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November 11, 2016

BGL’s Metals Team Announces the Sale of Independence Tube Corporation

Brown Gibbons Lang & Company (BGL) is pleased to announce the sale of Independence Tube Corporation (ITC) to Nucor Corporation (NYSE: NUE) in a $435 million transaction. BGL’s Metals team served as the exclusive financial advisor to ITC in the transaction.

Independence Tube Corporation is a leading manufacturer of hollow steel tubing used in a broad array of structural and mechanical applications including nonresidential construction, infrastructure, and agricultural and construction equipment end markets. Since its founding over 40 years ago, ITC has expanded its manufacturing footprint from a single 53,000 square foot facility to four facilities in Illinois and Alabama encompassing 1.7 million square feet of space dedicated to the production of tube and pipe products. The company is an industry leader in its primary product line, hollow structural section (HSS) steel tubing, holding the second largest market share nationally. With its broad product portfolio and comprehensive manufacturing capabilities, ITC is positioned as one of the only integrated, “one-stop” suppliers in the industry. The addition of ITC will establish a new growth platform for Nucor, expanding its value-added product offering. The acquisition will also allow Nucor to offer a wider selection of products to its fabricator and service center customers and strengthen its presence in the nonresidential construction market.

About Nucor

Nucor and its affiliates are manufacturers of steel products, with operating facilities primarily in the U.S. and Canada. Products produced include: carbon and alloy steel—in bars, beams, sheet and plate; steel piling; steel joists and joist girders; steel deck; fabricated concrete reinforcing steel; cold finished steel; steel fasteners; metal building systems; steel grating; and wire and wire mesh. Nucor, through The David J. Joseph Company, also brokers ferrous and nonferrous metals, pig iron and HBI/DRI; supplies ferro-alloys; and processes ferrous and nonferrous scrap. Nucor is North America’s largest recycler. Please visit for more information.