Norfolk Iron & Metal to Name New Parent Organization

NORFOLK, NE, June 2, 2021 — Norfolk Iron & Metal, Co. (“Norfolk Iron”), a full-line steel service center, has announced the creation of NIM Group, a new parent identity for each of its brands:  Norfolk Iron and Metal, Metalwest, and Cd’A Metals.

In December 2018, Norfolk Iron acquired Metalwest, a leading processor and distributor of carbon and non-ferrous flat-rolled metal products with eight locations across the U.S.

Norfolk Iron expanded again in December 2020, with the acquisition of Cd’A Metals, a full-line service center and supplier with three locations serving the inland Northwest.

The creation of the new parent identity provides a structure that will support continued growth of existing geographies as well as future acquisitions.

“We are excited to have an identity that encompasses our family of companies, current and future,” said Arnie Robinson, NIM Group president and COO. “With NIM Group providing many of the corporate functions for our operating brands, our commercial teams can focus on expanding our product and geographic reach in support of future growth.”

Norfolk Iron & Metal to Acquire Cd’A Metals

NORFOLK, NE and SPOKANE, WA, December 15, 2020 — Norfolk Iron & Metal, Co. (“NIM”), a full-line steel service center, and The Coeur d’Alenes Company (Cd’A Metals), a full-line metal service center in the Inland Northwest, jointly announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement in which NIM will acquire Cd’A Metals. The transaction is expected to close on or before December 31, 2020.

The acquisition will complement NIM’s market coverage, adding three new locations in the Northwest, and further expand NIM’s product lines and processing capabilities. NIM first expanded its western geographic reach with its acquisition of Metalwest in 2018.

“We are pleased to welcome the Cd’A team members to the NIM family,” Richard Robinson, Chairman and CEO of NIM, said. “This investment represents a strategic opportunity to increase our capacity and geographic presence and is integral to our commitment to meet the growing needs of our customers. Cd’A Metals’ complementary capabilities combined with its long history of success positions us well to further develop our business in the northwestern markets.”

“It is a great opportunity for Cd’A Metals to join the NIM team,” said Lawrence Coulson, CEO of Cd’A Metals. “It was important that Cd’A Metals continue to be family-owned. Combining Cd’A Metals with NIM and Metalwest creates a family of companies that provides a broad geographic footprint, expanded processing capabilities and deep product offering ready to meet the growing demands of our customer base.”

Heritage Capital Group is serving as financial advisor, and Witherspoon Kelley is providing legal services, to Cd’A Metals. Abrahams Kaslow & Cassman LLP is acting as legal counsel to NIM.

About Cd’A Metals
Cd’A Metals is a full-line metal service center and supplier, headquartered in Spokane, Washington. With three locations across the Inland Northwest, the company provides bar and structural steel, plate and sheet products, as well as ornamental iron. Founded in 1884, Cd’A Metals has offered over a century of processing expertise to the metals industry and is a member of the Metal Service Center Institute (MSCI) and the North American Steel Alliance. For more information, visit

About Norfolk Iron & Metal
Norfolk Iron & Metal, Co. (NIM) is a full-line steel service center headquartered in Norfolk, Nebraska. It is one of the nation’s largest and most technologically advanced steel providers. In 2018, NIM acquired Metalwest, a leading processor and distributor of non-ferrous and carbon flat rolled metal products. With 13 locations across the U.S., NIM’s warehouses are stocked with more than 3,000 items including carbon steel beams, angles, channels, flat-roll sheet and coil, plate, and tubing. NIM has been a family-run business since 1908 and is a member of MSCI. For more information, visit

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COVID-19 Update

At Norfolk Iron & Metal and Metalwest, the health and safety of our customers, suppliers, and employees is a top priority. With the ever-growing concerns regarding COVID-19 and the impact it may have on everyone, we wanted to let you know the steps we are taking during this time.

To follow with the CDC guidelines on social distancing, we will be restricting all non-essential travel and limiting face-to-face meetings. Our sales team will continue to make in-person visits, as necessary, following our customer’s guidelines for visitors at their facilities. Our commercial teams are always available to assist you via email, telecommunications, and video conferencing. We will also do our best to keep you updated on our social media channels.

You can also reach us for online quote requests via our websites:

During this time we are committed to doing business as close to usual as possible. We do not anticipate any disruptions to our ability to service our customers. With many locations throughout the U.S. between both companies, our diversified inventories, and redundant processing equipment across our facilities, we will be able to ensure our service to you continues.

As of now, we have not seen any disruption in our supply chains that would impact delivery times. Maintaining our own fleet of trucks gives us the ability to maintain the service to our customers without interruption.

We are committed to continue providing you with the best customer service, quality products, and value-added services that you’re accustomed to receiving from us. We value our relationships with you and appreciate your business.

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