The Inland Pipe Story - Alberta
The roots of Inland Pipe stretch back over 100 years ago when four local construction companies came together to become one large company known as Consolidated Concrete. Consolidated stood out among local construction companies for having divisions which dealt with all aspects of concrete construction including aggregate supply, cement, pumping, placing and finishing, block, and pipe manufacturing.
Consolidated Concrete existed until 1982, when another large contractor joined and the company became known as Genstar. A decade later in 1992 the construction portion of the company split away and the pipe material supply division became known as Hydropipe Systems. The name would change again in 1996 as the company became Inland Pipe Limited.
The Inland Pipe Story - Winnipeg
Inland Pipe is one of many eras of our company’s history. The company existing today was built through growth, acquisition, and business expansion. Now, we’re an industry leader in concrete pipe design and production.
The roots of Inland Pipe in Winnipeg stretch back to the 1960’s. Preco was a small, family-operated distributor of building products. In the early 1970’s, British America Construction Materials (BACM) purchased Preco. BACM remained in existence until 1982, when another large contractor joined and the company became known as Genstar. In the late 1980’s, Genstar was acquired by the Belgian cement company CBR. A decade later in 1992 the construction portion of the company split away and the pipe material supply division became known as Hydropipe Systems. The name would change again in 1996 as the company became Inland Pipe Limited.
In the 1990’s and 2000’s, the HeidelbergCement Group in Germany instigated a series of company mergers and acquisitions, resulting in ownership of both Lehigh and Hanson in North America. Inland Pipe became part of Lehigh Hanson Materials Limited in 2009, and by extension a part of HeidelbergCement Group.
HeidelbergCement is the global market leader in aggregates and a prominent player in the fields of cement, concrete and other downstream activities, making it one of the world’s largest manufacturers of building materials. The company employs some 52,000 people at 2,500 locations in more than 40 countries.
Inland Pipe and our sister companies Ocean Pipe (British Columbia) and Hanson Pipe and Precast (Ontario & Quebec) combine to form the largest producer of concrete pipe and manholes in Canada. Our automated Spyhill facility in Calgary, Alberta is the most advanced precast drainage facility in North America.