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May 22, 2018

Updated Code Leads to Class I, Div 2 Approval for XW Fiberglass Conduit

Updated Code Leads to Class I, Div 2 Approval for XW Fiberglass Conduit

Champion Fiberglass worked closely with the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and National Electrical Code (NEC) to remove opposition to lightweight-yet-strong Champion Fiberglass Haz Duct® XW Type Conduit’s approval for use in Class I, Div 2 applications.

February 22, 2018

Five reasons Champion Fiberglass equals savings

There are more than five ways that Champion Fiberglass can save you money on your next project – a quick click through our website’s Resources section highlights many of them. But we’ve put together a “Top 5” list that showcases the real numbers around Champion Fiberglass and savings. Fiberglass conduit has been steadily improving in […]

December 08, 2017

Infographic: Expanded Support Spacing Distances (and savings) for SW, MW, and HW Conduit

Three more ways to save on your next project. Recently, our XW Conduit line was UL Listed for extended support spacing distances. Now, that UL Listing has grown to include expanded support spacing distances for our Standard, Medium, and Heavy Wall fiberglass conduit. Our infographic shows exactly how the newly extended support spacing distances stack […]

November 07, 2017

Who’s Using Fiberglass Conduit—and Why?

Who’s Using Fiberglass Conduit—and Why?

Five years ago, “Who’s using fiberglass conduit?” was a common question. Today, if you’re anywhere near a bridge, tunnel, wastewater treatment plant or data center, there’s a good chance you’re near fiberglass conduit, a.k.a. RTRC. However, there’s still some mystery around why so many industries are choosing fiberglass over other conduit materials like PVC-coated steel […]

November 02, 2017

Top Considerations for Trenchless (Steel Casing) Applications

Thermal grouting of trenchless/jack and bore (steel casing) applications is a highly specialized process and should only be attempted by a certified, capable grouting specialist contractor with proven experience in similar installations. The thermal grouting process has many detailed procedural considerations that must be thoroughly understood, reviewed, and implemented prior to undertaking the grouting process. […]

September 07, 2017

Summer’s almost over, but our interns’ careers are just getting started.

Julio getting some “hands-on” education on the factory floor.   Last month, Champion Fiberglass said goodbye to Julio Soto, one of our two summer interns. Soto is returning to his senior year at Rice University where he’ll finish his degree in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering (CHBE) with a minor in Computational and Applied Mathematics (CAAM). […]

August 15, 2017

Our interns are headed back to school.

Jacob getting a close-up look on the Champion Fiberglass floor.   Summer break may be over – but as we all know, there are at least three more months of warm weather ahead for Houstonians. But school will soon be back in session, which means Champion Fiberglass is saying goodbye to another of our summer […]

June 23, 2017

Meet Champion’s Summer Interns

They may only be with Champion for the summer, but both of our interns have already spent years studying what it takes to move our industry forward. We talked to them about how they see their futures in the engineering field, and how they plan to use their Champion Fiberglass experience in their future careers. […]

May 19, 2017

Five fiberglass conduit myths that could be losing you money.

Steel and fiberglass have different properties. “Tell me something I don’t know,” you’re thinking, right? But fiberglass conduit is no longer the new kid on the block – and its uses have changed dramatically in the last 20 – even 10 – years. So yes, PVC-coated steel conduit and fiberglass conduit have different properties, but […]