WEBBERVILLE, Mich. — Applegate Insulation, a manufacturer of hydromulch and erosion control products, announces the acquisition of the hydromulch business of Rodney, Ontario-based IECS.

The plant will operate as Applegate Canada, ULC and marks the first time the Webberville, Michigan-based manufacturer of eco-friendly erosion control products will have production capabilities inside of Canada.

“We’ve had customers in Canada for decades,” says Applegate CEO Terry Applegate. “Now we can serve a greater market more efficiently and with lower freight.” Applegate has customers in more than 20 countries and attributes its success to the exceptional performance of its products and support.

Applegate is currently filling several positions in operations and customer service at the new facility.