Holcim Completes Acquisition in the US Pacific Northwest Region
January 31, 2022 — Jan Jenisch, CEO: “This acquisition is another step in our ‘Strategy 2025 – Accelerating Green Growth’ to become the global leader in innovative and sustainable building solutions. We warmly welcome the more than 100 Cowden employees to join the Holcim family. With Cowden and its strong local roots we will strengthen our presence in this growing market and contribute to Holcim’s overall strategy to expand our range of low-carbon products and solutions.”
Since 1945, Cowden Inc. has been a trusted building partner in the Bellingham area, growing in the region to include two ready-mix concrete plants, eight aggregate facilities and a hauling fleet. The organization will operate as Cowden, a division of Aggregate Industries Pacific Northwest, and will become a member of Holcim US.
Holcim is the leading global building materials and solutions company. It has four businesses: cement, aggregates and ready-mix concrete as well as advanced solutions and products that include precast concrete, asphalt and mortar. With its broad portfolio Holcim solves the toughest challenges facing masons, builders, architects and engineers, bringing industry-leading innovations and services to customers challenged by urbanization, population growth and the demand for sustainability. Headquartered in Switzerland and with leading positions in all regions, Holcim employs approximately 80,000 employees in around 80 countries and has a portfolio that is equally balanced between developing and mature markets.
In the United States, Holcim companies include close to 350 sites in 43 states and employ 7,000 people. Our customers rely on us to help them design and build better communities with innovative solutions that deliver structural integrity and eco-efficiency.
Cowden is a leader in ready-mix concrete and aggregates in Bellingham, Washington state, USA. Since 1945, Cowden has supplied both large commercial construction projects and small residential jobs with its two ready-mix concrete plants, eight aggregate facilities and a hauling fleet.
More information is available on www.cowdeninc.com