Mergers & Acquisitions

We continue to look for opportunities to grow our business and are actively seeking new M&A ideas.

Since 2010, we have acquired 20 companies. Through these acquisitions, we have bolstered our capabilities and have gained exposure to the alternative fuels, oil and gas, consumer products, and life sciences end markets.

 

LATEST ACQUISITIONS

CryoScience   Amtrol - (2017)
Worthington Industries acquired Amtrol, a leading manufacturer of pressure cylinders and water system tanks. The acquisition strengthens Worthington's industrial gas and consumer products businesses and complements the refrigerant cylinder manufacturing capabilities. Worthington and Amtrol's manufacturing operations are similar and have significant overlap in distribution channels.
 

ACQUISITIONS IN INDUSTRIAL GAS

CryoScience   Taylor Wharton - CryoScience - (2015)
Worthington Industries purchased the assets of the global CryoScience business of Taylor Wharton, including the company's manufacturing facility located in Theodore, Ala. Worthington also acquired intellectual and manufacturing property focused on the cryogenic industrial and LNG markets.
 

ACQUISITIONS IN STEEL PROCESSING

Rome Steel   Rome Strip Steel Company  - (2015)
Located in Rome, New York, Rome Strip Steel specializes in manufacturing cold rolled steel to extremely tight tolerances, which is primarily used in the automotive industry. The acquisition adds a third, high value-add, cold rolling and annealing facility to the Company.
 

ACQUISITIONS IN ALTERNATIVE FUELS
 

Trilogy   Trilogy - Fuel Systems - (2015)
The Pressure Cylinders segment acquired the CNG fuel solutions assets of Trilogy Engineered Solutions. Trilogy's extended-range hybrid back of cab and vocational rail mount models add to Worthington's innovative fuel system portfolio for medium and heavy-duty truck applications.
 
James Russell   James Russell Engineering Works - (2014)
Located in Boston, James Russell Engineering Works manufactures aluminum and stainless steel cryogenic transport trailers used for hauling liquid oxygen, nitrogen, argon, hydrogen and liquefied natural gas (LNG) for top producers and distributors of Industrial gases and LNG.
 
ARITAS   Aritas - (2014)
Worthington Industries acquired a 75 percent stake in ARITAS, one of Europe's leading LNG (liquefied natural gas) and cryogenic technology companies. The facility, located in Turkey, manufactures cryogenic storage and transport tanks, and ISO containers in varying capacities.
 
dHybrid Systems   dHybrid Systems - (2014)
Worthington Industries acquired a majority interest in dHybrid Systems, a leader in compressed natural gas (CNG) fuel systems, including its 50,000 square foot manufacturing facility located in Salt Lake City, Utah. The main markets for dHybrid's fuel systems are refuse and heavy-duty trucks.
 

ACQUISITIONS IN OIL & GAS

CryoScience   Westerman Companies - (2012)
Worthington acuqired Westerman Companies, a leading manufacturer of highly technical products for global energy markets, including tanks and pressure vessels for the oil and gas, nuclear and marine markets. 
 
Midstream Equipment   Midstream Equipment - (2014)
Located in Skiatook, Okla., Midstream Equipment manufactures patented horizontal heated and high pressure separators used to separate oilfield fluids and gas for drilling in the Eagle Ford Shale. The facility is also situated to serve customers in the Permian Basin.
 

OTHER ACQUIRED PLATFORMS
 

NetBraze   NetBraze, LLC. - (2016)
Worthington Industries acquired the business of NetBraze, LLC., a manufacturer of brazing alloys, silver brazing filler metals, solders and fluxes, primarily used in plumbing, HVAC-R, industrial gas and OEM markets. These products save an operator resources and time.
 
Coleman   Coleman - (Certain Assets) - (2011)
Worthington Industries purchased the propane fuel cylinder assets of Coleman, acquiring the Coleman facility located in Maize, Kansas. The facility manufactures 16 oz. propane fuel cylinders under the Coleman trademark, which are primarily used for camping.
 
Bernzomatic   Bernzomatic - (2011)
Worthington Industries purchased the Bernzomatic brand from Newell Rubbermaid Inc., acquiring manufacturing facilities located in North Carolina and New York. Bernzomatic is known for manufacturing hand-held torches, solder guns, torch/fuel kits and accessories.
 
Angus-Palm   Angus Industries  - (2011)
Worthington Industries purchased Angus-Palm Industries, a market leader in the design and manufacturing of operator cabs for mobile equipment. Based in Watertown, S.D., Angus-Palm designs and manufactures high-quality and custom engineered cabs and operator stations.
   

NEW PLATFORM CRITERIA:

  • Exposure to attractive mega trends/macro growth drivers
  • Highly-engineered or technology-enabled products and services in diverse markets
  • EBITDA Margins > 10%
  • Demonstrable competitive advantage
  • Headquartered in North America
 

STRATEGIC ADD-ONS:

  • Pressure Cylinders: oil and gas equipment and associated services, consumer products/retail, cryogenic equipment and services for industrial gas, LNG, and life science applications
  • Steel Processing: high value-added steel processing, automotive lightweighting technologies
  • Engineered Cabs: metal fabrication for agriculture, construction and mining equipment

M&A APPROACH AND PROCESS:

  • Assess opportunities quickly but thoughtfully
  • Strong balance sheet and profitability (FY2015 Adj. EBITDA of $328 million) provide ample liquidity for new acquisitions