AZZ Inc. Announces the Acquisition of DAAM Galvanizing Co. Ltd.
2 March 2022
AZZ Inc. a global provider of galvanizing and metal coating solutions, welding solutions, specialty electrical equipment and highly engineered services for maintaining and building critical infrastructure, announced today that it has entered into an agreement to acquire DAAM Galvanizing Co. Ltd. ("DAAM"), a privately held hot-dip galvanizing company based in Edmonton, Alberta Canada. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
DAAM has a 60-year reputation of industry excellence, commitment to continuous improvement, safety, quality and customer satisfaction. AZZ expects the acquisition will be accretive to earnings within the first year of operation.
Through the acquisition, AZZ will add Western Canada's most trusted provider of hot-dip galvanizing services to its well-established and successful metal coatings operation. DAAM currently operates two galvanizing facilities in Canada; one located in Edmonton, Alberta and a second in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, as well as a service depot in Calgary, Alberta. Upon closing, AZZ intends to operate the new facilities as AZZ Galvanizing – Edmonton and AZZ Galvanizing – Saskatoon, and make further investments in Calgary to extend AZZ's ability to support customers in Central and Western Canada. The new metal coatings plants will be integrated into AZZ's existing network of hot-dip galvanizing plants, increasing its total hot-dip galvanizing network to 42 sites in North America.
Bryan L. Stovall, President & COO of AZZ Metal Coatings, commented, "With a long and successful operating history of more than 60 years, we are pleased to reach an agreement to add DAAM Galvanizing to AZZ's Metal Coatings portfolio. This acquisition is a testament to our commitment to drive profitable growth and strengthen our Metal Coatings business. The addition of DAAM will expand AZZ's geographical coverage in the Northwest and enhances its scope of metal coating services in Canada. We welcome DAAM's employees and customers to AZZ and look forward to a seamless integration with uninterrupted industry-leading customer service."
About DAAM Galvanizing Co. Ltd.
Founded in 1954, DAAM Galvanizing has grown to become Western Canada's leading — and largest — lead-free galvanizing company. The Company delivers end-to-end corrosion protection solutions for steel structures that are guaranteed to last a lifetime. With a team of experts including Engineers, Quality Control/Inspectors, and Safety personnel, DAAM provides customers with unmatched value and trusted performance through a network of facilities located in Edmonton, Alberta, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, and a depot in Calgary, Alberta.
About AZZ Inc.
AZZ Inc. is a global provider of galvanizing and a variety of metal coating solutions, welding solutions, specialty electrical equipment and highly engineered services to a broad range of markets, including but not limited to, the power generation, transmission, distribution, refining and industrial markets. AZZ's Metal Coatings segment is a leading provider of metal finishing solutions for corrosion protection, including hot dip galvanizing, spin galvanizing, powder coating, anodizing and plating, to the North American steel fabrication industry. AZZ's Infrastructure Solutions segment 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 and waste management markets worldwide.
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