Atkore Celebrates Reopening of Its Pendleton Facility

June 8, 2021
In the spring of 2020, Atkore's Pendleton, OR, plant suffered a catastrophic flood that wiped out the entire facility. One year later the Pendleton plant is rebuilt, and our Cellular Core conduit is back in production.

Atkore is celebrating the reopening of its Pendleton,OR, PVC conduit manufacturing plant following a devastating flood in Feb. 2020. To learn more about Atkore’s Pendleton facility and products, watch the video above about the restoration.

The Feb. 6, 2020 flood prompted evacuations, highway closures and emergency declarations throughout Umatilla County in northeastern Oregon. It also caused significant and widespread damage to the Pendleton manufacturing plant and equipment.

The rebuild and return of operations occurred quickly – and thanks to the resilience of the onsite teams in Pendleton teams and the commitment of Atkore as a company – the plant is even stronger, according to Pendleton Plant Manager Larry Hughes. “With the new plant, we can make more per product line than we used to. We’ve expanded our capabilities to add solid wall technology and water pipe and gasket technology, so the plant now has the ability to make a wider array of products,” Hughes said in the press release.

“After the flood, it was pretty much a start from scratch. To think about what we have accomplished, I’m still amazed to this day,” added Jeff Sherman, Atkore VP/GM, plastic pipe & conduit.

The Pendleton plant’s primary product is Cellular Core Conduit, sold under Atkore’s Allied Tube & Conduit and Heritage Plastics brands.