AMM Awards: 2012 Steel Tube and Pipe Excellence Finalists

Jan 31, 2012 | 07:00 PM |

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In the competitive world of the steel tube and pipe industry, what does it take to be the best? AMM addresses that question as we present the finalists of our inaugural Awards for Steel Tube and Pipe Excellence program to recognize the most innovative companies or individuals.A total of 22 nominees were named finalists in 10 different categories by a panel of independent industry experts (note: those finalists marked Editors’ Choice were added by AMM staff).  A panel of distinguished judges will choose the winner in each category before we announce the results Feb. 6 at the Awards for Steel Tube and Pipe Excellence Dinner during our 5th Annual Steel Tube and Pipe Conference Feb. 6-8 in Houston.The judging panel of industry leaders and AMM staff, assembled exclusively for this event, will provide an impartial, professional and wide-ranging level of expertise.  The judges will evaluate nominations using a point-based qualitative approach to determine the overall winners among mills, distributors and other service providers with operations in North America.BEST MERGERS & ACQUISTIONS A.M. CASTLE & CO. (Editors' Choice)In December, Oak Brook, Ill.-based A.M. Castle & Co. completed its $165-million acquisition of Tube Supply Inc., a Houston-based distributor of products for the oil and gas industry. Jefferies & Co. Inc., a New York-based global investment bank, advised the company on the deal. “This transaction fits squarely within our existing oil and gas strategy and is a great long-term fit that will allow us to capitalize on the growing demand and opportunities....

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