MEDIAPOLIS, Iowa – May 15, 2018 — HawkeyePedershaab Concrete Technologies Inc. is pleased to announce its acquisition of CAM Sales, Inc. CAM Sales is the leading manufacturer of pre-fabricated shear steel stirrup assemblies for concrete pipe, box culverts and other concrete structures. CAM is also a leading manufacturer of reinforcement accessories and provider of precast concrete production equipment in North America. This acquisition allows HawkeyePedershaab to expand its range of product offerings to the concrete industry. Headquartered in Ludington, Michigan, CAM Sales is led by James Wright, who will continue with the business. “We are pleased to partner with HawkeyePedershaab, who is committed to providing continued support to our customers and enhancing all aspects of our business. We are confident that our strong brand and reputation, combined with the scale of the HawkeyePedershaab platform, will allow us to further establish CAM as the premier manufacturer of reinforcement accessories for the concrete industry,” stated James Wright, President of CAM Sales. BW Forsyth Partners acquired HawkeyePedershaab in September 2016, with the goal of building the market-leading supplier of equipment and solutions for the precast concrete industry through organic growth and acquisitions. Brad Schmidgall, HawkeyePedershaab President stated, “CAM Sales brings a highly regarded brand of products that are both complementary and a natural extension to our current offerings and allows us to continue to execute on our strategic vision to further enhance our ability to provide a broader set of capabilities to meet our customers’ needs.”
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.”
The 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!
Our WHY 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!
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.”