Source: Northwest Pipe Co., Vancouver, Wash.
Northwest Pipe, a major player in engineered pipeline systems for water infrastructure, is solidifying its concrete market commitment with more than $18 million in capital improvement projects for Utah-based Geneva Pipe and Precast Co. It recently invested in a new batch plant, mixer and controls package between Geneva’s St. George and Salt Lake City operations, and is negotiating with major suppliers to equip a new automated concrete pipe and drainage structures facility.
“Our precast concrete business continues to gain strength and our order books are currently at all time high levels,” says Northwest Pipe CEO Scott Montross. “Over the past few years, one of our primary focuses has been to grow through diversification into the precast concrete market, which led to the acquisition of Geneva. We are well positioned for future growth, supported by infrastructure needs in the United States.”
In addition to reinforced concrete pipe, utility, stormwater, and sanitary sewer solutions, Geneva recently started producing sanitary sewer structures with Perfect-branded lining, protecting the concrete from microbial induced corrosion when exposed to municipal and industrial wastewater. The capital expenditure commitments for Geneva Pipe follow Northwest Pipe’s October 2021 acquisition of Houston-based Park Environmental Equipment, which produces water supply and water pollution control components and systems.
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