BUSINESS: Core & Main Signs Definitive Agreement To Acquire CES Industrial Piping Supply

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By Daniel Webster, dWeb.News Publisher

ST. LOUIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Core & Main, Inc. (NYSE: CNM) (together with its subsidiaries, “Core & Main”), a leading specialized distributor of water, wastewater, storm drainage and fire protection products, and related services, announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire substantially all of the assets of CES Industrial Piping Supply, a full service provider of HDPE (high-density polyethylene) products and services, based in Kansas City, Missouri.

“A full service provider like CES Industrial Piping aligns to the dependable expertise that we offer in fusible HDPE. This is a growing area for us. Core & Main’s chief executive officer, Steve LeClair said that the Kansas City team offers a one-stop shop to purchase HDPE products, fabricate and install, giving customers confidence when adopting a new product.

Core & Main currently services the Kansas City area from its Blue Springs, Missouri, and Olathe (Kansas) locations. Jack Schaller, president and CEO of Core & Main Waterworks said that Core & Main is excited to increase its HDPE presence in Kansas City. “They are a team you can count on, and the proof is found in the quality and loyalty of customers.

Greg Smith of CES Industrial Piping Supply said that he was proud of all the achievements of his team and CES Industrial Piping Supply. We are delighted that the Core & Main team shares our dedication to creating a family-oriented culture and a commitment to exceeding customer expectations. We are eager to work with the local Core & Main teams to enhance our product and service offering, and gain access to an even broader customer base and larger product portfolio.”

Founded in 1997, CES Industrial Piping Supply offers a full line of HDPE pipe, fittings and fusion machines. This team is available to serve a variety of markets, including industrial, oil and natural gas, water and wastewater, wind energy and landfill, as well as power plants, environmental, and mining.

About Core & Main

Based in St. Louis, Core & Main is a leading specialized distributor of water, wastewater, storm drainage and fire protection products, and related services, to municipalities, private water companies and professional contractors across municipal, non-residential and residential end markets nationwide. With more than 285 locations, the company provides its customers local expertise backed by a national supply chain. Core & Main’s 3,700 associates are committed to helping their communities thrive with safe and sustainable infrastructure. To learn more, visit

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