FORTERRA IS A LEADING MANUFACTURER OF PIPE AND PRECAST PRODUCTS FOR USE IN WATER-RELATED INFRASTRUCTURE, AS WELL AS STORMWATER MANAGEMENT SOLUTIONS AND ARCHITECTURAL, STRUCTURAL AND SPECIALTY PRECAST PRODUCTS
Forterra builds sustainable infrastructure through strategically located facilities across the United States as well as in Mexico and Eastern Canada.
Since setting our foundation in 1899, we have evolved dramatically in the areas of distribution, technology, and product development – not only to move water, but to employ its benefits for sustainable communities.
Whether providing water to homes or ensuring safe roadways, Forterra products are there to improve quality of life and help communities grow and thrive.
Throughout our growth, however, we have remained focused on why we continue to expand, so we can better serve our customers. We employ a specialized technical sales force, including engineers and field service representatives, which enables us to deliver a high degree of customer service and create tailored solutions.
Forterra responsibly delivers industry-leading service, quality, and innovation with passion and commitment, as we pursue our mission to build the longest lasting foundations for our communities’ infrastructure, today and tomorrow.
We’re naturally sustainable
We may not have invented sustainability, but given concrete, steel and ductile iron’s long histories of efficiency and Forterra’s ongoing commitment to the environment, we’re certainly doing our part.
Concrete has been a go-to building product since the Roman Empire. And ductile iron has been popular since its introduction in the 1950s. Proven, viable and lasting, both materials have a lifespan of 100+ years, making them two of the most energy-efficient and eco-friendly building products available.
AND WE’RE FOCUSED ON THE FUTURE
With Forterra products, there’s practically no waste, while contribution to landfills is dramatically reduced. Made primarily of local, natural, non-toxic elements from the earth – including sand, gravel or crushed stone – Forterra’s concrete products are inert. They are not flammable, will not react with other materials and won’t release chemicals into their surroundings.
While Forterra has diverse divisions, each with its own solid commitment to sustainability, we all have an unwavering commitment to meet today’s needs without negatively impacting tomorrow’s generations.
So remember, when you spec Forterra, you reduce the carbon footprint of your project. And there are countless other reasons why Forterra ductile iron pipe and highly engineered concrete pressure pipe are today’s sustainable solution:
Drainage Pipe & Products’ reinforced concrete pipe (RCP) creates 87% fewer carbon emissions that alternative pipe materials, such as HDPE.
Ductile iron and pressure pipe from Water Pipe & Products is less likely to leak than other pipe materials. This is especially true for pipes that carry drinking water – and less treated water wasted into the soil means less fresh water treatment costs.
Structural Precast Products’ long service life reduces energy needs by eliminating further manufacturing energy required to make replacement products. And the reinforcement used is steel, which is typically 90-100% recycled materials.
As responsible stewards of the environment, Stormwater Management Systems is focused on the evolution of green technology, while leading efforts for a more sustainable culture, economy and world.