RICHMOND, Va., Dec. 13, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Synalloy Corporation (Nasdaq:SYNL) today announced that it, through its subsidiary Bristol Metals, LLC, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the Stainless Steel Pipe and Tube operations of Marcegaglia USA. The parties expect the transaction to close on or by March 1, 2017. The agreement will be structured as an asset purchase and will exclude galvanized product and ornamental tubing products. The purchase price for the transaction, which excludes real estate and certain other assets, is expected to range between $15 and $16 million.
Craig Bram, President and CEO of Synalloy Corporation said, "The prospect of bringing together the capabilities of Bristol Metals and Marcegaglia's U.S. stainless steel business is very exciting. Mr. Antonio Marcegaglia and I have been working diligently on this transaction and look forward to closing in the coming months."
Marco Costi, International Activities Supervisor of Marcegaglia Group said, "This deal fits well in the Marcegaglia Group portfolio strategy of focusing more on the most sizeable assets in Europe, while offering an employment opportunity to our employees with a larger player in the North American stainless steel pipe industry."
Kyle Pennington, President of Synalloy Metals said, "It has been Bristol Metals' ultimate goal to become the preeminent manufacturer of stainless steel pipe and tube in North America. We will work with the team at Marcegaglia's Munhall, PA facility to drive continued improvements in our core initiatives, with an emphasis on customer service. With Bristol Metals' recent investment in its heavy wall operation, and the addition of Marcegaglia's laser mill capabilities, our company will be well positioned to support the North American pipe and tube market for many years to come."
Synalloy Corporation (Nasdaq:SYNL) is a growth oriented company that engages in a number of diverse business activities including the production of stainless steel pipe, fiberglass and steel storage tanks and specialty chemicals and the master distribution of seamless carbon pipe and tubing. For more information about Synalloy Corporation, please visit our web site at www.synalloy.com.
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