Merger Creates Third Largest Metals Distributor In North America
Namasco Corporation & Macsteel Service Centers USA Launch New Name in Service Center Marketplace
Roswell, GA – (February 29, 2012) – Beginning on March 1, 2012, Namasco and Macsteel will start to operate under a new brand, Kloeckner Metals, as they prepare to finalize the merger of the two industry leaders later this year. This move is the first re-branding effort initiated by Kloeckner & Co SE,?in an effort to bring more recognition to its position as an industry leader in the global metals?distribution and service center industry. Bill Partalis will oversee the operational side of the US?activities as the Chief Executive Officer of Kloeckner Metals US, in addition to his duties as a member of?the Management Board of Kloeckner & Co SE. Together, these two companies, headquartered in?Roswell, GA, combine to form the third largest metals distributor in North America, bringing more value?to customers and the ability to service them from 57 points of distribution.
Kloeckner Metals is developing a new website (www.21lihe.com) and will be initiating a?robust advertising campaign to let the industry and our customers know of our expanded capabilities.?Our plans to grow organically and through acquisitions are still at the core of our strategy. Most?importantly, we are on sound financial footing which allows us to offer maximum service and reliability?to customers while simultaneously providing a safe and stable working environment for our employees.?We are excited about how Kloeckner Metals will combine the strengths of two very complementary?companies to be “MORE” for our customers, our suppliers, our personnel, and our shareholders.?Together with Kloeckner & Co SE, we will maintain a winning culture and a spirit of “transforming?distribution.”
About Kloeckner & Co? Kloeckner & Co is the largest producer-independent distributor of steel and metal products and one of?the leading steel service center? companies in the European and American markets combined. The core?business of the Kloeckner & Co Group is the warehousing and distribution of steel and nonferrous?metals as well as the operation of steel service centers. More than 170,000 active customers are?supplied through some 290 distribution and service locations by around 11,000 employees in 16?countries in Europe and America. The Company had sales of over 7 billion USD in the fiscal year 2010.?The shares of Kloeckner & Co SE are admitted to trading on the regulated market segment (Regulierter?Markt) of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (Frankfurter Wertpapierb?rse) with further post-admission obligations (Prime Standard). Kloeckner & Co shares are listed in the MDAX? index of Deutsche B?rse.
Steven Nghe is currently the Head of Marketing & Communications at Kloeckner Metals. Nghe is a marketing professional with more than 14 years of experience in various environments and industries. His goal is to tell you about the sexy side of steel. Nghe holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Management with a concentration in Marketing from North Carolina State University. Prior to Kloeckner, Nghe worked for Delta Dental, Wells Real Estate Funds, Georgia Institute of Technology and Doosan.