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RHI Magnesita to buy US-based Resco

Written by Ethan Bernard

RHI Magnesita has announced its intention to acquire Pittsburgh-based refractory producer Resco Group for an enterprise value of up to $430 million.

Global refractory provider RHI Magnesita, based in Vienna, Austria, said the buy continues its growth in alumina-based refractories by giving US customers improved product offerings.

Resco makes shaped and unshaped refractories, including products for use in the steel, aluminum, petrochemical, and cement industries. It operates seven plants and two raw material sites in the US, as well as two plants in the UK and Canada.

“I am pleased to report that the acquisition of Resco represents a step-change for our US business and our North American production footprint,” Stefan Borgas, CEO of RHI Magnesita, said in a statement on March 29.

“The acquisition advances our ‘local-for-local’ production strategy and will shorten supply chains, improve our speed of reaction, and increase the security of supply of refractories for our customers. We are listening to our customers and responding to their desires,” he added.

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