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Maksteel Acquires LexWest Steel

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Maksteel, a Union Partners company, has acquired LexWest Steel based in Los Angeles. LexWest Steel is a full-line distributor of flat-rolled steel products and will be rebranded as Maksteel USA under the expanding Union Partners portfolio.

Maksteel USA is a U.S. division of Maksteel, which is based in Canada.  Maksteel's geographic footprint and processing capabilities grow with this addition and U.S. distribution now spans from the Midwest and South regions to strategic locations in Los Angeles and a soon-to-be announced expansion in Arizona. This westward growth is key for Maksteel as they continue to pride themselves on providing superior service, products and capabilities to their customers, vendors and suppliers across the country, the company claims.

LexWest Steel was founded in 2001 and currently operates out of Los Angeles, with sales offices in Arizona and Texas. The company offers slitting and cut-to-length capabilities, and carries a variety of hot rolled, cold rolled, coated and pre-painted flat rolled products.  With the addition of LexWest, Maksteel now operates out of nine facilities in the U.S. and Canada.  

"LexWest is a trusted and familiar name, and I am confident that our LexWest team and operations will thrive under Maksteel,” said Union Partners Co-Founder Paul Douglass.

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