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Atkore International Adds Calpipe Industries to Its Growing Stable of Conduit Brands

Oct. 6, 2017
Atkore’s brands include AFC Cable Systems, Allied Tube & Conduit, Cope cable tray, Eastern Wire & Conduit, Kaf-Tech, Power-strut and the recently acquired Flexicon, as well as Atkore electrical raceway.

Atkore International Group Inc., Harvey, IL, has acquired Calpipe Industries, LLC., adding electrical conduit systems for corrosive environments and security bollards for high security, access control and architectural environments to its stable of electrical brands.

“We’re excited to have Calpipe join the Atkore family and provide enhancements to our product portfolio with stainless steel and PVC coated conduit systems that provide superior corrosion protection,” Bill Waltz, group president-Electrical Raceway at Atkore, said in a release.

Adding Calpipe will boost Atkore’s electrical revenues by approximately $70 million, said the Atkore release.

Dan Markus, CEO, founded Calpipe Industries in 1986. The company expanded in 1998 to offer stainless steel conduit and fittings under the Calbrite brand and galvanized pipe and fittings under the Calconduit brand, then added security bollards for protection of electrical boxes and pedestrian safety in 2001. Calpipe acquired American Iron & Nipple in 2002, allowing it to expand production capacity. In the mid-2000s the company expanded to international markets, setting up direct-ship relationships in Taiwan, Brazil, Dubai and Australia. It added PVC-coated conduit and fittings in 2011, introduced under the name Calbond. Last year it opened a new 85,000 sq ft headquarters and regional distribution center in Hobart, IN.

Atkore’s release said Dan Markus will stay on as a strategic advisor and Gary Lessing will continue as president of Calpipe Industries.

Atkore’s brands include AFC Cable Systems, Allied Tube & Conduit, Cope cable tray, Eastern Wire & Conduit, Kaf-Tech, Power-strut and the recently acquired Flexicon, as well as Atkore electrical raceway.