From humble beginnings Besser Company has emerged with a focused vision and a dedication unmatched in the industry. The success of Besser today is built upon the successes of our past. The vision for the future, the persistence for perfection and the innovation for our customers that Jesse Besser brought to the table years ago remain a vital part of the Besser culture today. You can read about the history of Besser Company in full detail in The Concrete Century.
Besser Company is driven by our belief that concrete is the perfect building material. As an employee-owned and operated company – one of the select few in the concrete products industry – the strength of Besser Company lies in our passionate, talented and dedicated employees. Collectively they keep us on the leading edge of production equipment technology for the global building materials industry.
The first hand-tamp block machine
Automation and productivity
Baker Enterprise acquisition
IPMC and Boone Foundry acquisition
Kevin Curtis appointed President
CMC acquisition and WCCT partnership
In 2000, we acquired CMC out of Compton, California, founded in 1955. The company primarily designs and manufactures molds for concrete masonry and hardscape producers in the western US.
We also partnered with the World Center for Concrete Technology (WCCT), a premier facility for education, both in the classroom and hands-on, and for research and testing. The state-of-the-art production facility offers the ultimate in hands-on training as staff assists clients in the development, evaluation, and testing of alternative cementitious materials, waste streams, and other products for use in the concrete industry.
Besser Company proudly recognized several milestones this year, including 110 years of business in the concrete products industry, 60 years of industry education, and 10 years as an employee-owned company. To acknowledge the significance and excitement behind these milestones, we introduced a new logo and website. Some may recognize the original globe that was incorporated in the Besser logo during the late 1960’s to represent Besser’s global presence. Paying tribute to our company’s notable history while modernizing the logo to reflect the tremendous efforts we’ve made over the past several years is a true reflection of our growth and transformation.
Acquired American Manufacturing Group’s Product Lines
In 2017, we acquired all of American Manufacturing Group’s (AMG) product lines, most notably, their line of premier adjustable box culvert form equipment. The AMG Patented Adjustable Box Culvert Equipment strengthened our already extensive product mix. AMG Founder and industry icon, L. Paul Fergeson, placed his trust in Besser joined our team to best support the product line.