Ford Meter Box Co. Inc. is purchasing certain assets of Baker Coupling Co. Inc. The transaction will expand the line of pipe products manufactured at Ford’s Pell City plant.
“I am extremely pleased that Baker Coupling Company and Ford Meter Box will join forces after so many decades as respected business partners. The products, cultures and legacies of these two companies are a great match,” said Ram Satyarthi, president of Baker Coupling.
Steve Ford, president of Ford Meter Box, echoed Satyarthi’s sentiments. “Baker is a longtime industry ally and a dependable Ford partner. We look forward to the expanded capabilities they bring to our waterworks and treatment plant customers and utilities,” Ford said.
Ford Meter Box Co. is a manufacturer of water meter setting and testing equipment, service line valves and fittings and pipeline coupling, repair and restraint products for the waterworks industry. It was founded in 1898 and has manufacturing facilities in Pell City, Alabama, and Wabash, Indiana, employing approximately 800 people.
Based in California, Baker is a privately held manufacturer of sleeve-type couplings, transition and reducing couplings, expansion and dismantling joints, tapping sleeves, flanged coupling adaptors and related items. Its products are used in pump stations, aqueducts and treatment plants.