By Nick Gilbert
NCI Building Systems has declared that it has acquiredMetl-Span for $145 million cash.
Metl-Span,with an evaluated income of 171.5 million dollars for the last four quarters ended 31 March 2012, is a manufacturer of power-efficient, economical insulatedmetal wall and roof segments for industrial, business and cold storage structures. Touted to be an expert in the manufacture of insulated metal panels for over forty years, Metl-Span establishments occupy several million square feet in the USA and elsewhere.
Considering the positive response of consumers, Norman C chambers, NCI chairman, president and CEO,opines that the procurement of Metl-Span provides the benefit of an extended clientele and an expected increase in income inthe coming years, besides strengthening the position of NCI as the principal supplier of insulated metal panels for nonresidential structures. He looked forward to integrating with NCI Metl-Span’s 330 dedicated employees and the manufacturer representative establishments that played a vital role in the sale of theproducts of Metl-Span.
NCI also renewed its existing term loan by 250 million dollars, and used that along with about 40 million dollars cash-in-hand to finance the purchase of Metl-Span, repay the current loan, and meet the charges of the purchase and refinancing. NCI, alsoa manufacturer of metal items for the nonresidential structures industry, operates from various manufacturing establishments in the USA and Mexico and sales units in the USA and Canada.
The anticipated progress of NCI expressed in the forward-looking statements is obviously subject to various contributing factors such as NCI’s capacity to properly integrate Metl-Span and use the organization’s expertise, industry seasonality and weather, fluctuation in customer demand, raw material pricing and availability, activities of the competition, changes in government rules, etc. to name a few.
Source: NCI Building Systems