Mueller Water Products said its U.S. Pipe and Foundry division intends to close its ductile iron pipe manufacturing operations in Burlington, NJ, by February 2008. The Burlington facility will continue to be used as a full-service distribution center for customers in the Northeast. Discontinuing this manufacturing is part of U.S. Pipe’s efforts to reconfigure its operations to remain competitive and increase margins. Production will be transferred from Burlington to other U.S. Pipe facilities.