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Aegion Acquires Portland Utilities Construction Co.

St. Louis-based Aegion Corp. is growing its footprint in the Southeast and Texas with its acquisition of Portland Utilities Construction Company LLC, a preferred underground utility contractor in that region.

Portland Utilities Construction Co. (PUCC) plans to operate under its current company name in the near term.

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Founded in 1991 by Ernie Woodcock, PUCC found its niche in the trenchless pipe rehabilitation industry by pioneering and promoting the pipe bursting method of pipe replacement in Tennessee and its seven border states. In 1995, Ernie’s son, Mike Woodcock, began working at PUCC. Today, PUCC is one of the premier contractors in trenchless pipe rehabilitation servicing municipal clients across the Southeast and Texas.

“The addition of Portland Utilities bolsters our ability to deliver additional specialized services to customers in Tennessee and beyond,” said Rob Tullman, president and CEO, Aegion. “We value PUCC’s legacy in the industry and are excited to leverage their capabilities and grow together.”

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PUCC facilities and employees will remain in place, including vice president Mike Woodcock and controller John Keck, who will continue to lead the organization for the foreseeable future.

“Our employees, past and present, are responsible for all our success at PUCC. Because of them, our customers have trusted the PUCC name for more than three decades,” said Ernie Woodcock, president, Portland Utilities Construction Co. “I thank them as we start a new chapter with Aegion and continue to deliver the highest quality service with additional resources and support.”

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SOURCE – Aegion