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Flack Global Metals, First American Resources Plan New Processing Facility

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Flack Global Metals and First American Resources have developed a new coil coating and metal processing facility to meet customer demand for high-end, surface-critical coated products. The 360,000-square-foot facility will be located in Athena, Ga.

Executives say the new facility will meet market demand for material with significant flatness and surface-critical attributes. Its location will serve the appliance, automotive, truck and trailer, architectural, and HVAC manufacturers in the Southeastern United States.

"We are excited about our partnership with FGM. Both companies share the same entrepreneurial spirit, same values and strive to be the best in quality and service," says Chris Koslowski, CEO of First American Resources. "Our business models complement each other perfectly. We should be ideally positioned for sustained growth and look forward to this new chapter."

"With our combined experience in the coating of these applications and our leading market position in these segments, this facility will advance our ability to service our customers – both in the quality of the end product and logistically with its position in the Southeastern United States,” says Jeremy Flack, CEO of FGM.

The new facility will offer coil coating for material up to 62 inches in width and gauge capability of 0.009 to 0.050 inches. It will also include advanced offerings, including in-line tension leveling, clean room/clean-surface capability, continuous optical surface monitoring, a high-speed slitting line, embossing, cut-to-length and sophisticated inspection capabilities. The facility is designed to handle application-critical market applications in aluminum, stainless steel, bare and pre-painted carbon. It is expected to be qualified and ready for initial trials in late spring.