RICHMOND, Va.--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Tredegar Corporation (NYSE:TG) announced today that its subsidiary, The William L Bonnell Company, Inc. (“Bonnell Aluminum”), has agreed to acquire 100% of the equity interests of Futura Industries Corporation (“Futura”) on a net debt-free basis for approximately $92 million. The acquisition, which will be funded using Tredegar’s existing revolving credit facility and treated as an asset purchase for U.S. federal income tax purposes, is expected to be immediately accretive to Tredegar’s consolidated ongoing earnings. Closing of the transaction is expected by mid-February.
“The addition of Futura to our aluminum extrusions business strengthens us on all fronts. Futura has an excellent management team that is very focused on customer satisfaction. Their strong market position in value-added segments in the western U.S. complements Bonnell very nicely.”
Futura, headquartered in Clearfield, Utah, with a national sales presence and particular strength in the western U.S., designs and manufactures a wide range of extruded aluminum products for a number of industries and end markets, including branded flooring trims and TSLOTS, as well as OEM components for truck grills, solar panels, fitness equipment and other applications. Futura has approximately 350 employees and preliminary EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization) for 2016 of $13.6 million. For additional information, please visit www.futuraind.com.
Commenting on the acquisition, John Gottwald, Tredegar’s President and CEO, said, “The addition of Futura to our aluminum extrusions business strengthens us on all fronts. Futura has an excellent management team that is very focused on customer satisfaction. Their strong market position in value-added segments in the western U.S. complements Bonnell very nicely.”
About Tredegar Corporation
Tredegar Corporation is a manufacturer of plastic films and aluminum extrusions. A global company headquartered in Richmond, Virginia, Tredegar had 2015 sales of $896 million. With approximately 2,800 employees, the company operates manufacturing facilities in North America, South America, Europe, and Asia.
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