Our Story

Diamond Plastics' products have changed the world, or at least the way the world transports water and wastewater. By concentrating on expanding the large diameter offering for sewer and pressure classes, clients are able to design durable, low maintenance, corrosion free, water tight pipelines; pipelines that safeguard our precious resources well into the future.

By manufacturing and testing in accordance with the most stringent industry standards of ASTM, AWWA, CSA, UL, FM and NSF, our clients are assured of the highest quality.

Founded in 1982 with manufacturing facilities in Grand Island, Nebraska and Lubbock, Texas, Diamond Plastics has grown to be the industry leader in pipe technologies with two profile products, an internal joint restraint product and solid wall PVC pipe for pressure and gravity flow applications through 60 inches in diameter. Diamond Plastics now has seven manufacturing facilities located across the United States to provide superior service along with high quality gasketed PVC pipe.


Mission

For over 35 years, Diamond Plastics has been passionate about gasketed PVC pipe for water, sewer, andirrigation applications. We take pride that our pipe is stringently tested and widely trusted throughout the industries we serve. But we know our customers also depend on the personal support we provide from initial design through acceptance testing.

We learned long ago that the best projects are built with superior products and trusted relationships.


Executive Team

John E. Britton, President & CEO

Mr. Britton has been with Diamond Plastics for 31 years and President since 1990. He has grown the business from a largely agricultural two-plant operation into a seven plant municipal and agricultural giant offering the world's largest gasketed PVC pipe products. He is a recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the PVC Pipe Association where he has served numerous roles including Chairman of the Board. His career has spanned every aspect of the agricultural and municipal water and sewer industry.

Dennis E. Bauer, P.E. V.P. Engineering, Sales & Marketing

Dennis E. Bauer

Mr. Bauer has been with Diamond Plastics for 20 years as Vice President of Sales & Marketing. He is a registered professional engineer with a B.S. in civil engineering who has spent the past 34 years directly involved in the design, installation and manufacturing of PVC pipe. He has served in many roles at the PVC Pipe Association to include Chairman of the Board. He has also served in numerous capacities within ASTM and AWWA and has published several articles regarding PVC pipe.

Peggy Skaggs, V.P. Finance & Administration

Peggy Skaggs

Ms. Skaggs is a graduate of Hastings College and has been with Diamond Plastics for 32 years. She started in inventory control, was promoted to Controller and has been the Vice President of Finance and Administration and Chief Financial Officer for the last 11 years. She has been instrumental in the growth of the company from two plants to seven. She is currently responsible for the day-to-day transactions, company technology and all administrative aspects of the company.

Skip Yentes, V. P. Sales & Marketing

Skip Yentes

Mr. Yentes has been with Diamond Plastics for over 9 years and is the Vice President of Sales and Marketing. His career has spanned several decades within the waterworks distribution business where he developed a deep understanding of the critical components required for water and sewer applications. The past 19 years he has been employed directly in the PVC pipe manufacturing business where he has gained the depth of design and installation information crucial to assisting clients select the proper PVC pipe product for their projects.

Larry Schmidt, P.E. Director of Engineering

Larry Schmidt

Mr. Schmidt has worked with Diamond Plastics for 7 years and is the Director of Engineering. He is a registered Professional Engineer and has served in roles as an inspector and project manager throughout his career. He is a member of AWWA, ASTM and the current Chair of AWWA M23 Installation Manual subcommittee. He serves in a technical capacity at the PVC Pipe Association.


Technology

Comprised of a single homo polymer (PVC), Diamond Plastics' pipe is corrosion free. Because it is a single material with no coatings or linings, it removes the concerns over delamination or other dissimilar material issues. It's smooth surface results in low friction and the best flow characteristics among all piping products thus reducing pumping costs for the lifetime of the line. Longevity and recyclability along with low overall energy requirements for manufacturing and delivery result in a truly sustainable thus environmentally friendly product. Survey after survey rank it with the highest performance record and lowest maintenance costs. These are the qualities our clients look for in designing their systems for the long run.

Technical Support

With a staff boasting more than 200 years of experience, we have been a part of thousands of projects involving municipal and agricultural applications. As a result of these lessons, we are able to offer a unique blend of practical thinking and real world experience. Whether it is advice on pressure class required or allowable depth of bury, our technical staff is there every step of the way.

Sales Support

Diamond Plastics' corporate philosophy is based upon continuous improvement through industry participation. Our staff is involved with continuing education programs for the design community, industry specific committees such as ASTM, AWWA, CSA and HSB. In addition, Diamond Plastics has continuously supported the PVC Pipe Association for over 20 years to further the educational tools of our clients. Our sales representatives are strategically located to provide instant service throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico. This level of service and commitment allows us to undertake even the most challenging projects.