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JAN 2018

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www.metalcenternews.com Metal Center News — January 2018 ❘ 9 Eastern Metal Supply Acquires Endeck Product Line Lake Worth, Fla.-based Eastern Metal Supply Inc. has acquired the Endeck capped cellular PVC product line of deck, dock and fascia boards from Enduris Inc. EMS, a ser- vice center and manufacturing company, is North America's 34th-largest distribution company. The purchase includes all tooling, embossing equipment, proprietary formulations, testing, certifications, trademarks, literature and inventory, according to EMS. The company says it expected to resume manufacturing in December, with an early focus on rebuilding inventories in all EMS locations and at other master distributors of the Endeck lines. The Jacksonville-based PVC fence, deck and railing products manufacturer decided to move away from manu- facturing earlier this year. That decision prompted the sale Schelling fm12 CLEAN, PRECISE CUTS ON ALUMINUM PLATES UP TO 10" THICK 301 Kitty Hawk Drive, Morrisville, NC 919.544.0430 | www.imaschelling.us COME TO RALEIGH, NC FOR A DEMO! The robust 90 HP motor on the fm12 Plate Sa w delivers exceptional cutting performance on non-ferrous metals. Its patented CLEAN-UP function removes 99.5% of chips, increasing precision while protecting plate surfaces. Schelling's new pressure beam system ensures secure material clamping, while air flotation tables simplify heavy-duty plate handling. The versatile fm12 can be operated independently or in an integrated production system. L apham-Hickey Steel Corp., Chicago, has announced a leadership transition. Bill Hickey, the company's president for the past 40 years, will step down from the day-to-day operations. Brian Hickey will be promoted to president, effective Jan. 1, and Will Hickey will become chief commercial officer. Steve Ford will also become executive vice president. Bill Hickey has been serving as president of North America's 35th-largest service center company since 1977. Hickey, the 2012 recipient of Metal Center News' Service Center Executive of the Year honor, will remain with Lapham-Hickey as chairman. Hickey has been a leading figure in the metals distribu- tion and manufacturing industries. He has served numer- ous roles within the Metals Service Center Institute and has also been a longtime member of the Industry Trade Advisory Committee, a Congressionally created group that advises the Commerce Department and U.S. Trade Representative on the effects of trade on U.S. industry. Bill Hickey says he had been considering stepping down from the day-to-day operations for more than a year, and decided this was the time to turn over the busi- ness to his sons. "They're both wonderful people. It's their time," he says, noting that his sons are far more comfort- able dealing with the new metrics and technology that are a focal point of business than he has been. Brian Hickey will operate out of the Chicago head- quarters, while Will Hickey will remain in the Minne- apolis branch. Bill Hickey will continue to advise on large company efforts as chairman, but will be removed from the day to day. Lapham-Hickey Steel Names New President

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