AZZ Inc. Announces Acquisition of NuZinc, LLC to Expand Metal Coating Services
26 August 2019
AZZ Inc., a global provider of metal coating solutions, welding solutions, specialty electrical equipment and highly engineered services, announced today that it has acquired all the assets of NuZinc, LLC, ("NuZinc"), a privately held plating company in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. NuZinc provides electroplating services to the markets of aerospace, defense, telecommunications, medical, transportation and commercial industries. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. AZZ expects the acquisition will be accretive to earnings within the first year of operation.
Through the acquisition, AZZ gains the plating operations and employees of NuZinc, which operates in a 29,000 square foot facility in Garland, Texas. Going forward, AZZ intends to operate the facility as AZZ Powder Coating and Plating – Garland, and will integrate it with existing powder coating and plating operations the company operates in the area.
Michael Doucet, Senior Vice President of AZZ Surface Technologies commented, "We are pleased to welcome NuZinc's employees to AZZ and look forward to a seamless integration while providing customers with expanded services through our growing network of surface technology plants. With the addition of NuZinc, AZZ now operates six powder coating and plating operations in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. This acquisition adds value and expands our scope of services for customers throughout North America."
About NuZinc LLC.
NuZinc, LLC based in Garland, Texas, is a plating company committed to performance excellence and total customer satisfaction. Founded in 1993, the company is a certified women-owned business that provides ISO 9001:2015 certified and RoHS compliant plating processes for customers in aerospace, defense, telecommunications, medical, transportation, and commercial industries.
About AZZ Inc.
AZZ Inc. is a global provider of metal coating solutions, welding solutions, specialty electrical equipment and highly engineered services to the markets of power generation, transmission, distribution and industrial markets. AZZ Metal Coatings is a leading provider of metal finishing solutions for corrosion protection, including hot dip galvanizing to the North American steel fabrication industry. AZZ Energy is dedicated to delivering safe and reliable transmission of power from generation sources to end customers, and automated weld overlay solutions for corrosion and erosion mitigation to critical infrastructure in the energy markets worldwide.
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