From the HAER we find that the
Bessemer, AL plant of the US Pipe and Foundry Company was built in 1898
by the Howard - Harrison Iron Company. Ten years later it became
part of the US Pipe and Foundry Company.
There is extensive information on
this plant on the Library of Congress web site, including detailed
photos and drawings of the plant and its processes.
Rail access has been an important
part of this plant since it was built, although today trucks provide
shipping of finished pipe.
Map of the U.S. Pipe Plant site, located west of downtown Bessemer,
above the words "Blue Creek Junction"