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Core & Main completes acquisition of ACF West

News | April 18, 2024 | By:

Core & Main Inc. has closed on its previously announced acquisition of NW Geosynthetics Inc., doing business as ACF West Inc. ACF West is a leading distributor of geosynthetic materials and provider of soil stabilization solutions with six locations across Oregon, Washington, Idaho and Utah.

“We are excited to grow our geosynthetics footprint across the western United States through the addition of ACF West. Together with their talented team, we will extend our distribution reach and enhance our geosynthetic product and service offerings throughout the region,” said Steve LeClair, chief executive officer of Core & Main. “Additionally, their expertise in engineered solutions will enable us to provide our customers with access to a wider range of capabilities.”

Headquartered in the Pacific Northwest, the ACF West team has offered their municipality, contractor and DOT customers solutions for geosynthetics, erosion control, stormwater management and terrain stabilization for over three decades.

“ACF West is a highly trusted geosynthetic material distributor with a longstanding and loyal customer base,” said Brad Cowles, president of Core & Main. “We believe that ACF West’s product and service offerings are an excellent complement to our existing business, and we look forward to welcoming them into the Core & Main family.”

“I am extremely proud of this company that my late husband Dick and I built together,” said Susan Schmidt, president of ACF West. “He was a pioneer in the geosynthetics industry, and we are genuinely excited to partner with Core & Main, a forward-thinking company that shares our commitment to superior service, employee well-being and innovation. I feel confident this new chapter as part of Core & Main will honor the legacy established by Dick and our family and will provide meaningful opportunities for the growth and development of our team members as we continue building on the company’s success well into the future.”

Core & Main has also entered into a definitive agreement to acquire substantially all of the assets of EGW Utilities, Inc. (EGW), a distributor of quality products and services to underground utility contractors and municipalities, based in Texas.

“With the acquisition of EGW, we are excited to expand our product offering and service capabilities in the underground utility industry,” LeClair added. “Their team brings a wealth of knowledge and technical expertise and will be a wonderful complement to our existing business in this area.”

Located in Carrollton, Texas, EGW has provided reliable underground utility infrastructure products and services since 2001. Their commitment to delivering exceptional solutions and maintaining strong customer relationships has enabled them to consistently provide their customers with the resources and support needed to complete their projects successfully.

“EGW is a solid strategic and cultural fit for us, with a team that has deep understanding and experience in the underground utility market,” Cowles added. “By bringing our two teams together we’ll establish increased capacity and create exciting growth opportunities for their team members, while providing added value for our customers. We look forward to welcoming the EGW team into the Core & Main family.”

“Our team has been providing innovative solutions to our customers for more than 20 years,” said Phil Wiegers, founder and CEO of EGW. “We are successful because we are committed to doing the right thing and delivering high-quality products and superior service with the utmost integrity. These are values we share with Core & Main, and that played a big role in our decision to join forces. The dedication Core & Main shows to its employees and customers gives me confidence that our future is in good hands, and I’m truly energized about all the great things we can achieve together.”

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 more than 350 locations across the U.S., the company provides its customers local expertise backed by a national supply chain. Core & Main’s nearly 5,500 associates are committed to helping their communities thrive with safe and reliable infrastructure. Learn more about Core & Main here.  

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