April 04, 2000
Quanex(R) Acquires Imperial Products, Inc.; Indiana-Based Door Products Manufacturer Expands Company's Engineered Products Group
HOUSTON, April 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Quanex Corporation (NYSE: NX) announced
today that it has purchased Imperial Products, Inc., a leading manufacturer of
value-added exterior door components based in Richmond, Indiana, from Jayhawk
Growth Company, L.L.C. Terms of the transaction have not been disclosed.
"This acquisition expands the specialized design and manufacturing
operations of Quanex's Fabricated Products Division, which is part of the
company's Engineered Products Group," explained Vernon E. Oechsle, chairman
and chief executive officer of Quanex. "Imperial Products is a market leader
in the production of sophisticated residential exterior-door products for
customers nationwide. It fits nicely with our other fabrication plants,
providing innovative, patented products; superior customer service; and
advanced manufacturing processes at a modern facility."
Quanex's Fabricated Products Division includes one plant in Rice Lake,
Wisconsin (AMSCO) and two facilities in Chatsworth, Illinois (Homeshield).
The division uses specialized roll-forming, polylaminating, stamping, and
laser welding processes to produce custom-designed, value-added metal products
for the homebuilding and remodeling, office furniture, and other industries.
Quanex is a technological leader in the production of value-added
engineered steel bars, aluminum flat-rolled products, and engineered, formed-
metal products for transportation, capital equipment, building and
construction, packaging, defense and other industries. The company was
founded in 1927 and its stock is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under
the symbol NX. For more information, call or visit the company's web site at
Editorial contact: Patrick Cassidy of Quanex Corporation, 713-877-5389.
SOURCE Quanex Corporation
Web site: http: //www.quanex.com
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CONTACT: editorial, Patrick Cassidy, 713-877-5389, or financial, Jeff Galow, 713-877-5327, both of Quanex Corporation
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