CRH is a leading worldwide producer and distributor of building products and construction materials.
For over 60 years, Merchants Metals has been the provider of choice for thousands of professional fence contractors, architects and quality building material retailers. In fact, we offer the industry’s largest selection of premium-quality fence product solutions for industrial, commercial, high-security and residential applications.
Our comprehensive product offerings afford our customers a dependable “one stop shop” for all their fence and perimeter security needs. And our skilled and knowledgeable customer support professionals provide outstanding, seamless assistance with everything from the initial product selection all the way through delivery.
Simply stated, Merchants Metals is committed to offering fence, design and retail professionals the widest possible array of high quality, competitively priced products, and exceptional customer support before, during and after the sale.
A History of Merchants Metals
Nagel Coat Hanger Company began weaving chain link fence fabric
Established as Gibraltar Fence in Houston, TX
Acquired by Merchants, Inc. primarily trucking and transportation business
Corporate restructuring, renamed Merchants Metals Inc. (MMI) surviving corporation
Merchants Metals opened New Paris, IN manufacturing facility
Added 10 service centers
Merchants Metals completes construction of Statesville, NC manufacturing facility
Merchants Metals merged with Ivy Steel & Wire Company, Inc. and Meadow Steel Products, Inc. The new corporation is named MMI Products, Inc.
Merchants Metals adds 11 service centers
Merchants Metals acquires Semmerling & Pioneer Fence Supply, adding 8 locations
Merchants Metals acquires Security Fence Manufacturing and Supply Company in Bladensburg, MD
Merchants Metals purchased National Wholesale Fence Supply and National Fabrication and Coating Company, both in California
Merchants Metals acquires Page II, Barrington, IL as a manufacturing plant
MMI Products, Inc. is acquired by Oldcastle Building Products, Inc., the North American operation of CRH plc. CRH is a leading worldwide producer and distributor of building products and construction materials.
Merchants Metals is acquired by Atlas Holdings, a diversified group of manufacturing, distribution, service and trading businesses including aluminum processing, automotive, capital equipment, construction, energy, industrial and business services, packaging, paper and tissue manufacturing, pulp and wood products and building materials.
Merchants Metals acquires Denver, CO based company Continental Divide Fence, the go-to provider of fencing products in Colorado and its surrounding states.
The Sterling Group, an operationally focused middle-market private equity firm based in Houston, purchases Merchants Metals from Atlas Holdings. Merchants Metals becomes the foundation for Sterling Group’s Fencing Supply Group, FSG, focused on building industry-leading independent fencing distributors. FSG serves professional fencing contractors who provide new, improvement, and repair fencing services across residential, industrial, commercial, and infrastructure end markets.
Today Merchants Metals is currently the second largest fencing manufacturer/ distributor in North America. The company manufactures and distributes fencing products for commercial, residential and industrial uses and currently has a total of 39 locations, 35 Service Center Locations and 4 Manufacturing Facilities.