Midwest pipe extruder Bristolpipe Corp. has invaded the southern United States for the second time in two years, this time acquiring Pioneer International Inc. of Greensboro, Ga.
Terms of the deal, announced Feb. 15, were not disclosed, said Richard Blake, a public relations representative for R.C. Blake and Associates, which represents the Bristol, Ind.-based Bristolpipe.
Bristolpipe extrudes PVC, ABS and chlorinated PVC pipe products for the plumbing, water and sewer, and telephone conduit industries, and is owned by Heywood Williams Group plc of Huddersfield, England. Bristolpipe's first venture into the South came in 1997 when it bought Columbia Plastics Inc. of Columbia, Tenn.
Though Columbia extruded many of the same products as Bristolpipe, the purchasing company said the buyout would enable it to expand its customer base and market share in the South.
Once again, Bristolpipe will see those same advantages by acquiring Pioneer, which extrudes PVC and ABS piping products for use in utilities, plumbing, manufactured housing and recreation vehicles in the wholesale and retail sector, Blake said.
Sales figures were unavailable.