Cast Iron Pipe

Birmingham, AL has long been a center for the manufacturing of iron pipe.  First, cast iron pipe and now modern ductile iron pipe.  Today there are two main manufacturers in Birmingham

ACIPCO (American Cast Iron Pipe Company)

U.S. Pipe  (United States Cast Iron Pipe and Foundry Company)

Both of these companies operate large plants in Birmingham and these are in turn recorded by the HABS program.  Images of these are available at the Library of Congress web site.

Let's take a look at these facilities and learn more about them and their place in the industrial history of Birmingham.

U.S. Pipe Bessemer Plant


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