NEW YORK Samuel, Son
& Co. Ltd. has closed its acquisition of the assets of
Wilkinson Steel and Metals Inc.
The acquisition substantially
increases the Mississauga, Ontario-based companys
presence in the western Canadian provinces of British Columbia,
Alberta and Saskatchewan. It will strengthen the companys
strategic alliances in such industries as forestry, mining and
shipbuilding in British Columbia; oil, gas and mining in
Alberta; and agriculture, mining and oil in Saskatchewan,
president and chief executive officer Wayne Bassett said in a
statement April 30.
The acquisition will add a new
product line of bars and structurals to the current Samuel, Son
product line in western Canada, as well as boost Samuel,
Sons market position in carbon plate and sheet.
Wilkinson Steel president Bill Hughes will now assume the
role of vice president and general manager of the company as it
will continue to operate as an independent division of Samuel,