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Aldridge to acquire GFS of Huntley

Published: Friday, March 29, 2013 11:10 a.m. CDT • Updated: Friday, March 29, 2013 3:42 p.m. CDT

LIBERTYVILLE – Aldridge Group announced it has agreed to acquire the assets of GFS Fence, Guardrail & Signage Inc. of Huntley.

Effective May 1, GFS – a national contractor serving commercial, industrial, and government markets for fencing, guardrail, signage, security, high‐tension cabling, and fabrication – will be known as GFS Construction LLC – a division of Aldridge Group. Rick Crandall will continue to serve as president of GFS.

GFS Fence, Guardrail & Signage Inc. has been serving the Chicago area since 1980. GFS Construction will continue to serve its customers as part of the Aldridge Group,

The new division will allow Aldridge Group to offer additional services to the highway infrastructure market.

“GFS Construction will help Aldridge Group offer more services in heavy construction as we grow nationally,” said CEO Ken Aldridge. “This will be part of our turnkey solution for our customers,” he added, “and a good opportunity to strengthen the capabilities of Aldridge Group.”

Aldridge Group includes Aldridge Electric Inc., Aldridge Construction Inc., Aldridge Canada, Woodward Brothers Inc., and GFS Construction LLC. With more than 60 years of experience, Aldridge Group serves customers in rail transit; airport; highway; industrial; power generation, substations, transmission and distribution; drilled shaft foundations; access and clearing; ports; and intermodal yards.

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