Kerr Contractors Inc. (KCI), a regional heavy civil general contracting firm headquartered in Woodburn, Ore., has acquired the milling division of Oregon-based Kodiak Pacific. As a result, Kerr's milling division will become the largest road milling company in Oregon, as well as one of the largest in the Pacific Northwest, the company says.
Paving contractors throughout Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, Utah and Alaska use Kerr's milling division for road surface recycling and soil stabilization work on projects ranging from highways, airport runways and commercial development parking lots to smaller jobs such as trenching, cleanup, and site work preparation and stabilization.
"This acquisition adds a number of road milling machines to our fleet and significantly increases our capacity," says Brent Kerr, KCI’s founder and president. "In recent years, we've seen a much higher demand for milling and soil stabilization services, primarily due to the increased interest in recycling. This acquisition allows us to respond to new opportunities throughout the region without diminishing our ability to meet the needs of the paving contractors currently using us."