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Reliance Steel & Aluminum Acquires Best Manufacturing

Written by Sandy Williams

Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co. has acquired custom sheet metal fabricator Best Manufacturing as of April 1, 2016. The company will operate as wholly-owned subsidiary of Reliance with current management remaining in place.

Headquartered in Jones Arkansas, Best Manufacturing provides various precision fabrication services including laser cutting, shearing, CNC punching, CNC forming and rolling, as well as welding, assembly, painting, inventory management and engineering expertise. The company posted sales of approximately $20 million in 2015 serving core customers in trucking, agriculture and energy.

“Best Manufacturing complements Reliance’s existing service center network extremely well given its specialty high margin products and value-added processing capabilities coupled with its strong focus on customer service,” commented Gregg Mollins, President and Chief Executive Officer of Reliance. “Best Manufacturing is known as a one-stop source for superior quality products and has a very good reputation in the markets it serves. We are very pleased to have Best Manufacturing join the Reliance family of companies.”

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