Qualiform and Country Metals have merged with Hixwood

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Three metal fabrication and post-frame construction kit firms, Country Metals, Hixwood, and Qualiform Metals, are uniting under the Hixwood brand, resulting in a wider footprint for the combined entity.

Hixwood now serves a 17-state territory in the Midwest and Eastern United States as a result of the merger.

According to Brad Crawford, president and CEO of parent business Ambassador Supply, the merger enables additional efficiencies, better access to supply, and improved customer service.

“Hixwood has had strong growth in the last decade. We will continue on that trajectory, and we will be making announcements soon about new expansions in Wisconsin and Ohio,” said Brad Crawford.

“All three of these companies have a legacy of excellence, and this merger will build on that foundation.”

Hixwood was formed in 1998 in Stanley, Wisconsin, and has subsequently grown by 53 percent since being acquired by Ambassador in 2021. According to the company, it moved more than 30,000 tons of steel last year alone.

“Hixwood is ready to expand, but we’ve lacked the capital and resources in recent years to do so as aggressively as we would like,” Hixwood General Manager Paul Zimmerman said. “This merger allows us to move forward with confidence.”

Customers of Country Metals and Qualiform Metals should expect the same level of service quality, according to Crawford.

“The marketing, website and logos on the trucks have changed,” he said. “Our relationships with customers have not. If anything, this will provide more resources to ensure we meet customer needs.”

Zach is our contributor covering home improvement and building renovation business news.