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Helical Anchors, Inc. (HAI),,  with manufacturing and corporate offices located in Minneapolis, MN, recently supplied (90) leads and (540) extensions with an outside diameter of 8.625 in 219 mm for an electric utility project in Canada.  The piles were installed to an average depth of 42 ft.  The 7 ft. Leads had (2) 16 in (406.4 mm) helix bearing plates while the 5 ft. extensions were configured with (1) 16 in bearing plate.

HAI has the ability to to make larger diameter helical piles up to 12.75 in (323.9 mm).  

“We are the only helical pile manufacturer that inertia welds their piles,” said sales manager, Ryan Dungan.  “This technology originated in the oil industry, and HAI is leading the industry using this technology to manufacture our helical piles. The science of inertia welding is simple, but doing it correctly time and time again is something that requires in-depth training and rigid quality control standards.  By combining our high strength steel with this manufacturing technique, our piles can withstand higher torque capacities, which allows our clients to install smaller and less expensive piles, while at the same time achieving the capacities of our competitors’ larger diameter piles,” Dungan added.

HAI Supplies (90) Large Diameter Helical Piles for an Electric Utility Project in Canada

by Bill Bonekemper

Summer, 2016

Helical Anchors, Inc.

Helical Anchors, Inc.

5101 Boone Ave.

Minneapolis, MN 55428

P: 763-201-6552 • F: 763-536-9102