Nucor Grating to Acquire AMICO Bar Grating Assets

7 February 2017

Fisher & Ludlow, Inc. announced today that it is acquiring the assets of Alabama Metal Industries Corporation's (AMICO's) bar grating facility located in Bourbonnais, Illinois, as well as the bar grating equipment and related inventory at three other AMICO locations. Fisher & Ludlow fabricates steel and aluminum bar grating products that are sold under the brand name Nucor Grating.

"This acquisition is an important step in growing our North American market leadership for bar grating products," said Pat McFadden, President of Fisher & Ludlow, Inc. "We are excited to expand our business and welcome 80 new teammates to our company."

Fisher & Ludlow is a leading supplier of grating products in North America. The company's grating products are used as flooring for stairs, mezzanines and walkways by a wide variety of industrial and commercial customers.  The company projects that it will produce 50,000 tons of bar grating products from the Bourbonnais facility.

Fisher & Ludlow is a subsidiary of Nucor Corporation.  The company has developed an international reputation for quality products since it was established in Canada in 1954. Nucor and its affiliates are manufacturers of steel products, with operating facilities primarily in the U.S. and Canada.  

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