Oldcastle APG acquires mulch maker CST

Red mulch from CST.

Oldcastle APG, the Atlanta-based building products manufacturer, has broadened its manufacturing footprint with the acquisition of CST; a leading regional manufacturer of lawn and garden products.

Founded in 2010 and headquartered in Elk River, Minn., CST supplies lawn and garden products to retail and independent customers throughout the midwestern United States.

CST’s product offerings include bagged and bulk mulches and soils.

As a co-packing partner, CST’s product offerings fit seamlessly into Oldcastle APG’s existing product portfolio, strengthening manufacturing capabilities and improving regional product availability, the company said.

“Our lawn and garden business has experienced exponential growth fueled by increasing demand in the home remodeling space,” said Oldcastle APG President Tim Ortman. “The acquisition of CST supports the strategic growth plans of our lawn and garden segment by enhancing our ability to meet the needs of customers throughout the Midwest region.”

The acquisition was finalized in late December 2020 and follows several recent strategic purchases by Oldcastle APG, including midwestern mulch and soil manufacturers B&B Bedding and Buckeye Resources.

Oldcastle APG is a subsidiary of CRH Company and provides outdoor living and building materials, with industry-leading positions in concrete masonry, hardscapes, bagged dry mixes, lawn and garden, and composite decking. The company’s brand portfolio includes Sakrete concrete mixes, Amerimix mortars, Belgard hardscapes, and MoistureShield decking.