AZZ Inc. Expands Metal Coatings in TX


Global provider of metal coating solutions, AZZ Inc. (Fort Worth, Texas), has recently announced the acquisition of all assets from powder coating company, Preferred Industries, Ltd. located in the Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas, area.

In acquiring all of Preferred's assets in the area, AZZ will now own the powder, e-coating operations and employees located at a 155,000-square-foot facility in Terrell, Texas, in addition to an 89,600-square-foot facility in Rowlett, Texas. These locations will be renamed as AZZ Surface Technologies—Terrell, and AZZ Surface Technologies—Rowlett.

Over time, AZZ plans to integrate these facilities with the six existing AZZ-owned powder coating and plating operations in the area. Beyond powder and e-coating services, AZZ also provides galvanizing, welding solutions, specialty electrical equipment and highly engineered services.

"We are pleased with the acquisition of Preferred Industries, as we continue to execute on our strategic plan to broaden our service offerings and expand our network of Surface Technology plants," said Michael Doucet, Senior Vice President of AZZ Surface Technologies.

"AZZ now operates eight coating and plating operations in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. We welcome Preferred Industries' employees and customers to AZZ and look forward to a seamless integration."

AZZ expects the acquisition will accredit to earning within the first year of operation. Terms of the transaction have not been disclosed at this time.


Tagged categories: Acquisitions; Asia Pacific; AZZ Galvanizing Services; Business management; Business matters; Business operations; EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa); Hot-dip galvanizing; Latin America; North America; Powder Coatings; Program/Project Management; Welding; Z-Continents

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