Barco Investment Group has announced the acquisition of Construction Technology Laboratories, Inc. (CTLGroup), a subsidiary of the Portland Cement Association (PCA). Additionally, the PCA campus in Skokie, Illinois has been purchased by Barco Investment Group.

CTLGroup began as the research and development arm of PCA in 1916 and became a PCA subsidiary in 1987 as an independent engineering, research, and laboratory consulting firm. “We are excited about the purchase of CTLGroup and the historic PCA Campus,” said Barco Investment Group Chairman Cary Cohrs. “Through the many talented people working at CTLGroup, we expect the company will experience strong growth and further build upon its strong reputation as an industry leader.”

“PCA and CTLGroup have been an important part of the Skokie, Illinois landscape since 1968,” said Michael Ireland, PCA President & CEO. “PCA’s offices in Skokie and Washington D.C. will continue to represent America’s cement industry, while CTLGroup will get a chance to thrive under new ownership. We’re excited about the future of both organizations.”

PCA and CTLGroup staff will continue to work in the Skokie campus in addition to offices in Washington D.C. and Alexandria, Virginia.

CTLGroup is an internationally recognized consulting engineering and materials science firm providing services to clients across the globe. Headquartered in Skokie, Illinois, CTLGroup serves clients from offices in Texas, Florida, Qatar, and Washington, D.C. For more information, visit