Feb. 15, 2017
 
Fisher & Ludlow Acquires AMICO Bar Grating Operations

Nucor subsidiary Fisher & Ludlow, Inc., Burlington, Ontario, will acquire the assets of AMICO’s bar grating facility in Bourbonnais, Ill., plus bar grating equipment and related inventory at three other AMICO locations. Fisher & Ludlow fabricates steel and aluminum bar grating products that are sold under the brand name Nucor Grating.

"This acquisition is an important step in growing our North American market leadership for bar grating products," says Pat McFadden, Fisher & Ludlow president. "We are excited to expand our business and welcome 80 new teammates to our company."

Fisher & Ludlow grating products are used as flooring for stairs, mezzanines and walkways by a wide variety of industrial and commercial customers. The company projects that it will manufacture 50,000 tons of bar grating products from the Bourbonnais facility.

In December, AMICO’s parent company, Gibraltar Industries, Buffalo, N.Y., announced its plans to exit the bar grating market. Its subsidiary AMICO U.S. operates distribution centers in Bourbonnais, Ill.; Lakeland, Fla.; Fontana, Calif., and Houston, as well as manufacturing facilities in Birmingham, Ala., and Lafayette, La. Through AMICO U.S, Gibraltar will continue to manufacture and supply expanded metal, plank grating, building products, fiberglass and security products throughout North America.

“The sale resulted in the continued employment of a substantial number of our highly skilled employees and was more beneficial than originally expected,” says Gibraltar CEO Frank Heard. “We are very pleased with the outcome and remain committed to providing our customers with best-in-class service as we advance our strategy to focus our resources on the highest-return markets, platforms and businesses.”

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