JACKSON, Miss. -Ergon Asphalt & Emulsions, Inc., (EA&E) has announced finalization of an agreement to purchase the asphalt business of Western States Group, LLC, and Western States Asphalt of Montana, LLC. EA&E has long been known as a valued resource in the development of the asphalt industry in the United States. The company's footprint has grown over the past 38 years from a single plant in Mississippi to 54 asphalt and emulsions facilities stretching from coast to coast across the United States and Mexico.
"The Intermountain Northwest has been on our radar screen for many years," said Baxter Burns, EA&E President. "In our business, people and relationships are the greatest asset a company can have. And Western States is no different. They are dedicated, hard-working, and loyal — a perfect fit for melding into our Ergon A&E group."
Headquartered in Spokane, Washington, Western States was formed out of the SemMaterials bankruptcy in 2009. With six plants situated in Washington, Idaho, Wyoming and Montana, they have been a constant in the Intermountain Northwest for many years. Western States provides a full spectrum of paving solutions, including neat asphalt, polymer modified asphalt and emulsions. They enjoy a strong company culture and place great importance on employees, quality products and safety. Ergon plans to retain the current employees, including the existing management team.
"At Ergon, our values are based on meeting needs, supporting families and serving customers, and we look forward to doing just that in the Intermountain Northwest with this acquisition," explained Emmitte Haddox, Ergon Chief Executive Officer. "Our asphalt and emulsions group is a trusted resource for agencies and communities from coast to coast, and we are delighted about this opportunity to serve this new market."
About Ergon Asphalt & Emulsions, Inc. Ergon Asphalt & Emulsions, Inc., is a subsidiary of Ergon, Inc., a privately held company formed in 1954 and based in Jackson, Mississippi, with over 3,000 employees globally. Ergon and its subsidiaries are engaged in a wide range of operations that are categorized by Corporate Operations and six primary business segments which include: Refining and Marketing, Specialty Chemicals, Asphalt and Emulsions, Midstream and Logistics, Oil and Gas, Construction and Real Estate.