— Slate Capital Group Platform Company Adds the Leading Player in the Pacific NW —
O’Donnell Metal Deck is pleased to announce that it has acquired Tombari Structural Products, adding its leading peer in the Pacific Northwest, and enhancing its management team with new talent.
O’Donnell Metal Deck (OMD), with major sites in Atlanta, Dallas, Phoenix, Pennsylvania, Baltimore, and now Spokane, is the premier independent distributor of metal deck and steel bar joist in the United States.
Tombari Structural Products, based in Spokane, WA, operates in the same industry, and further expands the geographic reach of O’Donnell Metal Deck. The combined companies service steel fabricators and contractors throughout the country. Tombari adds deep experience in larger, more complex projects including those with seismic loads.
Slate Capital Group, LLC partnered with management to acquire OMD in 2020 to support the company’s expansion strategy.
Matt Weiss, CEO, O’Donnell Metal Deck stated, “We are excited to join forces with the Tombari team to grow our overall business in the greater Northwest. We hope to continue the tradition of first-class service provided by the Tombari family and their organization to their broad customer base west of the Rockies. That region has very attractive growth prospects and Tombari’s expertise in larger, more complex projects will help us grow both in their home territory and in the rest of our markets.”
“We are thrilled to partner with the folks at O’Donnell Metal Deck. Our companies are an excellent cultural match, and as a result, we complement each other well. I am excited to see what we can do together,” shared Mike Tombari, President, Tombari Structural Products. “Plus, my parents started this business and will transition into retirement as part of this corporate change. It was important to find the right home for what they started and what we built together. The folks at O’Donnell and Slate Capital Group do business the right way – with a focus on the customer and our employees – and that made us feel confident to partner with them.”
“Three years ago, Matt Weiss, O’Donnell’s CEO, laid out a vision of building a world-class, high-touch national player in the deck and joist industry. He and his team have done an amazing job of growing organically and through M&A,” said Rick Corcoran, Partner and Co-Founder, Slate Capital Group. “This acquisition makes us truly coast-to-coast, and we think we partnered with a special company in Tombari. Mike, Jerry, and Cathy Tombari have built an incredible team, and we cannot wait to see what our combined talents can do together.”
Dentons, LLP served as legal advisor for O’Donnell Metal Deck.
Foster Garvey PC served as legal advisor and Capstone Partners served as financial advisor for Tombari Structural Products.
About O’Donnell Metal Deck
O’Donnell Metal Deck is a value-added supplier and leading distributor of metal decking and steel bar joist for the commercial construction industry across the USA. With over 35 years of experience and over 10,000 successful projects, O’Donnell can service the needs of their customer base in any location in the United States. For more information, visit https://odonnellmetaldeck.com/.
About Tombari Structural Products
Tombari Structural Products, Inc (TSP) is a Spokane, Washington based, value added material supplier of structural steel products, specializing in Open Web Steel Joists and Metal Decking. Founded and incorporated in 1995 by Jerry and Cathy Tombari, the company has grown over the past 27 plus years into one of the largest Steel Joist and Metal Deck companies in the Western United States. TSP employs a large staff of in-house detailers and a full staff of estimators, project managers, and support staff to be able to perform the Project Coordination necessary to be the Premier joist and deck supplier in its region. The company supplies materials for projects ranging from very small buildings up to and including high rises, schools of all sizes and types, and huge data warehouses.
About Slate Capital Group
Slate Capital Group is a private equity investment group based in Baltimore, Nashville, and Cincinnati that partners with lower-middle market companies. Slate provides liquidity to business owners and growth capital to businesses for further expansion. The principals of Slate Capital Group have significant experience in both running small-to-mid-sized companies and investing in leveraged buyout transactions. The firm’s primary areas of focus include business services, distribution, and select light manufacturing investments.
Slate Capital Group’s portfolio currently consists of businesses with nationwide offices including Cumberland Diversified Metals, Horizon Facilities Services, O’Donnell Metal Deck & Bar Joist, and Vertical Mechanical Group. Past investments have included AllTrust Networks, Broadcast Sports International, CoastTec, DoublePositive Marketing Group, eCoast Marketing, Let’s Dish!, Nova Technologies, Questar Assessment, Social Solutions, and White Distribution & Supply. For additional information, visit