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Central States Manufacturing Acquires Self-Storage Building Supplier Storage Structures

Central States Manufacturing Inc. (CSM), which provides metal-building components and packages for self-storage and other industries, has acquired Storage Structures Inc., which designs, supplies and installs self-storage buildings. Richard Allen will continue to lead Storage Structures as president. The transaction closed on Dec. 30, according to a press release.

The acquisition will allow CSM to design and install “complex” multi-story self-storage buildings. The company also plans to expand the application of Storage Structure’s patented Alpha Framing System, which is designed to shorten construction time on multi-level buildings and eliminate concrete staining on partition panels.

“The synergies between the two companies will provide advantages to both customers and shareholders alike,” said Jim Sliker, CEO of CSM. “Storage Structures is a leader in their industry, with a like-minded commitment to customer service and operational excellence. They have been a premier customer, and I am excited to welcome them as new employee-owners.”

“This allows Storage Structures to merge deep steel-supply relationships and customer-focused manufacturing with our reputation of revolutionary products and service-oriented approach to construction,” Allen said. “This transaction strengthens our position as a provider to the self-storage industry.”

Founded in 1988 and based in Tontitown, Arkansas, CMS manufactures metal-building components, including roofs, wall panels, trim, accessories and structural purlin. It has more than 1,200 employees, who own 100% of the company, and operates 11 manufacturing facilities.

Founded in 2007 and based in Villa Rica, Georgia, Storage Structures specializes in the design, procurement and installation of metal-building components for bi-level, boat/RV, single-story and multi-story self-storage structures.

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