Northwest Pipe Co. said that it is consolidating its two Southern California facilities, located in Riverside and Adelanto, into one expanded facility in Adelanto. The company has acquired an additional 20 acres in that town and is in the process of moving equipment from the Riverside facility, which it intends to sell to a residential real estate developer for $12.5 million.

“These two facilities are less than one hour apart and have been operated under common management for some time,” explained Brian Dunham, president and CEO of Northwest Pipe Co. “The Riverside facility has focused on smaller diameter pipe and projects, while our Adelanto division has provided larger pipe for major (water transmission) systems. We expect to serve all of our customers' needs more efficiently from this single, combined facility.”

It will operate on 100 acres and include five separate manufacturing lines. Northwest claims it will be the largest steel pipe facility focused on water transmission projects in the U.S. with the capacity of producing pipe from 4 inches to 156 inches in diameter. The facility is expected to provide complete piping requirements for complex projects throughout the southwest.

Headquarted in Portland, OR, Northwest Pipe Co. manufactures welded steel pipe in two business segments. Its Water Transmission Group is a leading supplier of large diameter, high-pressure, steel pipe products used primarily for water transmission in the U.S. and Canada. Its Tubular Products Group manufactures smaller diameter steel pipe for a wide range of construction, energy, industrial and mechanical applciations. They operate 10 manufacturing facilities in the U.S. and Mexico.