MATCOR Promotes Patriotism, Sponsors Community Fourth of July Tradition

Chalfont, PA – June 25, 2014, MATCOR, Inc., the trusted fullservice provider of proprietary cathodic protection products, systems and corrosion engineering solutions, will celebrate America and the local community by sponsoring Fonthill Castle’s Annual Old-Fashioned Fourth of July Festival taking place in Doylestown, PA.

“MATCOR has been sponsoring the Old Fashioned Fourth of July at Fonthill for many years. It is a wonderful return to the simple times with good, basic games and events for children and adults. A bicycle parade, watermelon eating contests and lawn games including horseshoes, stilt walking and more,” said William R. Schutt, MATCOR Chairman. “Henry Mercer would feel at home and it was his home. This has been a Doylestown favorite event and MATCOR is proud to be a sponsor as part of the company’s giving back to the community.”

The main event, the Children’s Decorated Bike Parade kicks off at 12:30 p.m., followed by wheelbarrow races, sack races, bucket brigade relays, tug-o-war, town ball (19th century baseball), and the cakewalk (a game more commonly known as “musical chairs”). In addition to obstacle courses and centuries-old games, activities will also include face painting and various crafts.

Guests will have the opportunity to explore the six-story Fonthill Castle and its many treasures- thousands of handmade objects essential to everyday American life prior to the Industrial Revolution. The collection includes a Conestoga wagon, stage coach, whale boat, horse-drawn vehicles and various hand tools.
Patriotic music will be provided by Barbershop quartets from the Bucks County Country Gentlemen, the Galena Brass, the Sellersville Merry Makers, and Marti Rogers, an autoharp prodigy. Summer snacks and treats will be available through select vendors. Attendees are invited to bring picnic baskets and blankets to enjoy Independence Day in true American style.

The celebration runs from noon until 4:00 p.m. on Friday, July 4, 2014 at the Mercer Museum and Fonthill Castle. Gate admission is $4.00 for adults, $2.00 for members, $1.00 for children ages 5 – 17, and is free for children four and younger. For more information, call 215-348-9461, email or visit


Bakken Oil News: June Sees Big Bakken Formation Infrastructure Investment

Bakken Oil News: June Sees Big Bakken Formation Infrastructure Investment
Earlier this month, Summit Midstream announced new investments into vital Bakken formation infrastructure.

In recent Bakken oil news, Summit Midstream Partners LLC announced a $300 million investment in Bakken Formation infrastructure. This prosperous region of North Dakota has rapidly become one of the most vibrant energy producing regions in the United States.

On June 11, Summit Midstream Partners committed to four new projects in the North Dakota counties of Williams and Divide, located in the northwest region of the state. The investment is representative of the swift growth of the Bakken Formation as a national energy leader.

The announced infrastructure projects included 240 miles of new pipelines to be constructed by Tioga Midstream, a subsidiary of Summit Midstream. The new pipelines will originate in Williams County, North Dakota for the transportation of crude oil, water, and natural gas. The development will expand daily shipping capacity to 20,000 barrels of crude oil and 14 million cubic square feet of natural gas.

Additionally, Meadowlark Midstream Co., a subsidiary of Summit Midstream, is working to construct a 47-mile pipeline to service a crude oil storage facility on the Stampede Rail Connection operated by Global Partners LP.

“The crude oil transportation system being developed by Meadowlark further expands our gathering capabilities in the Bakken region, providing our customers with even greater access to refineries and other downstream distribution points on both the East and West Coasts,” said Eric Slifka, president and chief executive officer of Global Partners.

As more oil and natural gas is shipped from the Bakken region of North Dakota, industry safety standard becomes increasingly important. MATCOR, a turnkey cathodic protection design and solutions company, provides solutions to protect vital oil and gas infrastructures.

“With every new investment in Bakken’s infrastructure, the importance of cathodic protection becomes more essential,” said Nick Judd, director of field operations for MATCOR.

“Increased capacity of new pipelines creates a vast network that may be vulnerable to rust and deterioration over time. MATCOR’s patented technology represents the highest quality cathodic protections on the market and we strive to keep this expanding region productive and safe today, tomorrow, and in the future.”

MATCOR is a provider of customized cathodic protection systems across infrastructure industries including oil and gas, water, and power. MATCOR leads the industry in cathodic protection services for detection, diagnosis and prevention of corrosion in pipelines.

Summit Announces $300 Million Plan for Bakken Infrastructure,The Bakken Magazine, June 11, 2014.

