Q: A utility in Texas asked, “Is your Pushtite joint a registered Tyton Joint®?”
A: No, Tyton Joint® is a trademarked name owned by U.S. Pipe. We have had an open request into US Pipe since May 2009 but have yet to get a response. In late 2009, fearing they would never call, we trademarked Pushtite and now offer it as 100% interchangeable with Tyton Joint®. The reality is Tyton Joint® is a generic joint used throughout the world. More companies than we can count have been allowed to label their joints as Tyton. Therefore, duplicating the performance of Tyton was not difficult; We just have to explain why its named something different. Honestly, we kind of like it. It highlights the added competition we bring to the USA market. Disruptors are seldom welcomed into an industry by the old guard and we appreciate U.S. Pipe wants to put up as many barriers for us as possible but Tyton is just a name!
So what happened?
This utility approved us for bidding and may be rewarded by getting DIP instead of PVC on their next big 16” project!