Northwest Pipe Co. has acquired substantially all the operating assets of Continental Pipe Manufacturing Co. (Pleasant Grove, UT). Details of the cash transaction were not announced.

Continental produces spiral welded steel pressure pipe for use in water transmission pipelines. It has historically marketed its products primarily in Utah and the surrounding mountain states. The company began operation in the 1940s and since 1995 had been owned by the Barnard Cos. of Bozeman, MT.