TPI March 2024

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Zekelman invests in facilities and technology Zekelman Industries, the North America based independent steel pipe and tube manufacturer, has introduces a new brand. Executive chairman and CEO Barry Zekelman launched the first ever company-wide townhall live from Zekelman’s newest and most technologically advanced factory in Rochelle, US at the start of the year, streaming to thousands of workers at multiple facilities across the US and Canada. He outlined future plans for the company and encouraged all associates to embrace the company’s new slogan: “believe in what you build.” the past five years, the company has invested over $2.3bn into its business with $1.1bn towards facility modernisation and expansion, and just over $1.2bn in modular construction factories and housing developments. Examples of the company’s commitment to believing in what it builds include: • Launch of Z Modular, reinventing the modular building and construction process. To date, Z Modular has completed four housing projects totalling 1,104 apartments and has an additional eight housing developments with 2,154 units under construction in the US and Canada.

• Atlas Tube jumbo mill in Blytheville, Arkansas, the world’s largest continuous ERW mill manufactures structural steel products not previously available from a domestic producer, creating new opportunities in architectural design and structural engineering. • Wheatland Tube’s Rochelle, Illinois, US plant, the company’s most advanced manufacturing facility dedicated to electrical conduit, fence framework and solar applications. • Continual investments across all factories, with updates including automated warehouses and loading cranes. Mr Zekelman said: “This company has been around for a long time and has never been stronger. When I see all of our employees succeed, that is my proud moment. The greatest thing is to see them do well and build their future with our company.”

“’Believe in what you build’ formalises what has really been the soul of our company, with roots dating back to 1877,” said Mr Zekelman. “It’s a call to action for our teammates, markets and customers we serve, that together we can achieve more.” Zekelman continues to invest heavily in new facilities, technology and training for its staff. The family of Zekelman companies now includes 20 manufacturing locations with more than 2,900 employees across nine US states and Ontario, Canada. In

Zekelman continues to invest in new facilities, technology and training of its staff

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