Nucor To Acquire Southwest Data Products, For $115M

Nucor Corporation (NYSE: NUE) acquired Southwest Data Products, Inc., a manufacturer and installer of data center infrastructure, for $115m.

SWDP’s offices and manufacturing facility are in San Bernardino, California and the company employs approximately 147 teammates.

Nucor is also announcing the launch of Nucor Data Systems, a new business unit that will help better serve customers in the data center infrastructure industry.

Specifically, SWDP and Nucor Data Systems will provide Nucor’s Warehouse Systems businesses with expanded capabilities in airflow containment structures, as well as new product capabilities that include manufacturing cabinets/enclosures and caging for data centers and installation services. SWDP’s compatibility with Nucor Warehouse Systems’ current manufacturing capabilities will create growth opportunities, and SWDP’s location near Nucor Warehouse Systems’ production facility in southern California will facilitate both integration and growth efforts.

This acquisition also creates a number of synergies with Nucor’s core steelmaking business. SWDP uses many types of steel as raw material that can be provided by Nucor facilities, including sheet steel, steel tubing and wire mesh.

Nucor and its affiliates are manufacturers of steel and steel products, with operating facilities in the United States, Canada and Mexico. Products produced include: carbon and alloy steel — in bars, beams, sheet and plate; hollow structural section tubing; electrical conduit; steel racking; steel piling; steel joists and joist girders; steel deck; fabricated concrete reinforcing steel; cold finished steel; precision castings; steel fasteners; metal building systems; insulated metal panels; overhead doors; steel grating; wire and wire mesh; and utility structures. Nucor, through The David J. Joseph Company and its affiliates, also brokers ferrous and nonferrous metals, pig iron and hot briquetted iron / direct reduced iron; supplies ferro-alloys; and processes ferrous and nonferrous scrap.