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Alro Finalizes Acquisition of Access Metals

Written by Becca Moczygemba

Metals supplier Alro Steel has completed the acquisition of Access Metals, a service center and supplier located in Essex, Md. Effective Sept. 30, the purchase allows Alro to continue growing its customer base.

Arlo SteelAccess Metals caters to small-purchase customers, both from the public and within the manufacturing, machining, and fabricating industries.

“Alro shares my philosophy to exceed customer expectations through superior service and teamwork,” stated Yolanda Drenner, founder of Access Metals.

“The acquisition of Access Metals will add the convenience of same day pickup including cut-to-size metals for current Alro customers in the Baltimore area. Access Metals customers will have access to Alro’s broad range of inventory and processing capabilities,” stated Brian Glick, Alro’s vice president of business development and marketing.

It’s been a busy year for Alro. In Apriul it acquired Klein Steel, a service center with multiple locations in New York, and it opened a new facility in Fort Wayne, Ind., in July.  

Founded in 1948, Alro is a Jackson, Mich.-based steel and industrial supply provider with over 70 locations across 13 states. It maintains an online marketplace where customers can purchase cut-to-size metal products, including pipe, sheet, and plate. Its processing options include waterjet, laser, and precision sawing.

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