BlueScope Steel Announces Completed Acquisition of Vistawall's Parent Company

BlueScope Steel Ltd. of Australia has announced its merger with Butler Manufacturing Company, parent company of The Vistawall Group, is complete.

"Completion of the acquisition marks a major milestone in the implementation of BlueScope Steel's downstream branded products and solutions strategy," said BlueScope Steel managing director and chief executive officer Kirby Adams. "The combination of the assets of the two companies creates a strong, global steel building components and pre-engineered buildings business."

"The Vistawall Group business will be supported for continued growth and development of its own markets and products, as well as the delivery of synergistic opportunities with the Butler Buildings business," added Lance Hockridge, president of BlueScope Steel's North American business. The Vistawall Group's president, Tom Harris, will continue in his management role.

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