Haas Sons Inc. acquires assets of A-1 Ready Mix
Posted: January 11, 2013
TBL has learned that Thorp,WI-based Haas Sons Properties, LLC, has finalized the purchase of the real estate and assets of A-1 Ready Mix, A-1 Transport and A-1 Materials Inc., effective Dec. 28, 2012.
According to Haas Sons Inc. President Darrel Haas, the deal has been negotiated for about the past year.
"We just started talking a year ago. We're outgrowing our plant and needed to go bigger...and we hope to feed off what we've built," said Haas, who oversees a company that has about 150 employees throughout its excavation, contracting and transport divisions.
A-1 Ready Mix currently has plants in the Town of Wheaton in Eau Claire County, Blooomer and Menomonie. Haas said those locations made the acquisition especially attractive.
"We have plants in Eau Claire, Thorp and Ladysmith...so this fits in with what we already have," he said.
A-1 Ready Mix President Terri Stelter said her 50-year-old family-owned business has about 40 employees, many of whom are expected to be retained.
Haas Sons Inc. is a family-owned and operated business that was established 40 years ago. The company also has a ready-mix concrete division.
Dean Larsen of Acquisition Realty & Development handled the building sale on behalf of A-1. TBL