Breaking New Ground
And Leading Our Industry
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, we 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. Our 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. We have established a leading position in many of our domestic and international end markets by leveraging our national sales and distribution platform, our overall product breadth and scale, and our manufacturing excellence. Founded in 1966, ADS operates a global network of approximately 60 manufacturing plants and over 30 distribution centers.
Innovation at Every Turn
At ADS, we continually enhance our products, services and research, so that we can help customers solve water management issues in cities, towns and rural areas around the world. It's a privilege we take seriously because we know that with each pipe, fitting and chamber shipped, we are helping to improve the environments and lives of people everywhere.
Our first innovation was our first product, corrugated plastic pipe, and we'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, we recognize that the key to every product development and successful customer outcome is our internal culture of innovation. We embrace continuous improvement and change at ADS, which positions us and, by extension our customers, for the future. Our focus on innovation is a promise our customers have come to count on, manifest in every green stripe that runs on our ADS pipes.
From the U.S. introduction and championing of corrugated plastic drainage pipe, to the development of N-12 dual-wall pipe and HP sanitary sewer pipe, ADS has been an industry leader for more than 50 years.
More Than 50 Years of Forward Thinking
From our founding around the introduction and championing of corrugated plastic drainage pipe in the United States, to the development of N-12® dual-wall pipe and HP storm water and sanitary sewer pipe, ADS has been an industry leader, decade after decade, for more than 50 years.
It was ADS that recognized in 1966 that corrugated polyethylene pipe was a better solution than standard clay and steel drainage pipe, and we set about convincing agricultural, commercial and industrial markets that we were right. More than 50 years later, those first- and second-generation pipes are still providing vital drainage in agricultural fields and under roadways across the country.
We were also the first to differentiate and stand behind our pipe, branding all of our products with the now iconic green stripe that lets contractors know they are working with authentic ADS pipe. And with each new product development, we have proven time and again our total commitment to both product quality and unsurpassed customer satisfaction. In the process, we've become one of the largest, most experienced manufacturers of corrugated polyethylene pipe products in the world.
Worldwide Reach, Community Leadership
Today, more than 8.5 billion feet of ADS pipe are in service around the world. You can see our products everywhere – from major construction sites with drainage requirements, to residences in your own neighborhood. In fact, ADS technology has now led to the specification of total polyethylene systems for drainage, collection, and maintenance access.
A leading producer of corrugated plastic pipe, ADS is committed to continually improving pipe manufacturing technology, and the quality and performance of each new generation of pipe. We are also committed to increasing our market share in existing markets, investigating new product opportunities, and aggressively pursuing business opportunities in new markets.
At ADS, we are proud of the success we've achieved and the advancements we've pioneered in an industry responsible for rebuilding infrastructure, protecting our water resources, and ultimately, improving our quality of life.
The Value of the Green Stripe
More than 50 years ago, ADS introduced pipe solutions with lightweight construction for easy handling, high resistance to corrosion and strength and durability. Today, plastics continue to outperform and outlast traditional materials.