Composite Repair Manufacturer Acquires Infrastructure Solutions Company

ClockSpring|NRI (Houston, Texas, USA), a leading manufacturer of innovative and engineered products for the repair and rehabilitation of global critical infrastructure, acquired Milliken Infrastructure Solutions, LLC, previously a subsidiary of Milliken & Company (Spartanburg, South Carolina, USA).

With the acquisition, ClockSpring|NRI says it is expanding its line of superior composite solutions for industrial process and transmission pipelines and adding new, pioneering technologies for water and wastewater infrastructure restoration.

“This acquisition expands [our] ability to address complex integrity issues,” says CEO Matthew Boucher. “Our combined engineering expertise and complementary product lines enable us to offer the most comprehensive suite of products and services for the safe and sustainable repair, maintenance, and construction of critical infrastructure.”

With this acquisition, the ClockSpring|NRI solutions portfolio now includes GeoSpray, a high-performance spray-on geopolymer mortar lining that provides trenchless pipe rehabilitation and structural strengthening for sewer, water, and wastewater lines; Concrete Cloth, the “concrete on a roll” flexible concrete-impregnated fabric designed for berm and secondary containment and erosion control; the Atlas carbon fiber system for pipeline repairs that require strain reduction due to dynamic loading conditions; and the RenewWrap fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) strengthening systems for civil repair applications, as well as other complementary repair technologies.

Atlas and RenewWrap are among the products that will be integrated into the company’s composites division. ClockSpring|NRI also plans to create a new concrete solutions division led by John Hepfinger, who previously served as global market director for Milliken Infrastructure Solutions and has nearly 30 years of experience. John will report directly to Boucher as a member of the company’s leadership team.

“Milliken Infrastructure Solutions has grown tremendously over the last few years as customers have increasingly adopted these differentiated products that solve relevant infrastructure rehabilitation challenges,” says Alex Kim, executive vice president of corporate strategy and development for Milliken & Company. “With their global scale and focus on infrastructure, we believe that ClockSpring|NRI will be able to accelerate the growth and achieve the full potential of this business.”

ClockSpring|NRI describes itself as a manufacturer and provider of high-performance critical infrastructure construction and repair products and associated engineering support and training services. The company’s solutions are used to construct, maintain, and rehabilitate pipelines, natural gas distribution lines, high-consequence industrial pipework, and civil structures. Overall, the group’s composite pipe repair systems and inline insertion valves are used in more than 75 countries around the world.

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