Feb. 28 2020 10:06 AM

HydroStraw manufactures straw-based erosion control products.

Profile Products LLC, Buffalo Grove, Illinois, a provider of environmentally friendly soil, water and vegetation management solutions, has acquired the erosion control and seed businesses of HydroStraw LLC. The transaction includes all HydroStraw erosion control and seed product lines, as well as the company’s Rockford, Washington, production plant/distribution center.

The transaction closed on Feb. 20, 2020.

“The strategic operational location will support Profile’s ability in the western United States to further develop fiber manufacturing and rolled erosion control product technologies while increasing production capabilities as we continue to expand our business,” says Jim Tanner, president and CEO of Profile.

The acquisition augments Profile’s industry-leading erosion control technologies with HydroStraw’s hydraulic mulches, equipment and seed businesses, complementing Profile’s broad range of products including Flexterra High Performance-Flexible Growth Medium, ProGanics Biotic Soil Media and base mulch hydroseeding solutions. HydroStraw’s products also align with Profile’s environmentally friendly approach to erosion control by offering non-toxic and biodegradable solutions.

These new products join Profile’s global portfolio, which also includes technologies for landscaping, sports field conditioning, horticulture mixes and golf course construction and maintenance.

“HydroStraw has established a strong market presence with products, service and technology that fit well with our product portfolio and our corporate culture,” says Tanner. “By combining our respective products and technology, this acquisition advances our mission of delivering a full range of solutions and services to assist customers with their turf establishment and erosion control requirements.”