Legislation Vital for Corrosion Protection of Public Infrastructure

On June 3, the Water Resources Reform and Development Act of 2014 (WWRDA) was presented to President Obama after passing with bi-partisan support through both houses of Congress. Typically, the WWRDA is reauthorized every few years, but this marks the first time the legislation has been passed since 2007. This important legislation will fund infrastructure improvements to public water resources, including the implementation of corrosion protection to water pipes.

The WWRDA will also dramatically increase investment in U.S. public water infrastructure. In states like New Jersey, where the average age of underground water pipes is more than 70 years, this bill will go a long way to prevent the degradation and corrosion of invaluable national assets. The reauthorization will also lead to thousands of stable jobs, helping the long-term health of state economies across the nation.

NACE International, the world’s foremost professional organization in the corrosion control industry, lauded the bill for providing instrumental support and recommendations for the Army Corps of Engineers to advance key corrosion control measures in national infrastructures.

“This legislation provides businesses, Federal agencies, and the American public with clarity that there will be improvements to our waterway infrastructure for the foreseeable future,” said Bob Chalker, Chief Executive Officer of NACE International. “This is an important step forward.”

Cathodic Protection by Corrosion Engineering Experts

As water resources and infrastructure age, they fall at risk to the effects of corrosion. MATCOR, a Pennsylvania-based company specializing in cathodic protection products and corrosion engineering services, said it appreciated the steps taken by Congress to ensure the safety and viability of public pipelines.

“The passage of the Water Resources Reform and Development Act is a great step for public infrastructure in the US,” said Jeff Didas, pipelines practice lead for MATCOR. “In order to maintain the integrity of the public infrastructure in the United States, we must stay vigilant to prevent the constant threat of corrosion and wear.”

“NACE International is a global leader in corrosion prevention and we stand with them in congratulating Congress for passing this monumental piece of bipartisan legislation,” Didas said.

MATCOR provides a full range of corrosion protection services. Our staff of NACE certified specialists are experts in corrosion engineering and cathodic protection products. MATCOR leads the industry in cathodic protection services for detection, diagnosis and prevention of corrosion in pipelines.

Corrosion engineering can provide solutions to handle a full range of corrosion problems and unique situations. MATCOR has a suite of proprietary cathodic protection products and systems. Cathodic protection is a technique used to control the corrosion of a metal surface through the application of electric current.

NACE International Applauds House and Senate Passage of Bipartisan Water Infrastructure Legislation,” press release, May 22, 2014.

MATCOR Joins Fight Against Bullying, Sponsors NOVA’s No Bullying Run

Chalfont, PA – June 3, 2014, MATCOR, Inc., the trusted fullservice provider of proprietary cathodic protection products, systems and corrosion engineering solutions, recently joined the fight against bullying by becoming a Silver Sponsor of the Network of Victim Assistance (NOVA) Second Annual No Bullying Run, scheduled for June 14, 2014 at Doylestown’s Central Park.

Every day, an average of 160,000 American children miss school out of a fear of bullying,according to statistics from the National Education Association.

“We have learned through NOVA’s efforts that bullying among school age children has become a national epidemic. MATCOR believes in supporting the important work of local organizations like NOVA, and we are pleased to sponsor the No Bullying Run,” said Douglas Fastuca, President of MATCOR, Inc.

In addition to supporting NOVA financially, MATCOR encourages employees to get involved with local charities. Heather Davis, MATCOR human resources specialist, serves on NOVA’s Young Advisory Board and helped with planning and fundraising for this year’s No Bullying Run.

The No Bullying Run aims to raise community awareness on the dangers and prevalence of bullying. Proceeds will go towards NOVA’s Prevention Education initiatives to implement bullying prevention and intervention programs in several local schools. The No Bullying Run includes a 5 mile run, 1 mile fun run and various activities geared toward promoting healthy self-esteem and respect. The event will also features live entertainment raffles, silent auction, and other family- and child-friendly activities. Proceeds will benefit NOVA’s Prevention Education initiatives, which deliver schoolage programs on bullying prevention and intervention in local schools. Registration is open through June 9, 2014. To register, please visit NOVA’s No Bullying Run event profile on The cost is $25/person or $20/person in a team of 5 or more for the 5-mile race, which begins at 8:30 a.m. The 1-mile fun run kicks off at 8:00 a.m., and costs $10/person. An awards ceremony and raffle drawings will take place following the conclusion of both races. Participants in the 5 mile run will receive a free tshirt.
For more information, please contact NOVA via email or by calling 215.343.4563.