Featured Business of the Month – Advanced Drainage Systems
Advanced Drainage Systems (ADS) is focused on drainage products and services that deliver solutions for the most persistent and challenging water management problems. From safely pre-treating and managing stormwater runoff, to helping developers and property owners harvest rainwater, they focus on the development of water solutions that make land more arable, cities more livable, and the world a greener place to live.
ADS is a leading manufacturer of high performance thermoplastic corrugated pipe and ancillary products, providing a comprehensive suite of water management products and superior drainage solutions for use in the construction and infrastructure marketplace. Their innovative pipes, fittings, basins and other products are used across a broad range of end markets and applications, including non-residential, residential, agriculture and infrastructure applications. They have established a leading position in many of their domestic and international end markets by leveraging their national sales and distribution platform, their overall product breadth and scale, and their manufacturing excellence. Founded in 1966, ADS operates a global network of approximately 60 manufacturing plants and over 30 distribution centers.
At ADS, they continually enhance their products, services and research, so they can help customers solve water management issues in cities, towns and rural areas around the world. It’s a privilege they take seriously because theyknow that with each pipe, fitting and chamber shipped, they are helping to improve the environments and lives of people everywhere.
Their first innovation was their first product, corrugated plastic pipe, and they’ve continued to innovate with each passing year. From vortex hydrodynamic separators that protect precious receiving waters by removing total suspended solids, to mobile apps that help agricultural planners calculate drainage volume and pipe, and even research that studies the efficacy of drainage products for specific markets, ADS is always developing innovative products and solutions that advances the world’s water infrastructure.
Throughout ADS, they recognize that the key to every product development and successful customer outcome is their internal culture of innovation. They embrace continuous improvement and change at ADS, which positions them and, by extension their customers, for the future. Their focus on innovation is a promise their customers have come to count on, manifest in every green stripe that runs on their ADS pipes.
Wonder why that green stripe means so much on every coil of ADS pipe? Here’s the history of the green stripe and what it means to ADS:
The Napoleon ADS Plant is located at 1075 Independence Drive and you can reach them at (419) 599-9565.