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Mainline Metals Acquires Great South Metals

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Conshohocken, Pa.-headquartered Mainline Metals, Inc. has acquired Acworth, Ga.-based Great South Metals. Mainline Metals is a steel distributor with vast experience in the prime, excess and secondary steel markets. Great South Metals, under the leadership of President John Kingery, has become a leading flat-rolled service centers in the South.

The acquisition has immediately bolstered Mainline’s position as a nationwide provider of prime, excess and secondary steel. With over 36 years as a business, Mainline's core strengths are its personal service, industry knowledge, integrity, resourcefulness, and ability to react quickly to customer needs. The company has continued to diversify and expand based on rapidly changing market needs.

"This partnership presents the perfect opportunity for Great South Metals to leverage Mainline Metals’ robust industry knowledge,” said Mainline President Andrew Geisler. “At the same time, Great South Metals' expertise in the prime steel market and supply chain programs enhances Mainline Metals' capabilities to serve its customers and engage more deeply in the prime market. This is a mutually beneficial agreement for both companies and, in particular, our customers."

Dan Goldstein, vice president of sales for Mainline Metals, said, "We are excited to welcome everyone at Great South Metals, led by Gary Roberts, an industry veteran, to the Mainline family. Their ideal location, extensive set of flat-rolled value-added processing equipment, and, most importantly, their passionate and seasoned team add tremendous value and reach to our market offerings. The synergy of Mainline’s and Great South’s mutual strengths in hot-rolled, cold-rolled, galvanized, and prepainted products are ideal for our strategic growth."