Aggregate Industries acquires Cowden assets

By |  January 4, 2022

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Aggregate Industries (AI), a subsidiary of LafargeHolcim in the United States, acquired the ready-mixed concrete and aggregate assets of Cowden, a supplier in Washington state.

Cowden was established in 1945, operating in the area of Bellingham, Washington, with two ready-mix plants, eight aggregate facilities and a hauling fleet. Cowden supplies large commercial and small residential projects, LafargeHolcim says.

“This acquisition strengthens our presence in this strong growth market while contributing to AI’s overall strategy to expand our range of sustainable construction materials,” says René Thibault, head of North America at Holcim.

More than 100 Cowden employees will join Aggregate Industries.

“We live here, and we work here,” says Brent Cowden, president of Cowden. “We know how important it is for our customers to be able to continue to have a trusted local supplier.”

“We are happy to welcome these professionals to our team,” Thibault says. “Collaboration and innovation are a key part of our culture.”

The organization will operate as Cowden, a division of Aggregate Industries Pacific Northwest, and will become a member of the LafargeHolcim family of companies in the U.S. LafargeHolcim in the United States is part of Holcim.

Kevin Yanik

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