Jan. 9, 2013
Samuel Acquires Frontier Steel
Samuel, Son & Co. Ltd., Mississauga, Ont., has acquired Frontier Steel Co., a Pittsburgh-based distributor of carbon plate. Founded in 1999, Frontier operates a 125,000-square-foot warehouse on the Ohio River.
Frontier processes and distributes five grades of carbon plate, plus two grades of alloy plates in thicknesses from 3/16 inch to 16 inches, widths up to 120 feet and lengths up to 720 feet. Frontier serves customers in the heavy equipment, energy, transportation, defense and construction industries. The company’s processing equipment includes oxyfuel and plasma burning, vertical milling, machining, tapping, beveling, drilling and boring.
"Frontier Steel is a very good fit with our strategic expansion in the United States," says Wayne Bassett, president and CEO of Samuel. "Frontier will now be able to offer their customers a full range of carbon, stainless and aluminum flat-rolled service center products, as well as products produced by our manufacturing division."
John Matig will continue as president and general manager of Frontier Steel, supported by his senior management team. He will report to Al Bromley, president of Samuel, Son & Co. Inc.