Contech Construction Products Inc. has signed a strategic agreement with JM Eagle that will provide Contech with corrugated polyethylene pipe, allowing it more flexibility in future projects.
Contech, based in West Chester, is a large construction company working on government and commercial projects. It has its own PVC, steel-reinforced PE and metal pipe production. Now, with the agreement with Los Angeles-based JM Eagle, Contech will round out its portfolio, a spokeswoman said.
The value of gaining access to these products enhances the product line we offer our customers and further positions Contech as a market leader in the drainage industry, said Ron Keating, president and CEO, in an Aug. 13 news release.
JM Eagle introduced the corrugated PE pipe last year as federal stimulus dollars began to enter the U.S. market, helping to fund a variety of water infrastructure improvement projects.
Contech will use corrugated PE for gravity-flow drainage applications such as storm sewers and culverts, with both single and double systems ranging from 4-60 inches in diameter.
JM Eagle is North America's largest pipe extruder, with estimated 2009 sales of $1.58 billion, according to Plastics News' recent sales-based ranking.