Walker Industries Buys Two Quarries in the Windsor Area

October 1, 2012

NIAGARA FALLS – Walker Industries has purchased Amherst Quarries in Amherstburg, Ontario.

“This acquisition gives Walker a footprint in the aggregates business in southwestern Ontario,” says Ken Lucyshyn, the company’s vice-president responsible for aggregates and construction. “We are looking to grow our aggregates division by acquiring new businesses and expanding our existing ones. We’re interested in pursuing opportunities which allow us to expand geographically or replace depleting aggregate resources.”

Walker Industries Buys Two Quarries in the Windsor AreaAmherst Quarries is a family business, and has been owned by three generations of the Smith family. Established in 1959, the company has two large quarries – one south of Windsor and another in the town of Amherstburg. These quarries supply stone products to customers in Essex County and southwestern Ontario. Approximately 25 employees work for the company.

While Walker will take over ownership of the company, it will remain operating as Amherst Quarries.

Like Amherst Quarries, Walker Industries is a family business. Established in 1887, the company has been owned by five generations of the Walker family. The Walker group of companies includes aggregates, construction, emulsions, environmental project management, waste management, renewable energy projects and green building. More than 400 employees work for the Walker group of companies. It is one of the largest private sector employers in the Niagara Region.

Walker Aggregates has 10 pits and quarries in the Niagara, Simcoe and Grey County areas.

More information about Amherst Quarries is available at www.amherstquarries.ca, and detailed information about Walker Industries can be found on its website at www.walkerind.com.

Click here to read the official announcement released by Ken Lucyshyn, Vice President of Walker Aggregatesor for more information, contact Ken at 905-680-3717.