Northwest Pipe Investing in Utah’s Precast Concrete Market
$18 Million investment in capital improvements expands capacity and automation at Geneva Pipe and Precast plants
In addition to Northwest Pipe’s October 2021 investment in ParkUSA, which added three Texas manufacturing facilities in Houston, Dallas, and San Antonio, we’re solidifying our commitment to the precast market with over $18 million in new capital improvement projects at our Geneva Pipe and Precast plants. With three locations in Utah, the Geneva plants service the Intermountain West region’s precast concrete market.
Recent capital investments include a new batch plant at our St. George, Utah, facility and replacing a concrete mixer and controls at our Salt Lake City facility. We’re currently negotiating with major suppliers to purchase a new automated concrete pipe machine with associated concrete batching and mixing equipment. The new state-of-the-art pipe equipment will increase capacity to meet the growing market demand for reinforced concrete pipe (RCP), as well as increase capacity for other concrete products.
“Our precast concrete business continues to gain strength and our order books are currently at all-time high levels,” states Scott Montross, President and CEO of Northwest Pipe Company. “Over the past few years, one of our primary focuses has been to grow through diversification into the precast concrete market, which led to the acquisition of Geneva. With the recently announced acquisition of ParkUSA, we are well-positioned for future growth, which is supported by the growing infrastructure needs in the United States.”
Geneva Pipe and Precast manufactures RCP, utility, stormwater, and sanitary sewer solutions and recently began producing the Perfect Pipe and Perfect Lined Manhole System. The innovative lined sanitary sewer products combine the strength of concrete with the corrosion protection of an anchored HDPE/FRP liner, extending the system’s life by protecting against microbial-induced corrosion when exposed to municipal and industrial wastewater.