Keller acquires Moretrench

20 April 2018

Keller and Hayward Baker announced today they have acquired New Jersey-based Moretrench, a contractor operating predominantly along the east coast of the US and with a strong heritage of complex geotechnical projects. Moretrench will operate as a division within Hayward Baker. The enlarged entity will be very well-positioned for the expected long run renewal of infrastructure.

Eric Drooff, President of Hayward Baker, noted that “Having worked closely with Moretrench on several key projects, we were impressed with the quality of the company and expertise of its people. We are excited to welcome Moretrench to Hayward Baker and look forward to developing new synergies.”

Hayward Baker and Moretrench both enjoy a strong and well-established presence in the tunneling and underground construction industry and each has worked extensively on major subway and other tunnel construction projects throughout North America. With each company contributing particular areas of expertise, and sharing others, together we will bring to our clients the widest range of underground construction solutions available through any single geotechnical contractor.

Tom Tuozzolo, President of Moretrench, adds “As a division of Hayward Baker, we can now offer additional geotechnical solutions and resources to our established clients as well as extending our dewatering and ground freezing techniques to Hayward Baker’s clients. This translates to more comprehensive and even better customer service for both our companies. I am excited to lead the Moretrench team forward into this new venture.”