Cherne Industries expands line of robotically manufactured I-Series Test Plugs to include larger sizes

Test plugs sized up to 48” are now available, featuring the safety and durability of the innovative I-Series technology

SHAKOPEE, MN, OCTOBER 13, 2021 — Cherne Industries, part of the Oatey Co. family of companies, today announced the addition of larger test plug sizes within its I-Series line of Test-Ball®, Muni-Ball® and Air-Loc® pipe plugs. I-Series plugs are built using an innovative robotic manufacturing system that delivers industry-leading quality, consistency and durability. The new I-Series Test-Ball®, Muni-Ball® and Air-Loc® plugs are available as large as 24-48”.


Cherne Industries unveils new website with robust content and navigation features

The website is designed to best support customer needs, optimizing user-experience and convenience.

SHAKOPEE, MN, JULY 28, 2021 — Cherne Industries (Cherne), the industry-leading manufacturer of pipe plugs and testing equipment and part of the Oatey Co. family of companies, has launched its new website, — a robust, easy-to-use hub for Cherne product information, customer support and helpful application resources.


Cherne relocates headquarters and manufacturing to state-of-the-art, 130,000-square-foot production facility in Shakopee, Minnesota

SHAKOPEE, MN, JULY 15, 2021Cherne Industries, part of the Oatey Co. family of brands, recently completed a historic move of its headquarters and manufacturing operations — its first in more than 60 years — to a newly constructed, 130,000-square-foot facility located in Shakopee, MN, situated 25 miles southwest of downtown Minneapolis.