 pounds. Learn more about Victaulic Custom Castings.
Europe- Contact Us
Victaulic European Headquarters
Europe is serviced from regional headquarters in Nazareth, Belgium and distribution centers throughout the United Kingdom and the continent. A Victaulic foundry in Drezdenko, Poland provides ductile iron products worldwide.
Asia- Contact Us
Victaulic Asia Pacific Headquarters
Victaulic serves Asia and Australia from its manufacturing and research and development facility in Dalian, China and its regional headquarters in Shanghai.
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Victaulic Latin America Headquarters
The newest Victaulic facility, located in Chihuahua, Mexico, includes a ductile iron foundry with machining and assembly capabilities as well as local corporate offices. The training center for the Latin American region is located in Queretaro, Mexico. Learn more about Victaulic Custom Castings.