Aggregate Industries Pacific Northwest adds Cowden operations

Sources: LafargeHolcim, Chicago; CP staff

LafargeHolcim has acquired the ready mixed concrete and aggregate assets of Cowden Inc. in Bellingham, Wash., consummating the transaction through its Aggregate Industries subsidiary. 

“The acquisition strengthens our presence in this strong growth market while contributing to Aggregate Industries’ overall strategy to expand our range of sustainable construction materials,” says René Thibault, head of North America for ultimate parent Holcim AG.

Founded in 1945, Cowden Inc. has grown to encompass five concrete and sand & gravel production or distribution sites, plus transportation services—stressing customer experience in commercial and residential orders. “We live here, and we work here,” says President Brent Cowden. “We know how important it is for our customers to be able to continue to have a trusted local supplier.”

The business will operate as Cowden, a division of Aggregate Industries Pacific Northwest. More than 100 Cowden team members are included in the transition.

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