Besser Company is proud to kick off 2017 with an exciting acquisition announcement.  The Company has newly acquired all of American Manufacturing Group’s product lines, most notably, their line of premier adjustable box culvert form equipment. Besser President and CEO Kevin Curtis shared, “AMG Patented Adjustable Box Culvert Equipment will strengthen our already extensive product mix. We appreciated the trust that AMG Founder and industry icon, L. Paul Fergeson, has placed in Besser and are thrilled that he is joining the Besser Team to support the product line.”  

“Consistently supplying premier quality equipment to the industry are hallmarks of both Besser and AMG,” commented Paul Fergeson, Besser Company’s new Sales Consultant and Box Culvert Product Specialist. He added, “I’m looking forward to continuing to help producers excel in the marketplace as part of the Besser team.”

Later this month, the Besser manufacturing team will travel to AMG in Jonesboro, Arkansas for hands-on training in the fabrication and assembly of the forms. The forms will ultimately be fabricated at Besser facilities in Iowa and Michigan. Besser/AMG forms can be ordered from Paul and all Besser Sales Representatives.

Additionally, Besser gained an exclusive long-term arrangement with Southern Cast Products (SCP), also located in Jonesboro, to manufacture and supply the Patented Rubber Gasket Box Culvert Joint Rings for future Besser/AMG forms. SCP has manufactured high quality steel castings for AMG for over nine years using their state of the art robotics and CNC machining capabilities.

“Our commitment to the pipe and precast segments of the industry continues to grow. This investment is our latest step to provide the best options for producers,” commented Ryan Suszek, Director of Pipe and Precast.

The acquisition announcement was formally made at the American Concrete Pipe Association’s Short Course and Trade Show’s opening reception last night in Arlington, Texas.  Congratulations echoed through the halls as producers heard the news.   

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About Besser Company

Trusted since 1904, Besser Company is recognized as the leader for quality concrete products equipment and parts for the masonry, hardscape, pipe and precast markets of the industry.  Besser products are designed, manufactured, and wholly supported by a team of talented employees whose passion for concrete is matched only by the customers we serve.  Producers in over 130 countries have selected Besser as their industry partner, confident in our legacy of engineering and manufacturing innovative, high-quality, durable production systems while providing continuous support and training for the concrete products industry. For more information: www.besser.com.

About American Manufacturing Group

Company Founder, L. Paul Fergeson has been involved with ASTM for more than 25 years and was a member of the committee that created the standardized specification for precast box culverts using a rubber gasket seal throughout the United States. Since 2008, AMG has led the market for innovative adjustable box culvert equipment that meets ASTM C1677.