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Insteel Industries acquires assets of Tatano Wire

Insteel Industries, Inc. announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Insteel Wire Products Company had purchased all of the concrete pipe and box culvert reinforcement production equipment and certain related assets of Tatano Wire and Steel, Inc.

Tatano is a producer of welded wire reinforcement and wire products located in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania. Insteel notes that it is the nation's largest manufacturer of steel wire reinforcing products for concrete construction applications. Insteel manufactures and markets prestressed concrete strand and welded wire reinforcement, including engineered structural mesh, concrete pipe reinforcement and standard welded wire reinforcement. It manufactures concrete pipe and box culvert reinforcement products at six facilities located in Arizona, Florida, Missouri, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Texas.

Per a story in the Observer-Reporter, Charles Tatano had started Tatano Wire & Steel in Houston in 1990, making wire mesh in Houston. He had previously worked for 30 years at the Forbes Steel & Wire Corp. plant, and in 1992 he bought the Canonsburg plant.

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