Inland Pipe Rehabilitation Acquires Improved Technologies Group and Expands Southeastern Presence

, Posted on Oct 27

DETROIT, October 29, 2009 – Detroit, Mich.-based Inland Pipe Rehabilitation (IPR), a leading provider of underground rehabilitation solutions with offices throughout the U.S., has acquired Improved Technologies Group, LLC (ITG), a Knoxville, Tenn.-headquartered sewer rehabilitation company. Joseph A. Cutillo, president and CEO of IPR, made the announcement.

The acquisition is a result of Inland Pipe Rehabilitation’s dedication to providing the most comprehensive portfolio of underground rehabilitation solutions throughout the United States. The addition of ITG to the IPR family of companies will strengthen the company’s southeastern regional presence, while also supplementing IPR’s rapidly evolving roster of underground rehabilitation solutions. IPR is the country’s leading provider of pipe bursting and environmentally friendly rehabilitation services. The company also specializes in executing Cured-In-Place-Pipe (CIPP), a trenchless rehabilitation method that enables underground construction to occur without any disruption to communities.

ITG, with the addition of its owned and operated wet-out facility, enables IPR to continue to expand its capabilities and coverage to even more clients, especially in the southeast region of the country. The addition of ITG, combined with IPR’s existing Underground Technologies business in Knoxville, Tenn., Inland Waters Pollution Control in Atlanta, Ga. and PMConstruction business in Jacksonville, Fla., allows IPR to offer more underground technologies and coverage areas than any other company in the Southeast.

“We are thrilled at the enormous potential this acquisition affords IPR and welcome ITG’s well respected and experienced Sam Elmore as he continues to manage day-to-day operations in Knoxville,” said Cutillo. “As the demand increases for trenchless rehabilitation solutions, together, IPR and ITG will continue to develop the best solutions for our clients.”

IPR has experienced tremendous success nationwide and has expanded its solution offerings and locations dramatically since 2006 through the acquisitions of Ontario, Calif.-based RePipe and Houston, Texas-based PM Construction, both of which now operate as affiliates of IPR. The unprecedented growth of the company has led to new offices in Georgia, Texas, California and now Tennessee in the past three years.

About Inland Pipe Rehabilitation
Inland Pipe Rehabilitation (IPR) is a national leader and provider of underground rehabilitation solutions. Licensed in over 25 states, IPR uses the latest technologies in the industry and has patented pipe cleaning tools that provide the U.S. with the only “Green” environmentally friendly rehabilitation method.

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Meghan Edwards
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