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Posted by Tasha Weiss on July 11, 2012 at 3:58 PM.
Alamo Iron Works, a San Antonio-based steel fabrication company and an AISC member, announced recently that it has bought the assets of SGS Industrial Supplies, Inc., a distributor of steel and industrial products in the Rio Grande Valley area of South Texas.
Two years after Industrial Distribution Group (IDG) bought Alamo Iron Works, the 137-year-old company will expand its distribution network in South Texas by combining its operations with SGS. Alamo Iron Works is no stranger to the Rio Grande Valley, having served customers in the area for more than 80 years, frequently crossing paths with previous competitor SGS, which has been active in the market for 60 years.
The combined company will provide increased field sales support, unmatched inventory levels and a comprehensive catalogue of industrial supply and steel products and services.
“This opportunity allows us to enhance our historical position in the Rio Grande Valley while maintaining and expanding the valuable relationships nurtured by SGS,” said Alamo Iron Works President F.M. “Duffy” Shea. “We are in a position of strength thanks to the investment and commitment of our parent company, Industrial Distribution Group, which has allowed us to successfully grow the business and take advantage of timely opportunities.”
IDG Lead Board Director Scott Prince added, “SGS has an excellent reputation for serving customers throughout the Rio Grande Valley. Existing Alamo Iron Works customers now have access to two new locations in ‘The Valley,’ while SGS customers have access to an expanded number of products and steel services that were not available to them before this combination.”
Together the companies are extending their joint commitment to the local community by continuing full operation of both SGS distribution centers in Pharr and Brownsville, Texas.