Mid-State Industrial Acquires SMS From AZZ

Lakeland, FL (October 28, 2020) – Mid-State Industrial Maintenance (“Mid-State”) today announced that it has further expanded its service capabilities in the power generation and pulp and paper industries with the acquisition of AZZ SMS LLC (“SMS”) from AZZ Inc. (“AZZ”).


Headquartered in St. Petersburg, Florida, SMS is a specialty provider of turnkey boiler repair, maintenance, and overhaul services and is a key strategic addition to Mid-State’s broad services offering. Mid-State and SMS both serve similar end markets with a focus on safety, superior service, and strong long-term customer relationships.


Mid-State CEO Jeff Clyne stated, “We believe the acquisition of SMS contributes towards our vision of providing our customers with the best services with a focus on safety and quality that we know they depend on. Acquiring SMS further positions us as a leader in diversified industrial solutions. This is an important milestone for both companies, and I’m excited to welcome SMS employees to Mid-State.”


Scott Roskam, SMS Division Manager, added, “We are very excited to partner with Mid-State and believe that this combination will benefit our customers with a greatly expanded service offering. I know Mid-State is a customer-focused company that will continue to provide our many loyal customers with the quality service that they’ve come to expect from SMS.”


About Mid-State Industrial Maintenance

Founded in 1973, Mid-State Industrial Maintenance is a leading provider of on-site and off-site industrial maintenance and service solutions. Headquartered in Lakeland, Florida, Mid-State serves as an outsourced maintenance and repair services provider to customers in the chemical processing, phosphate mining, power generation, and building products industries throughout the southeastern United States.


About AZZ Inc.

AZZ is a global provider of metal coating solutions, welding solutions, specialty electrical equipment and highly engineered services to the markets of power generation, transmission, distribution and industrial in protecting metal and electrical systems used to build and enhance the world’s infrastructure. AZZ Metal Coatings is a leading provider of metal finishing solutions for corrosion protection, including hot dip galvanizing to the North American steel fabrication industry. AZZ Infrastructure Solutions (formerly Energy) is dedicated to delivering safe and reliable transmission of power from generation sources to end customers, and automated weld overlay solutions for corrosion and erosion mitigation to critical infrastructure in the energy markets worldwide.


About CenterGate Capital

CenterGate Capital is a private equity firm focused on creating value for its stakeholders and investors by proactively partnering with management. CenterGate brings a balance of financial and operational experience and strategic insight to assist management in driving long-term sustainable growth in lower middle market companies. CenterGate focuses on investing in companies with $20 to $250 million of revenue. Companies interested in more information should visit www.centergatecapital.com.

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