Quanex’s Atmosphere buy adds niche to its heat-treat business

Dec 15, 2006 | 06:48 PM | Sam Kusic

Quanex Corp.'s acquisition of metal heat-treater Atmosphere Annealing Inc. will serve as a gateway into a niche part of the heat-treating business, a company spokesman said.

Quanex has the capability to heat-treat long bars while Atmosphere Annealing treats pieces, something the Houston-based company hasn't previously been involved with, the spokesman said. "It's a good little strategic fit," advancing Quanex's efforts to be a one-stop shop for its Tier 1 and Tier 2 automotive customers.....

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