Crest Industries, the holding company for Beta Engineering and four other companies that are either manufacturers, suppliers or distributors in the electrical utility industry, has announced that it will build a $15 million galvanizing plant in south Louisiana.
With a total of six business subsidiaries, Crest Industries serves a global market of customers in the electric utility, commercial and industrial electrical contractor, and forestry industries. The 55-year-old company pursues a strategy of vertical integration to bring quality products and services to customers. The Crest Industries galvanizing plant will bring services in-house that formerly were contracted to outside vendors, providing valuable support to meet the needs of Beta’s fast-tracked turnkey projects.
“The building of this state-of-the-art galvanizing plant, and the synergy it will provide to other business units, will enable us to ensure our customer base that we will be proactive in meeting their future requirements,” said Kenny Robison, CEO.
Construction of the 75,000-square-foot galvanizing facility will begin in early 2014, with a completion date in 2015.