Sources: Core & Main Inc., St. Louis; CP staff
Underground infrastructure product and services provider Core & Main has acquired the assets of Foster Supply Inc. and R.P. Foster Inc., with Scott Depot, W.V. headquarters, plus two satellite locations or offices each in West Virginia, Kentucky and Tennessee. The businesses specialize in underground precast concrete structures, pipe, drainage materials and related geosynthetics, along with licensed precast Redi-Rock and Verti-Block site elements and retaining walls. Founder Ron R. Foster set up a pipe supply shop in 1981 and began precast concrete production in 1996. The Foster Supply operations significantly extend the precast production footprint for Core & Main, which entered concrete through a late-2021 deal for Pennsylvania-based Catalone Pipe & Supply Co.