St. Louis-based Core & Main LP, a leading specialized distributor of water, wastewater, storm drainage, fire protection products, and related services, announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire substantially all the assets of L & M Bag & Supply Co. Inc., and certain of its affiliates. The acquisition will mark Core & Main’s 13th transaction since becoming an independent company in August 2017.
“L & M is an exceptional company with a strong history in geotextiles and geosynthetics, and a well-developed erosion control materials manufacturing operation,” says Steve LeClair, CEO of Core & Main. “This strategic opportunity will allow us to enhance Core & Main’s erosion control expertise to further serve our customers nationwide.”
Headquartered in Willacoochee, Ga., L & M Bag & Supply Co. Inc. is a specialized supplier of geotextile fabrics and geogrids, as well as silt fences, turbidity curtains and safety fences, weed control fabric, and sod staples. Founded in 1992, L & M also manufactures a variety of blanket and wattle products through U.S. Erosion Control Products Inc., an entity included in the transaction. These products assist in minimizing soil runoff at construction sites.
“Over the past three decades, we have built L & M into one of the nation’s leading suppliers in erosion control products,” says Quentin McMillan, CEO of L & M Bag & Supply Co. Inc. “By combining forces with Core & Main, we will have a larger reach for our products, enhance Core & Main’s geotextile and erosion control product lines, and provide our dedicated team with greater developmental opportunities in a larger organization.”