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Reliance Acquires Fry Steel

Written by Sandy Williams

Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co. plans to acquire Fry Steel Co., a general line and long bar distributor in Santa Fe Springs, Calif.

Fry Steel performs cutting services on its diverse product assortment of over 8,000 types and conditions of long bar product including stainless, alloy, aluminum, carbon, brass and bronze. The acquisition will complement Reliance’s strategy of acquiring high-margin businesses focused on specialty products and further supports its customer and product diversification strategy.

The transaction is expected to close in early 2020, subject to customary closing conditions.

Through many acquisitions and organic growth, Reliance has become the industry’s largest service center organization with more than 300 stocking locations and sales last year totaling $11.5 billion. 

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