Springfield Plastics inc. Donates $1,300 to 1000 Women Strong - Habitat Sangamon
February 2018
Springfield Plastics, Inc. (SPI) joined the 1000 Women Strong – Habitat Sangamon Project. Springfield Plastics donated $100 in honor of each female employee and presented Habitat for Humanity of Sangamon County (HFHSC) with a check for $1,300. The 1000 Women Strong project empowers women and helps local families build better lives for themselves. The goal is to have funds secured so HFHSC can break ground this Spring. (Read More)
Springfield Plastics Opens New Agricultural Pipe Yard in Humboldt, Iowa
October 24, 2017
With increasing demand from its customers to bring quality drainage pipe to the north central Iowa area, Springfield Plastics, Inc. (SPI) is proud to announce it will open a new pipe yard in Humboldt, Iowa in late fall 2017. (Read More)
Starting July 1st Drainage Tile in Indiana Will Now Be Exempt from Sales Tax
July 2017
With the passing of Senate Bill 515, authored by Indiana Sen. Brandt Hershman, R-Buck Creek, Indiana farmers will no longer pay sales tax on drainage water management systems and installation. The bill also states contractors providing services to farmers qualify for the exemption for certain machinery, tools, and equipment. (Read More)
May 2017
It is with great honor that Springfield Plastics, Inc. (SPI) has received certification verifying the company’s use of only 100% virgin resin in the manufacturing of its drainage pipe. This is SPI’s 17th consecutive year receiving the certification. SPI remains the only U.S. company to receive certification for use of 100% virgin resin in drainage pipe. (Read More)
Springfield Plastics Receives Certificate of Compliance from 2017 National Transportation Product Evaluation Program Audit
February 2017
Springfield Plastics, Inc. received their Certificate of Compliance for the National Transportation Product Evaluation Program (NTPEP). The audit organized by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) certifies that Springfield Plastics has met all AASHTO’s requirements for their Thermoplastic Pipe. (Read More)
Springfield Plastics now offers a 4" tap tee that has revolutionized the process of connecting sub mains and laterals to the agriculture main, thereby saving time and money.(Watch the video) (Read More)
Research Substantiates that Saturated Buffers at Field Scale do Reduce Nitrates from Subsurface Field Drainage Systems
July 13, 2016
With many of the row-crop agriculture fields in the Midwest being located adjacent to ditches, streams, rivers and lakes, it is no surprise that nutrient transport from agriculture lands is a major concern. The attached press release outlines the results from a study supported by the United States Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service and the Farm Service Agency, in which the project collaborators sought to demonstrate and evaluate the effectiveness of a new conservation practice commonly referred to as a Saturated Buffer (SB). The data from this study confirms that, when proper site conditions and design considerations are met, the SB practice can be an effective method for reducing nitrate transport from subsurface drainage systems. (Read More)
Saturated Buffer on Display: New system can help farmers achieve goals to reduce farm field nutrient loss.
October 2016
Illinois Farm Bureau (IFB) created a Nutrient Stewardship Grant Program for county Farm Bureaus to work on soil health, water quality or nutrient-related projects. Knox County Farm Bureau, in cooperation with their local Soil & Water Conservation District (SWCD) office, received grant funding to install a saturated buffer. It was installed by Springfield Plastics and shown to farmers and other professionals on October 12th. The Illinois Council on Best Management Practices promotes methods like saturated buffers, as farmers implement practices relative to the Nutrient Loss Reduction Strategy. (Read More)
Iowa Drainage School
August 21-23, 2018
Learn about the art and science of farmland drainage in Iowa and the Upper Midwest. Iowa Drainage School will be held at Iowa State University in the Borlaug Learning Center. Click here for more information or visit (Read More)
IN LICA Field Day - Davis-Purdue Ag Center
June 6-7, 2018
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