HawkeyePedershaab merges with BFS

The partnership broadens our company’s product lines and geographic reach.

HawkeyePedershaab Concrete Technologies Inc. is pleased to announce its merger with BFS Betonfertigteilesysteme GmbH. Through this partnership with BFS, HawkeyePedershaab will expand its presence in the concrete pipe and manhole machinery segment, and offer new product lines serving the pressure pipe, manhole, pole plant, and block and paver end-markets.

Headquartered in Blaubeuren, Germany, BFS is co-led by industry veterans Daniel Bühler and Klaus Mueller, who will continue with the business.

“BFS has a history of developing and producing high quality prefabricated concrete-production machinery,” stated Daniel Bühler, Managing Director of BFS. “Combining with HawkeyePedershaab greatly enhances the solutions we can offer to our collective customer bases.” Klaus Mueller, Managing Director of BFS, added: “I look forward to combining our two companies’ decades of experience in pursuit of continued innovation and strong customer service to the precast industry.”

“BFS’s products, and diverse customers and applications, strengthen HawkeyePedershaab’s vision of building a leading global supplier of production equipment for the precast concrete industry,” stated Brad Schmidgall, President of HawkeyePedershaab. “Our companies know each other well, and we are honored to be unifying our teams and sharing our people-centric culture.”

Matt Childs Awarded ASTM Litehiser Award

21687126_1936142893314588_1746921714490622304_oThe Robert R. Litehiser Memorial Award is presented to a member of Committee C13 on Concrete Pipe who has performed outstanding work in the field of the committee’s activity.

At the annual ASTM C 13 meeting our V.P. of North American Sales, Matt Childs, was awarded the Litehiser Award! Additionally, long time customer and friend, Bill Washabaugh, owner of Northern Concrete Pipe, won the Heger Award. Congratulations to both Matt Childs and Bill Washabaugh!

Announcing our first ever WHY Award Recipient: Kyle Millizer

Our WHY21316174_1927281580867386_3929347096695042727_o Statement: We Build Lasting Relationships to Unleash Potential and Enrich Lives

At this fall’s company picnic in Mediapolis,  our first ever WHY Award was given to Kyle Millizer, who exemplifies what HawkeyePedershaab stands for. We sat down with Kyle to learn more about him.

When did you start at HP, and what was your first role with the company?

January 2016. CNC Machining.

When you are not at work, what are some of your favorite things to do?

Spend time with my daughter and my wife. Whenever I’m not doing that I’m driving my mustang, working in the garage or playing some video games.

Kyle’s Most fond memory with HP thus far:

Getting to go to St. Louis to be part of the group that came up with our company’s WHY statement. It was just incredible to be a part of something so important and to get to meet and spend time with people from all areas of our company including our Denmark teammates.

 

Congratulations to Kyle on being selected as the first ever WHY Award recipient!

HawkeyePedershaab and New Hampton Metal Fab Join Forces

The two have combined to provide greater solutions to the concrete market.

HawkeyePedershaab Concrete Technologies, Inc. expands its presence in the pre-cast concrete equipment market with the announcement today that it has acquired New Hampton Metal Fabrication Corp. New Hampton Metal Fab marks the first acquisition for HawkeyePedershaab since partnering with BW Forsyth Partners last September.

A market leader in the Pipe and Precast concrete industry, New Hampton Metal Fab designs and manufactures molds for manholes, boxes, pipes and a variety of other specialty forms and equipment. New Hampton Metal Fab is headquartered in New Hampton, IA and is led by Jamie and Nick Wegner who will both remain with the combined company and lead its wet-cast division that will retain the New Hampton Metal Fab name. “We are thrilled to be joining forces with HawkeyePedershaab and to work with such a respected company,” stated Jamie Wegner, President of New Hampton Metal Fab. “Combining our two companies will draw on decades of experience to push the boundaries of innovation and remain focused on delivering outstanding customer service to the industries we serve. Since our beginning, our family has always believed in helping the people that work for our company as well as serving our customers’ needs. We look forward to working alongside the HawkeyePedershaab team and the future that we create together”.

“The addition of New Hampton Metal Fab broadens our reach and offerings to our customers by combining the technology and service leaders in dry-cast and wet-cast machinery and form equipment,” stated Brad Schmidgall, President of HawkeyePedershaab. “We are honored to welcome the New Hampton Metal Fab products and team to HawkeyePedershaab and know our future is bright together”.

BW Forsyth Partners acquired HawkeyePedershaab last September with the goal of building the market leading supplier of equipment and solutions to the pre-cast concrete industry through organic growth and acquisitions. Ryan Gable, HawkeyePedershaab CEO and BW Forsyth Partners Co-Founder stated, “New Hampton Metal Fab is the ideal first acquisition for HawkeyePedershaab as it adds a great team that we know well, complementary products that we can offer our customers and adds another stable and growing product line that will provide further security and opportunities for our team members.”

HawkeyePedershaab promotes Brad Schmidgall to the role of President

He will lead the company’s sales, engineering, and service groups.

HawkeyePedershaab Concrete Technologies, Inc., the leading global manufacturer of capital equipment for the production of concrete pipe and manholes, is proud to announce that Brad Schmidgall has been promoted to the role of President. In this position, he will lead the company’s sales, engineering and service groups, working alongside Ryan Gable, HawkeyePedershaab CEO and BW Forsyth Partners Managing Director, in St. Louis.

Schmidgall joined HawkeyePedershaab 16 years ago. During his tenure, he has worked out of both the Iowa and Denmark offices, and has been an integral part of various departments, including engineering, marketing and sales. He most recently served as the Executive Vice President of Sales.

“Brad’s varied experience and proven success with HawkeyePedershaab, along with his alignment with BW Forsyth Partners’ people-centric vision, makes him the ideal person to fill this role,” said Gable. “We feel very fortunate to promote an internal candidate who knows the business and the team as well as Brad does, and who will be able to offer valuable strategic direction and enrich our customers’ trust.”

BW Forsyth Partners acquired HawkeyePedershaab in September 2016. When working with its operating companies, BW Forsyth Partners takes a long-term partnership approach with the goal to buy and build great companies alongside the talented people who make the business possible.

“I am honored to lead this incredible team and company,” said Schmidgall. “I look forward to advancing a workplace where all our team members around the globe are valued and empowered to exercise their gifts for serving our customers and fellow team members.”