Northern Concrete Pipe, Quality That Stands The Test of Time

Established in 1958 in Bay City, Michigan, Northern Concrete Pipe (NCP) has been manufacturing quality infrastructure products in Michigan for 60 YEARS. Ed, Pete and Bill Washabaugh Sr. were the founding fathers of Northern Concrete Pipe, and it is still a family-owned company today.

From humble beginnings, the Washabaugh family soon established themselves as innovators of the precast industry when they developed and produced the first precast box culverts in North America in 1967. These first box culverts are still in use, throughout Michigan. Today, Northern Concrete Pipe is producing box culverts with spans up to 24 ft and rises of 12 ft. NCP also produces reinforced concrete pipe from 12-inch through 144-inch diameters and 3-sided bridges up to 48 ft spans. All products have been manufactured with American made steel, even before “Made In America” standards were implemented. They also use locally sourced sand, stone and cement for all of their products.

Through the years, in an effort to keep up with the demand for their quality precast products, NCP built a plant in Lansing, Michigan in 1965, and added their Clarkston and Grand Rapids plants to the fold in 2012. Most recently NCP purchased a plant in Sylvania, OH and started producing out of this plant this year. As NCP built and acquired their plants, their employee base grew as well, and they now employ 225 people throughout the state of Michigan and Ohio.

This year NCP is celebrating its 60th year providing quality precast concrete products to the infrastructure industry. Seven Washabaugh family members still run the operation today and as Bill Washabaugh, President of NCP will tell you, “Our company is about the people who work for us. We couldn’t do what we do without them”. This is evident in the tenure that many employees have with the company, some as long as 53 years.

As Northern Concrete Pipe enters its 60th year of business, the Washabaugh family would like to extend a “SINCERE THANK YOU” to everyone that helped to make this happen:

  • All of our Valued Customers
  • Design Engineers and Owners
  • County and State Departments
  • Suppliers
  • Our founders, Ed and Beatrice Washabaugh, Bill Sr. and Norma Washabaugh, Pete and Gerry Washabaugh
  • All of our Loyal and Dedicated NCP Employees, who work so hard to produce our Durable and Reliable Infrastructure Products.
Northern Concrete Pipe and the Washabaugh family thank you for your business and we look forward to providing Concrete Solutions for all of your infrastructure needs into the future.