Steel Dynamics to Acquire Vulcan Threaded Products to Expand Finishing
"During 2015, we identified the pursuit of higher-margin downstream business opportunities that utilize our steel products in their manufacturing processes, as one of our target growth objectives," stated Mark D. Millett, President and Chief Executive Officer. "A strategy intended to reduce volatility during both strong and weak market cycles, given steel raw material supply optionality. During weak steel demand environments these businesses could purchase steel internally from our own mills, thus increasing SDI's steel mill utilization. As a consumer of special-bar-quality products currently produced at our Engineered Bar Products Division, Vulcan depicts this model perfectly and fits well within our core operating strengths."
" has been a valued customer of our Engineered Bar Products Division for over a decade. I congratulate Bill and Kent Upton on the creation of a tremendous company and team. We are looking forward to welcoming the employees and customers of Vulcan into the Steel Dynamics family. We are excited to add the quality of Vulcan's brand and products to our portfolio," concluded Millett.
The transaction is valued at approximately 5.0 times trailing twelve month March 31, 2016 EBITDA, excluding potential income tax-related benefits. The transaction is subject to customary conditions and receipt of regulatory approvals. Steel Dynamics expects to obtain all necessary regulatory approvals and complete the transaction by August 2016.