Valmont Acquires American Galvanizing Company

OMAHA, Neb. – Valmont Industries, Inc. (NYSE: VMI), a leading global manufacturer of engineered products and services for infrastructure, and mechanized irrigation equipment for agriculture, and a provider of coatings services, announced today the acquisition of American Galvanizing Company of Folsom, New Jersey. This increases Valmont Coatings' network to 33 facilities located in 6 countries around the world.

American Galvanizing Company is a leader in hot-dip galvanizing in the Northeast United States. They have earned a highly respected reputation within the industry for excellent customer service and the high quality of their work. Well established for over 30 years, American Galvanizing provides corrosion protection services to structural steel fabricators and steel manufacturers throughout the Northeast region. With this acquisition, Valmont Coatings expands its business into this important market. Rick Cornish, Group President of Valmont's Global Coatings Segment, says, "I am excited for Valmont Coatings to better serve galvanizing customers in the Northeast United States. American Galvanizing will continue to offer its customers the same great service they have enjoyed for so many years, supported by our coast-to-coast network of facilities in North America."

"Bringing together these companies provides exciting opportunities for our business and employees. The cultural match is very good. Customer focus is the basis of what both companies value. We look forward to being part of the Valmont team," added John Gregor, President, American Galvanizing Company.

Valmont is a global leader, designing and manufacturing highly engineered products that support global infrastructure development and agricultural productivity. Its products for infrastructure serve highway, transportation, wireless communication, electric transmission, and industrial construction and energy markets. Its mechanized irrigation equipment for large scale agriculture improves farm productivity while conserving fresh water resources. In addition, Valmont provides coatings services that protect against corrosion and improve the service lives of steel and other metal products.

SOURCE Valmont Industries, Inc.

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