Forterra Pressure Pipe is the leading manufacturer and a principal supplier of highly engineered concrete and steel pipe systems in the United States and Canada, with more than 80 million feet of pipe in service today. Our strategically located Forterra Pressure Pipe facilities in Texas, Tennessee, Florida, Illinois, Mississippi, Ontario and Quebec serve major population centers in North America.

Company details

Business Type:
Manufacturer
Industry Type:
Water and Wastewater - Pipes and Piping
Market Focus:
Internationally (various countries)
Year Founded:
1946

Designed and manufactured in accordance with American Waterworks Association (AWWA) Standards to satisfy the widest range of performance requirements, Forterra Pressure Pipe is available in a variety of lengths and diameters, and is used for high- to low-pressure and gravity-flow applications. Common uses for concrete and steel pressure pipe include water transmission and distribution lines, plant piping, sewer force mains, chilled water systems, irrigation networks, intake and outfall lines, and other diverse applications involving the movement of large quantities of water.

Our team of experts is committed to manufacturing your product to your exact specifications. And we ensure your needs are met with our expansive network of manufacturing facilities that boast delivery capabilities spanning North America.

Forterra Pressure Pipe has been handling the most demanding jobs for more than 70 years. We work tirelessly on projects for regional water authorities and districts, federal and state agencies, cities, counties, municipalities, the Army Corps of Engineers, port authorities, private companies and industrial clients—including power plants.

About Forterra Building Products

Forterra Building Products North America is comprised of Forterra Pipe & Precast, Forterra Pressure Pipe, Forterra Structural Precast, Forterra Brick and Forterra Roof Tile. Based in Irving, Texas, Forterra Building Products North America employs approximately 3,800 people and operates more than 80 facilities with products available throughout the U.S. and Canada. To learn more about Forterra’s sustainability efforts and quality products, services and building technology, 

Forterra Pressure Pipe is a combination of three previous companies whose roots date back to the origins of concrete pressure pipe produced in North America:

  • Gifford-Hill-American - In 1998, Forterra completed the purchase of Gifford-Hill-American (GHA), a concrete pressure pipe producer in Texas since 1946.
  • Price Brothers Company - In early 2007, Forterra purchased Price Brothers Company (PBC), an Ohio-based company with concrete pressure pipe business origins that can be traced back to 1926.
  • Hyprescon Inc. - Later in 2007, Forterra completed the third step in the enlargement of its pressure pipe business with the purchase of Hyprescon, a company headquartered in Quebec, whose start in the concrete pressure pipe business dates to 1931.

Altogether these three components of Forterra Pressure Pipe have produced over 80,000,000 LF (15,000 miles) of concrete pressure pipe for use in most of the United States, all of Canada, and in several other countries.

In 2003, Forterra Pressure Pipe added a new state-of-the-art steel pipe plant in Texas to produce steel pressure pipe to further diversify its commitment to the pressure pipe market.

Today, more than 800 employees at nine plants—located in five states and two Canadian provinces—produce Forterra concrete pressure pipe and fittings.