Frequently Asked Questions

At Penn Aluminum, quality is our number one priority. We’ve invested in state-of-the-art manufacturing equipment to ensure consistency and reliability, and we also maintain a program of continuous improvement, which helped us earn our ISO/IATF 16949 certification. That combination allows us to produce the finest quality aluminum products available anywhere.

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Yes. Every product we manufacture, including our rigid aluminum conduit and aluminum EMT, is proudly made in America’s heartland in Murphysboro, Illinois. We even source our raw aluminum billet from US domestic producers. That’s why all of our conduit products are fully compliant with the Buy American Act.

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Yes. Aluminum conduit is 100% recyclable. In fact, it’s completely sustainable since conduit can be manufactured from recycle aluminum, and all aluminum scrap can also be recycled (and has monetary value).

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Aluminum is a naturally non-corrosive metal. When aluminum oxidizes, a thin layer of protective coating is produced that stops corrosion. When steel oxidizes, it causes rust. That’s why aluminum conduit provides outstanding wiring protection in most applications where water or other corrosive elements are present.

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Definitely. Working with aluminum conduit is far safer than steel conduit because of its significantly lighter weight. So, injuries can be reduced, particularly those resulting from lifting and carrying heavy weight, as well as drop-related injuries. Lifting and carrying less weight also means less fatigue for workers, which is one of the most common causes of injury.

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Yes. That’s because of the lower costs of the aluminum alloy and the aluminum extrusion process, both of which add up to significant product cost savings compared to galvanized steel conduit.

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Absolutely. Because of its lighter weight – 1/3 that of galvanized steel conduit – aluminum conduit helps make installation faster and easier. Aluminum conduit reduces labor requirements and costs because it’s easier to ship and carry, and also because it makes onsite fabrication (cutting, bending and threading) faster and easier. That means projects get done faster with the same amount or even fewer people.

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Penn rigid aluminum conduit is available in standard trade sizes of 1/2″ through 6″. Our aluminum EMT is available in standard trade sizes of 1/2″ through 4″. Our aluminum rigid couplings are available in all of our rigid conduit sizes – trade sizes 1/2″ through 6″.

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Penn rigid aluminum conduit is the most durable type of aluminum conduit, making it a good choice for demanding industrial and heavy commercial electrical raceway applications. Aluminum EMT (Electrical Metallic Tubing) has thinner walls and is lighter weight, offering easy handling and installation in a wide range of commercial applications. Both provide significant advantages over comparable steel conduit products.

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We produce both rigid aluminum conduit and aluminum EMT, plus associated products such as rigid couplings, and soon, rigid and EMT elbows. All provide ideal solutions for electrical raceway.

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