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Lapham-Hickey Announces Expansion Into Mexico

Written by Becca Moczygemba

Lapham-Hickey Steel is continuing its growth by taking a controlling stake in Mexico’s lamination stamper and value-added services provider VC Laminations.

CoilVC Laminations, located in Queretaro, Mexico, is a family-owned business that produces a complete line of E&I and motor laminations to the electric and power generation markets. The manufacturer has 10 high-speed progressive stamping presses, in-house annealing capabilities and multiple cut-to-length lines.

Rome, Ga.-based service center Lapham-Hickey expressed its enthusiasm for the partership, noting that it positions the organization to be a prominent service center with value-added services for electrical steel. VC Laminations will continue to operate under its current name.

“As we developed a relationship with VC Laminations and the Casas family, it was clear their family business shared similar core values with Lapham-Hickey. The alignment of the culture at VC and the shared vision for both companies to be a market leader in the electrical steel market will be a solid foundation for our partnership,” said chief commercial officer of Lapham-Hickey, Will Hickey.

“Lapham-Hickey is the definition of excellence in the steel industry, and we are excited to begin this new chapter under the leadership of Brian and Will Hickey,” commented Rodrigo Casas, general director of VC Laminations.

Lapham-Hickey also recently announced the acquisition of SMC Metal Fabricators of Oshkosh, Wisc., whose primary services include laser cutting, forming, welding, powder coating, and assembly services.

Lapham-Hickey Steel is a family-owned service center with locations throughout the Midwest, East Coast, and Southeast US. In addition to providing carbon steel products, it also provides cold-rolled motor lamination steel, non-grain oriented electrical steel, and grain-oriented electrical steels with capabilities including coil slitting, sheets, shunts, and DG cores. It currently serves the electrical steel markets out of its Chicago and Rome, Ga. locations.

By Becca Moczygemba,

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