Armtec LP has made a multi-million-dollar investment to offer large-diameter high density polyethylene pipe for storm sewer applications across Canada.
Production, testing and laboratory equipment have been purchased to produce flexible pipe with bell and gasket joints that will be certified as meeting CSA standards. The pipe will be marketed under the trademarked name BOSS 3000.
“With large-diameter HDPE pipe in our portfolio, Armtec will be able to offer the market better alternatives for storm sewer pipe, delivering to its customers the best value for their tax dollars compared to traditional municipal storm sewer pipe materials,” Dawn Nigro, president of Armtec's drainage solutions business unit, said in a news release.
The investment comes on the heels of Concord-based Armtec recently spending $8 million for equipment to manufacture HDPE pipe for the Ontario and Quebec agricultural markets.
Armtec intends to pursue other “growth and improvement projects,” added President and CEO Mark Anderson.
An affiliate of Brookfield Asset Management, Armtec manufactures a wide range of infrastructure products and engineering services for agricultural drainage, commercial building, residential construction and natural resources. The company operates two business units for drainage solutions, which includes small bridge structures, and precast concrete solutions, which offers systems for everything from steps to parking garages and sports venues.
With estimated sales of $50 million, Armtec ranks 59th among North American pipe, profile and tubing producers, according to Plastics News.