S.R. Smith Acquires Assets of Composite Aquatic Innovations DBA Stark Bulkheads

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S.R.Smith, LLC has announced the acquisition of Composite Aquatic Innovations (Stark Bulkheads) based in Arlington, Wash. S.R.Smith will operate Stark as a standalone product business within S.R.Smith’s commercial construction products business.

“Our 2015 Australian acquisition of All Fiberglass Products was our first entry into construction products for commercial swimming pools. The acquisition of Stark Bulkheads is a perfect fit, adding to our global portfolio,” says Rich Laitta, CEO of S.R.Smith. “Stark’s category leading position in bulkheads, global installation footprint and approach to commercial construction fits well with our strategy and is a welcome complement to our SwimWall Systems.”

“S.R.Smith’s longevity in the market combined with their expertise in pool deck equipment and commitment to commercial construction products makes for a perfect fit for the long term,” says Ron Privrasky, president, CEO and owner of Stark Bulkheads. “I am excited to see how the company evolves as part of the S.R.Smith portfolio.”

Composite Aquatic Innovations DBA Stark Bulkheads has been a supplier of custom-designed composite bulkheads for over 50 years, and has been led by Ron since 2001.

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