When: July 25, 2017
Time: 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Where: 833 North Fulton
Tulsa, OK 74115-6408
This event is co-sponsored by McElroy Manufacturing, Inc.
To RSVP and register please go to the vTools page for the event:
McELROY MANUFACTURING TOUR
Art McElroy took the first step in realizing his dream by starting his
company in a small garage in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He had little more than an
unquenchable thirst for the science of design and a strong foundation in
his wife, Panny. They put their honest work ethic into motion and watched
their dream come to fruition in 1954 with the birth of McElroy
In the early 1960s, McElroy became a forerunner in the market for fintube
machinery. Art McElroy refined the design of the machine as we know it
over a period of about 15 years. At the end of the 1960s, McElroy was
shipping fintube machinery across the globe. With 24 U.S. and foreign
patents on fintube-related equipment, it is estimated that as much as 80%
of all finned tubes in the world have been made by McElroy machines.
In 1969, McElroy designed its first polyethylene fusion machine. Phillips
Petroleum Co., one of the first developers of HDPE, knew of Art McElroy
through previous contract jobs and approached him to manufacture a pipe
fusion machine which could work with the unique characteristics of HDPE.
This first machine was known as the 4″ Hand Pump. This prompted McElroy to
improve upon the original design and create the world¹s first
centerline-guided, semi-automatic, hydraulic machine for 2″ to 6″ pipe.
Art McElroy was an outstanding inventor, engineer, designer and
businessman who established strongholds in three separate industries
before his death in 1988. During the same year, Chip McElroy, his son,
took over the direction of the company leading it through its greatest
period of economic growth.
In 1997, McElroy introduced the TracStar® 500, revolutionizing the
industry and becoming the first self-propelled, tracked fusion machine
able to tackle nearly any terrain.
McElroy has placed its stamp on the world as a leader in engineering and
manufacturing. The McElroy of today is eagerly expanding and offering both
fintube and pipe fusion products in new markets across the globe in
countries like India, Australia, Russia and Brazil.