Jun 21, 2011

Balfour Beatty Infrastructure Acquires Virginia-based Contractor

The company expands its water and wastewater services with Fru-Con acquisition

Balfour Beatty Infrastructure Inc. announced the acquisition of Fru-Con Construction LLC, a water and wastewater infrastructure contractor based in Virginia. Balfour acquired Fru-Con from Germany-based Bilfinger-Berger.

Fru-Con will retain its name and operate as a region of Balfour. The approximately 150 regional employees will be led by Michael R. Fischer, vice president of Fru-Con. Fischer will continue to be based in Woodbridge, Va.

Founded in 1872, Fru-Con is among the oldest contractors in the United States and has annual revenues of approximately $80 million. The company constructs water and wastewater treatment plants and currently has major projects underway throughout the Maryland and Virginia area. They recently completed the award-winning $136 million Water Pollution Control Plant Upgrade and Expansion Project for Arlington County, Va., in 2010.

Balfour delivers civil engineering and construction expertise for transportation and water infrastructure projects throughout the U.S. With more than 750 employees in major operations in California, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida and Texas, Balfour is part of Balfour Beatty PLC, a global engineering, construction, services and investment business organization specializing in large infrastructure and building programs.