Blue Diamond Industries, LLC, headquartered in Lexington, KY, is a privately owned company organized by its shareholders in 2004. The company produces high density polyethylene (HDPE) pipe in Middlesboro, KY, near the Tennessee border.
Blue Diamond is a woman owned small business with WOSB and WBE certifications. In addition, Blue Diamond is certified as a "qualified HUBZone small business concern".
Blue Diamond is well known in the plastic pipe industry. In 1965, Roy Frost founded Blue Diamond Plastics, Inc in his hometown of Middlesboro, Ky. Soon thereafter, Frost started the very successful Frost Plastics Company in Pell City, Alabama. Meanwhile, he and his brother, David, operated Blue Diamond as a separate entity until 1997. That year in an asset transaction, Moore Diversified Products of Lexington, KY, acquired the Blue Diamond Plastics Company. Moore Diversified was then a manufacturing company focused on products used in telecommunications; primarily metal enclosures that were often sold to customers in the cable television industry.
Moore Diversified grew the pipe business, adding plants in Oklahoma and Erfurt, Germany. After the market declined sharply, with the internet bubble , six managers formed Blue Diamond Industries, LLC and purchased the inventory and equipment located in Middlesboro, Kentucky and began operating the plant in April 2004.
In March of 2006, Blue Diamond Industries purchased the assets of Plastic Tubing Inc who manufactured corrugated polyethylene pipe (CPP) in Roseboro, NC and Oneonta, AL. BDI operated the CPP business successfully for four years until it sold the CPP division to Infiltrator Systems in May of 2010.
BDI continues to operate and expand the production of smooth wall HDPE pipe at its Middlesboro facility.
Blue Diamond's management team has a long history in the engineered construction products marketplace.The shareholders have worked in the production, sales and technical departments of the largest construction products firms in the world, such as Contech Construction Products and Carlon. All of the owners are actively involved in the operations of the business. We continue to develop our expertise and product line, as well as look for acquisitions which fit our expertise. Blue Diamond values its customer relationships and earns their loyalty by supplying quality products at competitive prices, delivering on time and providing excellent customer service.