SHAKOPEE, MN, MARCH 10, 2023 — Twin Cities Business (TCB) magazine recently honored Cherne Industries with a 2023 Manufacturing Excellence Award for growth and innovation. Part of the Oatey Co. family of companies, Cherne Industries is the industry-leading manufacturer of test plugs and testing equipment for residential, commercial, industrial and municipal piping systems.
Cherne Expands Line of Robotically Manufactured I-Series Test Plugs to Include 24”-60” Plug
The 24”-60” plugs are the largest in the I-Series line, featuring the safety and durability of innovative robotic technology
SHAKOPEE, MN, March 1, 2023 — Cherne Industries, part of the Oatey Co. family of companies, today announced the addition of 24”-60” test plugs 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.
Cherne Launches Heavy Duty Poly Lift Line with Added Strength and Durability
Featuring a heavy-duty spiral wrap, stainless-steel hardware and fittings, and zinc-plated steel hooks, the new lift line can perform in even the harshest of environments
SHAKOPEE, MN, FEBRUARY 16, 2023 — Cherne Industries, part of the Oatey Co. family of companies, today introduced its Heavy Duty Poly Lift Line, engineered to outlast the harshest environments as pipe plugs are inflated or deflated.
Cherne Introduces the World’s Largest Test Ball
At 850 pounds and 152 inches long, the 72-120 in. Test-Ball® Plug features best-in-class design to ensure optimal performance and safety
SHAKOPEE, MN, FEBRUARY 14, 2023 — Cherne Industries, part of the Oatey Co. family of companies, today introduced its 72-120 inch Test-Ball® Plug. The world’s largest test ball, it blocks flow in the biggest pipes in sanitary and storm sewer systems, up to 120 in. The plug is the latest addition to Cherne’s comprehensive, market-leading catalog of pipe plug, blocking and testing products.
Cherne Launches Line of Easy-to-Use Disc Seals, Featuring Excellent Sealing Range and Convenient Installation
Cherne’s Disc Seals are made with lightweight aluminum and include field-replaceable double bladders for a leakproof seal.
SHAKOPEE, MN, JANUARY 10, 2023 — Cherne Industries, part of the Oatey Co. family of companies, recently launched a line of Disc Seal plugs, designed to block flow or provide bypass flow in underground pipes with low backpressure. Used for pipe construction, rehabilitation, cleaning and testing, the plugs can be separated into two halves to fit through any manhole effortlessly.
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, CherneInd.com — 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, 2021 — Cherne 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.
Cherne Introduces Residential Plumbing Smoke Blower, Using Long-Lasting, Dense Smoke to Provide Fast and Easy Leak Detection
CLEVELAND, SEPTEMBER 9, 2020 — Cherne®, a part of the Oatey family of brands, today announced the launch of its Residential Plumbing Smoke Blower, which enables fast and easy leak detection through its exceptional engine performance and long-lasting, dense smoke.
Cherne Launches Mechanical Cleanout Plugs to Simplify High-Pressure DWV Testing with No Tools Required
CLEVELAND, JULY 29, 2020 — Cherne®, a part of the Oatey family of brands, today announced the launch of its Mechanical Cleanout Plugs, whose durable, effective and easy-to-use features make it simple to test a DWV system.