(Houston) – Clock Spring Company, Inc. (Clock Spring), the world’s leading manufacturer of highly innovative and engineered products for the repair and rehabilitation of pipe-based critical infrastructure, announces that AVT, a Clock Spring Company, has won an innovation award for its patented EZ Valve™ at the 17th Annual Chicago Innovation Awards.

Award winners were announced at an event held at Chicago’s Harris Theater on Monday, October 29, 2018, with nearly 1,500 business and civic leaders and supporters of innovation in attendance. The Chicago Innovation Awards is the Chicago region’s foremost recognition of the most innovative products and services brought to market each year.

“The AVT EZ Valve™ helps make people’s lives better and businesses more productive because utilities can insert valves and make repairs without shutting down service or incurring the cost of expensive workarounds,” says Clock Spring CEO and President Matt Boucher. “We’re proud that the Chicago Innovation Awards recognizes the transformation we are enabling for maintaining the reliability of critical infrastructure.”

Ranked among the industry’s most innovative solutions, AVT’s award-winning EZ Valve™ features a built-in isolation gate that allows the valve to be installed under pressure on water and gas distribution lines. AVT products are safe and easy to install for emergency line repair and in ongoing maintenance operations, maintaining water and gas pipeline integrity throughout the installation. The company’s in-house engineering team has developed pioneering equipment that includes valve insertion tools, tapping machines, and a mechanical in-line stopper system for repairing and reinforcing vital pipelines.

The AVT EZ Valve™ is part of the Clock Spring family of products, which includes a range of solutions for repairing and maintaining critical infrastructure. Like all Clock Spring products, it is easy to install, cost-effective to deploy, and durable for decades.

About Clock Spring

Clock Spring simplifies asset stewardship and helps drive global economies by providing safe, sustainable solutions for maintenance and emergency repair of critical infrastructure, including oil, gas, product, and water pipelines, natural gas distribution lines, and high-consequence industrial pipe works. Our composite pipe repair and inline insertion valves have been deployed in 75 countries by installers trained and certified by Clock Spring. Clock Spring solutions include the innovative Snap Wrap, Contour, and DiamondWrap® composite products, the award-winning EZ Valve™ for water and gas lines. All Clock Spring products are easy to install, cost-effective to deploy, and durable for decades. www.clockspring.com