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Worthington Acquires Majority Ownership of Samuel Steel Pickling

Written by Sandy Williams

Worthington Industries has acquired majority ownership of Samuel Steel Pickling Co., which it has held in a joint venture with Samuel, Son & Co. since 2010. Worthington will hold a 63 percent share of the venture and Samuel 37 percent.

Worthington’s recently acquired Heidtman Cleveland facility and Samuel Steel Pickling will be combined, forming Worthington Samuel Coil Processing, LLC. The joint venture’s earnings will be consolidated into Worthington’s Steel Processing business unit.

“Adding the Heidtman Cleveland facility will enhance the joint venture’s pickling capabilities in this area,” said Worthington Industries Chairman & CEO John McConnell. “Leveraging the strengths and capabilities of these facilities will allow us to better serve our customers in this market.”

The new venture will have 170 employees working at three facilities in northern Ohio, including one in Twinsburg and two in Cleveland.

Headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, Worthington operates 57 manufacturing and processing facilities in 15 states and six countries and sells into over 90 countries. The company has approximately 9,000 employees.

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