Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co. (NYSE:RS) announced today that, through its wholly-owned subsidiary Feralloy Corporation, it has reached an agreement to purchase all of the outstanding capital stock of GH Metal Solutions, Inc. (formerly known as Gas House, Inc.), a value added processor and fabricator of carbon steel products located in Fort Payne, Alabama. Founded in 1958, GH’s processing equipment includes flat-bed lasers, tube lasers, torches, shears, automatic band saws, CNC press brakes, coil-fed and hand-fed stampers, and robotic and manual welders. For the year 2011, annual sales were approximately $44M. The transaction is expected to be finalized within 30 days, subject to customary closing conditions. Terms were not disclosed.
About Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co.
Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co., headquartered in Los Angeles, California, is the largest metals service center company in North America. Through a network of more than 220 locations in 38 states and Australia, Belgium, Canada, China, Malaysia, Mexico, Singapore, South Korea, the U.A.E. and the United Kingdom, the Company provides value-added metals processing services and distributes a full line of over 100,000 metal products to more than 125,000 customers in a broad range of industries.
Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co.’s press releases and additional information are available on the Company’s web site at www.rsac.com. The Company was named to the 2012 “ Fortune 500” List and the 2012 Fortune List of “ The World’s Most Admired Companies.”This release may contain forward-looking statements. Actual results and events may differ materially as a result of a variety of factors, many of which are outside of Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co.’s control. Risk factors and additional information are included in Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co.’s reports on file with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co.’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2011 and Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q for the quarters ended March 31, 2012 and June 30, 2012.