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Atkore International Announces Acquisition of Flexhead Industries

Harvey, Illinois, February 15, 2012/PRNewswire/ — Atkore International Inc. (“Atkore”), today announced that it has acquired FlexHead Industries, Inc., the leading U.S. designer, manufacturer and provider of flexible fire sprinkler connections.  The acquisition will strengthen Atkore’s existing fire sprinkler product portfolio and market presence.

“FlexHead Industries delivers leading-edge technologies that can help reduce the loss of life and damage to property.  The FlexHead® and SprinkFLEX® products are impressive solutions that naturally complement Atkore’s current offering.  Together, we expect strong synergies in delivering the right product to meet our customers’ ever-changing requirements,” commented John Williamson, President and Chief Executive Officer of Atkore International. 

FlexHead Industries manufactures and distributes fire sprinkler connections that are Factory Mutual Approved as well as UL listed. The company manufactures the only seismically qualified flexible sprinkler connection successfully tested. Committed to the environment and green building principles, FlexHead Industries supports LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) principles and USGBC (U.S. Green Building Council) objectives.

By incorporating proprietary flexible stainless-steel hose technology with listed and approved sprinkler heads, the resulting connections simplify installation, inspection, maintenance, and relocation of automatic sprinklers.

The FlexHead facility will continue operating at its current Holliston, MA location. Terms of the sale are undisclosed.

About Atkore International Inc.
Atkore International Inc. is a global manufacturer of galvanized steel tubes and pipes, electrical conduit, armored wire and cable, metal framing systems and building components; serving a wide range of construction, electrical, fire and security, mechanical and automotive applications. With 3,100 employees and 24 manufacturing and distribution facilities worldwide, Atkore supplies global customers with innovative solutions and quality products. To learn more, please visit