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Worthington Industries Acquires
Mississippi Metalforming Company

Monday, June 8, 2009
Columbus, OH-based Worthington Industries Inc., a diversified company with 60 manufacturing facilities in 10 countries, acquired Piper Metal Forming Corp., New Albany, MS, a producer of aluminum high-pressure cylinders and impact extruded steel and aluminum parts. The acquisition includes Piper’s related companies—U.S. Respiratory, which assembles and distributes medical cylinder products; and Pacific Cylinders, which provides West Coast distribution from Diamond Springs, CA. Worthington Industries ( produces metal framing, pressure cylinders, automotive stampings, metal-ceiling grid systems and laser-welded blanks.


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