Lecuyer leverages flexibility of new systems to meet unique demands of local concrete pipe market

When HawkeyePedershaab’s Brad Schmidgall received the confirmation call from the Lecuyer Group of Saint-Rémi, Quebec, in the fall of 2009 confirming that Lecuyer was ready to pull the trigger on the construction of a state-of-art automated concrete reinforced pipe (CRP) plant, he was not surprised. “We had been in discussions with the owner and CEO of Lecuyer Group, Maurice Lecuyer, and the President, Antonio Tavares, since 2007,” explains Schmidgall, HawkeyePedershaab Vice President of Sales for North America. “Long before that, we spoke with them at the Bauma show in Germany and elsewhere. They were very careful in researching the market and waiting for the right combination of factors to align themselves before making a commitment. That was smart and the results speak for themselves.”