U.S. Pipe has announced it will build the first new ductile-iron facility in the U.S. in more than 55 years. Ajax Tocco Magnethermic has been contracted to supply liquid-iron holding furnaces for this new facility in Alabama. The furnaces Ajax Tocco will be supplying consist of two 135-ton usable capacities, vertical channel furnaces. Each furnace will be equipped with a single 2,500 kW “Jet-Flow” twin-loop inductor.