Jim Skinner

After many years as the team leader here at Press-Seal Corporation, Annie and I are looking forward to stepping back and spending more time with each other.  We want to thank everyone in the underground industry for their fabulous support in helping make our company an industry leader in sealing collection systems.  It has truly […]

Mortaring manhole connectors

You might be required to mortar manhole connectors inside your structures. Maybe you are concerned about materials gathering between the pipe and the connector. You might mortar the connectors because that’s the way it’s always been done. We say stop. Connector Cannot Flex When  mortaring the inside of a manhole connector you take away one […]

PS Acquiring Sister Company JK Polysource

J-K Polysource has been Press-Seal’s long term partner serving customers in Western North America. Former J-K President, Keith Womack, has accepted the position of Western Division Manager with Press-Seal. All the teammates that ended the year with J-K have been retained going forward. Press-Seal President, James Skinner commented, As Press-Seal continues to extend its quality […]

Professional Development - Group

The University of Saint Francis and Press-Seal Corporation are celebrating a group of Press-Seal employees’ completion of a USF Professional Development Leadership program on December 13. The employees are coming together to celebrate their accomplishment in the Press-Seal Leadership Hall immediately after finishing their final class. The program is a cooperative effort between Press-Seal, USF’s […]

Dakota Jones Apprenticeship

How would you describe Press-Seal and what you do there? Press-Seal does gauges and instruments for the medical industry and rubber molded parts as underground sealing solutions for water and wastewater systems. It also does thermal plastic parts for the rail and marine industries. I am a first-year tool and die apprentice currently working on […]

Concrete Manhole Coring

Water runoff from precast plants is catching the attention of environmental regulators. In particular, the water from coring operations is being scrutinized because of its acidity and other components. This is causing precasters to come up with the solutions for handling the water and sludge from their coring operations. Water Recycling The basic water recycling […]

It’s very important to not skip steps when installing pipe gaskets. If someone asks you to make a BLT sandwich, you’re not going to leave out the bacon are you? That’s a critical step in creating the sandwich. So it’s important not to skip steps when installing pipe gaskets. Sure, you could make an LT […]

Conexus Indiana, the state’s advanced manufacturing and logistics (AML) initiative, has honored Press-Seal Corporation with a 2016 Conexus Indiana Touchstone Award, recognizing the company’s extraordinary hands-on contributions to preparing students for advanced manufacturing and logistics careers. Press-Seal is one of 220 Conexus Indiana A+ Partners, companies that have committed to work with their local high […]

Equalizing concrete pipe gasket

Why Does The Gasket Move? There are a variety of reasons the rubber gasket relocates to the AS1. The most common reason is improper lubing of the joint. When the lubricant is not applied properly to the joint and/or gasket, when the joint is assembled it pulls the gasket into the clearance annular space, AS1, and bad […]

If you’ve been around the industry for any time at all, you’ve seen the mounds of grout slapped on a pipe and stuffed in voids to “seal” the connection. So why do we still do it? Cost? Time? Or is it because that’s the way it’s always been done? Here are 10 reasons why grouting […]