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Core & Main completes acquisition of Granite Water Works

News | December 28, 2023 | By:

Core & Main Inc. has closed its previously announced acquisition of substantially all of the assets of Granite Water Works Inc., a provider of water, wastewater and storm drainage products in Minnesota.

“Granite Water Works has firmly established itself as a trusted partner to contractors and municipalities in its community,” said Jack Schaller, president of Core & Main. “The depth of local market knowledge its team brings makes it a terrific addition to our existing business, and we look forward to welcoming the team into the Core & Main family.”

“The strong local relationships and commitment to dependable service that Granite Water Works will bring to Core & Main will greatly amplify our capabilities and presence in central Minnesota,” added Steve LeClair, chief executive officer of Core & Main.

“For over three decades, our team has dedicated itself to delivering superior products and service to meet the drainage and waterworks needs of customers throughout Minnesota,” said Ed Molitor, owner of Granite Water Works. “As a family-owned business, we feel that our company is a good fit for Core & Main’s culture, and we are excited to join an organization that respects our heritage while offering extensive opportunities for future growth.”

In November, Core & Main also entered into a definitive agreement to acquire substantially all of the assets of Enviroscape ECM, Ltd. and three affiliated entities (collectively, “Enviroscape”), a provider of geosynthetics and erosion control products located in Ohio. Enviroscape, located in Deshler, Ohio, prides itself on quick turnaround time and customer satisfaction. Since its founding in 2003, Enviroscape has supplied a variety of erosion control blankets, including straw, coconut and excelsior, along with straw wattles and fertilizer products for wholesale distribution. These products help to protect slopes, drainage channels, shorelines and job sites.

Based in St. Louis, Core & Main is a leader in advancing reliable infrastructure with local service, nationwide. As a leading specialized distributor with a focus on water, wastewater, storm drainage and fire protection products, and related services, Core & Main provides solutions to municipalities, private water companies and professional contractors across municipal, non-residential and residential end markets, nationwide.

With approximately 320 locations across the U.S., the company provides its customers local expertise backed by a national supply chain. Core & Main’s 4,500 associates are committed to helping their communities thrive with safe and reliable infrastructure. Learn more about Core & Main here.

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