NEW YORK L.B. Foster Co. has acquired pipe-coating and services company Ball Winch Pipeline Services LLC after recently posting a positive outlook for the energy market.
Willis, Texas-based Ball Winch, which will become part of L.B. Fosters tubular products group, applies specialty pipe coatings and provides field services for the oil and gas, mining, water and waste water industries. It also has a strong presence in custom pipe coating for in-service replacement and new construction.
Pittsburgh-based L.B. Foster, which recently said it was bullish on the energy market (amm.com, Nov. 6), could not be reached for comment.