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Metals Distributor Ryerson Acquires BLP Holdings

In Houston-based BLP, Ryerson gains a supplier of complex fabrication services and toll processing capabilities.

Chicago-based industrial metals distributor Ryerson Holdings Corporation announced March 2 that it has acquired BLP Holdings, a supplier of complex fabrication services and toll processing capabilities based in Houston.

BLP is comprised of three divisions in Houston: Absolute Metal Products, Metal Cutting Specialists and Houston Water Jet. Together, they serve industries including oil and gas, aerospace, telecommunications and structural fabrication.

“BLP and its divisions offer advanced processing solutions aligned with our commitment to growing our high-margin, value-added business,” said Alan Singleton, Ryerson’s President, West Region. “Our investment in BLP provides an opportunity to further diversify our offerings, including additional toll processing services, as we strengthen the capabilities of our Ryerson service-center network. With this acquisition, we are pleased to welcome BLP Holdings to the Ryerson Family of Companies.”

“The capabilities of our divisions in cutting, water jet and advanced fabrication make up a collective expertise in metal processing complemented by a strong commitment to customer service,” added Richard Rose, principal owner of BLP Holdings. “We are pleased to bring the legacy and cumulative experience of our brands to Ryerson.”

Founded in 1842, Ryerson is a processor and distributor of industrial metals with operations in the U.S., Canada, Mexico and China. The company has approximately 4,200 employees across 100 locations.

Ryerson is a leading value-added processor and distributor of industrial metals, with operations in the United States, Canada, Mexico, and China. Founded in 1842, Ryerson has around 4,200 employees in approximately 100 locations.

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