Sources: Meadow Burke LLC, Tampa, Fla.; CP staff
Major concrete accessories and hardware player Meadow Burke has acquired Boone, Iowa-based Thermomass, which offers patent-protected insulation systems for precast, tilt-up and cast-in-place walls. The deal extends a portfolio Meadow Burke expanded earlier this summer by acquiring Bowco Industries, a utility and underground-precast accessory specialist.
Thermomass engineers fiber-composite connectors and rigid insulation board for composite and non-composite wall systems, accounting for exterior and interior temperature differences while curtailing
energy efficiency-lowering thermal bridges. Since a 1980 debut, the Thermomass System NC—proprietary connectors and extruded polystyrene or polyisocyanurate board—has been specified for cast-in-place and precast projects representing 100 million-plus square feet of wall area.
“In addition to strengthening [our] product offering for manufacturers of sandwich wall panels, Thermomass will serve as a platform for future growth in composite connection systems,” says Meadow Burke President Jan Olsen. “This acquisition demonstrates our commitment to leading the way in bringing best-in-class, innovative concrete accessories to market.”
“The combination of capabilities
between our two companies will provide significant opportunities for our respective businesses, customers and employees,” adds Thermomass President Tom Stecker, who will continue to lead an existing management team.