Forterra builds Heartland footprint with Barbour Concrete deal

Sources: Forterra Inc., Irving, Texas; CP staff

Concrete pipe and precast market leader Forterra has acquired the business of Barbour Concrete Co. and Barbour Building Systems, an Independence, Mo. producer of structures for drainage, stormwater management, utility and other infrastructure applications. 

Forterra expects to continue operating as Barbour Concrete and Barbour Building Systems for the foreseeable future. “We expect Barbour will accelerate Forterra’s growth in the precast concrete market and strengthen our position in the growing Kansas City region,” says CEO Karl Watson, Jr. “This will position us well to continue growing our business in the surrounding area as well, specifically the Greater Omaha market.” 

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