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Vorteq Acquires Wheeling Services

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Vorteq Coil Finishers, Pittsburgh, has acquired the assets of Wheeling Services & Supply Inc., a Woodstock, Ill.-based producer of pre-painted aluminum products for the building and construction market. The operation will be renamed Vorteq Woodstock LLC.

The Wheeling acquisition will increase Vorteq’s production capacity and ability to service its residential building products customers across the Midwest, the company claims. Vorteq now operates eight continuing coil coating lines in Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Illinois and Tennessee.

As part of the transaction, Vorteq will acquire Wheeling’s proprietary P.V.S. product line, which the company intends to expand domestically and internationally. Finally, Wheeling will deepen Vorteq’s slitting capabilities and provide the company with an outstanding cut-to-length line that will allow it to provide sheeting services to its customers, executives say.

“The addition of the Wheeling assets to the Vorteq portfolio is a logical follow-up to our highly successful 2016 acquisition of Prior Coated Metals,” says Jim Dockey, Vorteq’s CEO. “The transaction will enable Vorteq to better serve its gutter coil and residential building product customers, and we look forward to leveraging the enormous potential of P.V.S. with our sales force.”

Also, the company has added Mark Sherwin to its board of directors. Sherwin previously served as president of Centria.

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