ISCO Industries said its Canadian subsidiary has completed the acquisition of polyethylene pipe fusion specialists A.H. McElroy Sales and Service and will operate the combined business as ISCO-A.H. McElroy.
Founded in 1979, A.H. McElroy is widely recognized for the quality of their fusion training programs and maintains the largest inventory of parts, equipment and rental fleet throughout Canada, ISCO said.
“A.H. McElroy was the first company to introduce McElroy pipe fusion equipment in Canada, and their market leadership continues today. They have conducted more fusion training sessions than any other company in Canada,” said Richard Butler, who will serve as General Manager of ISCO-A.H. McElroy. “This is an important part of our plan to expand our presence and product availability throughout Canada.”
Ian Powell, principal of A.H. McElroy, said numerous firms had expressed interest in potentially buying the company in the past.
“This is the first time we were approached by a company whose values and philosophy melded so seamlessly with ours,” Powell said. “Both ISCO and A.H. McElroy strongly believe that service and training are the most successful avenue for the advancement of the polyethylene pipe industry.”
“I have known the people of A.H. McElroy for 25 years,” said Jimmy Kirchdorfer, CEO of ISCO. “I have a great deal of respect for the company they have built. The additional people, fusion equipment and locations that they are bringing will allow us to better serve our customers throughout all of North America.”
Since 1962, Louisville, Ky.-based ISCO Industries has offered a wide variety of HDPE pipe and piping materials. It provides custom piping fabrication solutions for applications in a range of industries and also rents, services and sells McElroy fusion equipment. ISCO has more than 35 locations in North America.