Kloeckner Metals Announces Consolidations
Expects Further Synergies from Merger
ROSWELL, Ga., Oct. 1, 2013
ROSWELL, Ga., Oct. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Kloeckner Metals, one of the
leading metal distributors in North America, announced today that it will
reorganize and consolidate a number of facilities under the Kloeckner Metals
brand. This is consistent with the strategy to realize synergies from the
integration of MacSteel Service Centers USA and Namasco Corporation.
Kloeckner will consolidate the service center located in Bensalem, PA, moving
inventory and equipment to its York, PA, facility and New Castle, DE,
On the West Coast, Kloeckner Metals will close its facilities in Portland, OR,
Oakland, CA and Los Angeles, CA. The Los Angeles branch will be consolidated
into another Kloeckner location, its plate processing facility in Santa Fe
Springs, CA, located just 15 miles away. Additionally, Kloeckner will install
new plate processing equipment in its Tulare, CA, location to accommodate the
business currently processed in Oakland.
Kloeckner Metals operates a pipe distribution network across the United
States, which will be unaffected by these moves.
"These changes eliminate duplication in capacity, streamline our supply chain,
and provide a broader product offering to better service our customer base in
these respective regions. It is our intent that these changes will be
seamless to our customers with no interruption in service," said Bill
Partalis, Chief Executive Officer of Kloeckner Metals.
Kloeckner intends to have these consolidations completed and the affected
locations fully operational in their new configuration by the end of 2013."
About Kloeckner Metals
Kloeckner Metals is the North American subsidiary of Klöckner & Co SE.
Kloeckner Metals Corporation is the third largest metal distribution company
in North America. The core business of Kloeckner Metals is the warehousing,
processing and distribution of steel and nonferrous metals. Thousands of
customers are supplied from 55 distribution locations by about 2,500
employees. The Company had sales of around $3.5 billion in fiscal year 2012.
About Klöckner & Co:
Klöckner & Co is the largest producer-independent distributor of steel and
metal products and one of the leading steel service center companies in the
European and American markets combined. The core business of Klöckner & Co is
the warehousing and distribution of steel and non-ferrous metals as well as
the operation of steel service centers. Based on the Group's distribution and
service network, more than 160,000 customers are supplied through around 230
locations in 15 countries. Currently Klöckner & Co employs around 10,000
employees. The Group had sales of around €7.4 billion in fiscal 2012.
The shares of Klöckner & Co SE are admitted to trading on the regulated market
segment (Regulierter Markt) of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (Frankfurter
Wertpapierbörse) with further post-admission obligations (Prime Standard).
Klöckner & Co shares are listed in the MDAX®-Index of Deutsche Börse.
SOURCE Kloeckner Metals
Contact: Eddie Toth, Dir. Mktg. & Corp. Communications, 678-259-8895,
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