Aquisition of GAF
SIFCO Industries, Inc. adds to its Forged Components Group by acquiring MW General, Inc. (DBA General Aluminium Forgings)
Cleveland, Ohio, July 23, 2013: SIFCO Industries, Inc. (NYSE MKT: SIF) (“SIFCO”), a leading supplier of forged components to the aerospace and energy industries, announces the acquisition of substantially all of the operating assets and operations of MW General, Inc. (DBA General Aluminium Forgings) (“GAF”). GAF is an aerospace component supplier located in Colorado Springs, Colorado, principally supplying precision aluminum forgings to the commercial aerospace industry. GAF also supplies components to the military and medical industries. The transaction closed on July 23, 2013. Specific terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
SIFCO Industries, Inc. will operate the business under a newly created entity, General Aluminum Forgings, LLC, and will conduct business under the trade name General Aluminum Forge (“GAF”). GAF will be a whollyowned subsidiary of Quality Aluminum Forge, LLC, SIFCO’s existing aluminum forging business. This acquisition increases SIFCO’s presence in the aluminum forging market, expands its capacity and broadens its customer base. The acquisition also continues SIFCO’s focus on growing its presence in the commercial aerospace market.
SIFCO Chief Executive Officer, Michael S. Lipscomb, said: “The addition of GAF meaningfully grows our aluminum forgings business and increases our aluminum product capabilities. We are very pleased to add this business to our growing forge family.”