The transaction is subject to regulatory approval and other customary closing conditions.
Colin Osborne, President and CEO of Samuel, stated, “Samuel has a longstanding reputation as one of North America’s leading metals distribution companies. We will continue to build on this legacy with a Service Center business that will now focus on growing customer relationships in Central and Eastern Canada and the U.S., while simultaneously accelerating our investment in additional growth opportunities across the business. We are proud of the strength of the operations we are selling to Russel, which we believe can be made even stronger as part of this newly combined business. On behalf of Samuel, I would like to extend our appreciation to the team members who will be joining Russel for playing such an important role in our Service Center business.”
Western Canada Service Center locations in Winnipeg, MB; Nisku, AB; Calgary, AB; Surrey, BC; and Langley, BC will be included in the transaction. U.S. carbon plate branches in Neville Island, PA and Buffalo, NY will also be part of the transaction.
Following the anticipated close of this transaction, Samuel will continue operating a leading network of Service Center locations across North America, in addition to its automotive and diversified manufacturing divisions.
Founded in 1855, Samuel, Son & Co., Limited, is a family-owned integrated network of metal manufacturing, processing and distribution divisions. Samuel employees provide metals, industrial products and related value-added services from locations across North America. The company leverages its industry expertise, breadth of experience and the passion of its people to help drive success for North American business – one customer at a time. For more information visit Samuel.com.