The Company was first organized in 1945 under the Blackman Uhler Industries name as a distributor of textile dyes; in the mid-1950s the first textile dye manufacturing facility was built in Spartanburg, South Carolina.
During the 1960s, the Company diversified into the specialty chemicals and metals arenas through several acquisitions including Bristol Metals. Its name was changed to Synalloy Corporation in 1967 at which time it became a public company.
In the late 1990s, the Company acquired several chemical companies including Manufacturers Chemicals. During this time the Company’s textile business was faced with stiff competition from imported dyes, and the decision was made to exit the textile dye business and close several underperforming operations in the mid-2000s. In 2009, the Company re-evaluated its business strategy and sold its Organic Pigments and Blackman Uhler specialty chemicals operations. In 2009, Synalloy also purchased Ram-Fab in order to address continuing client requests for carbon steel fabrication services.
In August of 2012, Synalloy acquired Palmer of Texas located in Andrews, Texas. Palmer, an industry leader with close to 25 years’ experience in manufacturing fiberglass and steel liquid storage tanks and separation equipment, reports through the Synalloy Metals group.
Synalloy Metals is proud to be a leading manufacturer of stainless steel and nickel alloy pipe and fabricated piping systems, and quality liquid storage solutions & separation equipment. Servicing industries throughout the United States, Canada, Australia, Europe, the Middle East and more, our union and non-union US production facilities in Tennessee, Arkansas and Texas are prepared to deliver quality products and unsurpassed customer service via our 3 metals Companies.
Our BRISMET pipe division is the largest domestic producer of manufactured pipe, from stainless steel and other alloys for the chemical, mining, petrochemical, pulp and paper, liquid natural gas (LNG), pharmaceutical, power generation, brewery, food processing, waste water treatment, nuclear, mining and other industries.
Our fabrication division operates two facilities: BristolFab provides complete turnkey pipe fabrication solutions across various market segments including pulp and paper, petro-chemical, water/wastewater, food and beverage, chemical, OEM, pharmaceutical, clean water technology, micro-electronics, metals/steel, mining, heavy manufacturing and related industries.
Acquired in 2009 by Synalloy, Ram-Fab has over 20 years’ experience servicing the critical demands of the power, petroleum and chemical markets with high quality affordable pipe and is an industry leader in the fabrication of carbon, chrome and stainless steel piping systems.
In late 2012, Synalloy acquired Palmer of Texas, a longtime leader in manufacturing quality liquid storage solutions and separation equipment. Located in Andrews, Texas, Palmer is ideally situated to provide logistical advantages to the Oil and Gas, Power, Municipal Water, Chemical, and Food Industries.
The Specialty Chemicals Group operates as Manufacturers Chemicals, LLC located in Cleveland, Tennessee and Dalton, Georgia. It produces specialty chemicals for the carpet, chemical, paper, metals, mining, agricultural, fiber, paint, textile, automotive, petroleum, cosmetics, mattress, furniture, janitorial and other industries.