MetalTek acquires Florida fabricator


Waukesha-based MetalTek International has acquired Lakeland, Fla.-based industrial metal fabrication and machining company Specialty Maintenance and Construction Inc.

SMCI serves high performance markets, such as energy, with close tolerance services. Founded in 1977, the company manufactures a wide range of products, including piping, equipment components, structural designs, hardware and pressure vessels.

“Joining with MetalTek provides SMCI with a unique opportunity to grow in those markets where we truly have something special to offer,” said Kevin Hissem, vice president and general manager at SMCI. “Our target markets, business philosophies and culture, and commitment to providing exceptional products and services to our customers are really aligned with MetalTek’s. The technical expertise along with the sales and marketing horsepower of our combined companies will give our customers even more capabilities to pick from.”

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MetalTek has five other U.S. locations and two facilities in the United Kingdom. The acquisition will further MetalTek’s international growth strategy.

“We are very excited to be able to continue to offer our customers the expanded capabilities of a world class metals technology company,” said MetalTek CEO Robert Smickley. “The breadth and depth of MetalTek’s product and service package is further enhanced by the considerable offerings of our new partner SMCI. We know of no other company anywhere that can provide customers in our markets the range of high quality products from various metalworking technologies that they can get from MetalTek.”

“The addition of SMCI to our newly formed Energy Group puts us in a very strong position to be the ‘go-to guys’ for almost anything metal in our targeted key environmental and energy markets,” Smickley said. “We will continue to do whatever it takes to help our customers access the alloy materials and process technology that they need to be successful in their markets.”

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