Central States Manufacturing acquires Georgia business

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Tontitown-based Central States Manufacturing Inc. closed a deal recently to acquire Storage Structures Inc. in Villa Rica, Ga. Financial terms of the deal, which closed on Dec. 30, were not disclosed in a Tuesday (Jan. 10) news release.

Central States makes and distributes metal building components such as roofing and siding. Storage Structures is a national metal building subcontractor focused on the self-storage industry.

“The synergies between the two companies will provide advantages to both customers and shareholders alike,” Central States CEO Jim Sliker said in the release. “Storage Structures is a leader in their industry with a like-minded commitment to customer service and operational excellence. They have been a premier customer, and I am excited to welcome them as new employee-owners.”

According to the release, Richard Allen has been named president of Storage Structures.

“This allows Storage Structures to merge deep steel-supply relationships and customer-focused manufacturing with our reputation of revolutionary products and service-oriented approach to construction,” Allen said in the release.  “This transaction strengthens our position as a provider to the self-storage industry.”

Central States was founded in 1988. The company is 100% employee-owned, with over 1,200 employee-owners and 11 manufacturing facilities, serving over 6,000 commercial, architectural, post-frame, and residential customers across the United States.