Creative Pultrusions, Inc. Acquires Composite Advantage

October 5, 2018

Creative Pultrusions, Inc. (CPI), a leading pultrusions manufacturer, is pleased to announce its successful acquisition of Composite Advantage (CA) on October 5, 2018. Composite Advantage will be a division under CPI, a subsidiary of Hill & Smith Holdings PLC.


Composite Advantage is an engineered solutions supplier of innovative Fiber Reinforced Polymer (FRP) products for major infrastructure markets. CA’s unique infusion technology combines progressive designs with the capability to mold large parts, perform on-site assembly, and support customer installations.  


Since 2005, CA has developed lightweight, high-strength, cost-effective, FRP goods for structurally demanding applications and corrosive environments. CA offers a comprehensive menu of products ranging from bridge decks, trail bridges, cantilever sidewalks, and rail platforms to fender protection systems, pilings, naval ship separators, and other waterfront structures.


“For more than a decade, we have helped to build industry adoption of FRP composite products in infrastructure, waterfront, and rail applications,” says Scott Reeve, president of Composite Advantage. “Teaming with Creative Pultrusions Inc. and the Hill and Smith composite groups allows us to expand the way we serve our customers. With the wider range of products within the composite groups, we will deliver even more valuable system solutions for our customers. We will also have the resources to further the growth of CA and expand FRP applications in our current markets. A larger sales network and presence gives us the tools to educate new market spaces about the advantages of FRP. Our team is excited about the opportunity to work with the composite groups and to make a bigger impact in communities with FRP composites.”


Shane E. Weyant, CEO/President of CPI, commented, “We are pleased to announce this acquisition and welcome CA into our expanding composite groups. CA’s products, combined with their advanced infusion manufacturing technology, will be greatly beneficial to our composite groups. We commend Scott, Andy, and the CA Team for their dedication and their success in expanding CA. We want to continue our aggressive development of composite products and solutions. We are excited about the future of our composite groups as we strategically position our business units to expand the composite marketplace.”


Established in 1973, Creative Pultrusions is located in Alum Bank, Pennsylvania, and is a subsidiary of Hill & Smith Holdings PLC, an international group with leading positions in the design, manufacture and supply of infrastructure products and galvanizing services to global markets. It serves its customers from facilities principally in Australia, France, India, Norway, Sweden, UK and the USA. Headquartered in the UK and quoted on the London Stock Exchange (LSE: HILS.L), Hill & Smith Holdings PLC employs some 4,400 staff, principally in 7 countries.
 

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