Eastern Metal Supply (EMS), a national distributor of aluminum products in Lake Worth, Florida, has purchased Fort Lauderdale-based Tigress Trading Company Inc. and Tigress Specialty Metals Products Manufacturing Inc., anticipating growth through product line expansion.
"We are very excited about the acquisition of Tigress and the opportunities it gives us to expand our rapidly growing marine markets as well as our manufacturing capabilities for the marine industry," EMS Florida Co-General Manager Craig Lightle said.
Eastern Metal Supply (EMS) provides “just-in-time” delivery of aluminum extrusions, hurricane shutters, sunshades, decking, fencing, sign extrusions and marine extrusions and accessories. This approach allows customers to order materials as they need them, avoiding storage fees and freeing their cash flow.
Supported by its various warehouses throughout Florida and its capability to cut, drill and polish various aluminum extrusions and sheet products, EMS saves customers time and money, perpetuating its 30-year reputation as a first-class supplier of aluminum products.
With the company’s long-term commitment to manufacturing and distributing marine products including anodized pads, hardware, BDA pipe, rod holders, electronic boxes and lights, the acquisition will strengthen EMS' foothold in the saltwater sports fishing industry as the firm continues to diversify its product line for marine customers.
The transaction will provide current EMS customers with access to Tigress products currently sold via local stores, online, and additional marine distribution outlets, such as rod holders, outriggers and accessories, kite fishing tackle, antenna mounts, lighting, chair accessories and precision-engineered sports fishing equipment.
"This acquisition will be helpful to our customers by allowing them to be able to fulfill more of their overall marine requirements with just one trading partner," Dan Madden, EMS Florida co-general manager, said.