AZZ Incorporated Description
AZZ incorporated manufactures electrical equipment and components for power generation, transmission and distribution, and the general industrial markets. It also provides hot dip galvanizing services to the North American steel fabrication market. The company operates through two segments, Electrical and Industrial Products and Services, and the Galvanizing Services. The Electrical and Industrial Products and Services segment produces specialty electrical products for distributing electrical power to and from generators, transformers, switching devices, and other electrical configurations; industrial lighting and tubular products for petroleum and food processing industries, and other industries; and tubular products for the petroleum industry. This segment also provides electrical and mechanical equipment and services for nuclear facilities. It sells its products through manufacturers' representatives, distributors, agents, and internal sales force. The Galvanizing Services segment offers hot dip galvanizing to the steel fabrication industry. This segment serves fabricators or manufacturers that provide services to the electrical and telecommunications, bridge and highway, petrochemical, and general industrial markets, as well as original equipment manufacturers. As of February 28, 2013, the company operated 35 galvanizing plants located in Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, Colorado, Indiana, Illinois, Louisiana, Kentucky, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Ohio, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and West Virginia, the United States; and Ontario, Quebec, and Nova Scotia, Canada. AZZ incorporated was founded in 1956 and is based in Fort Worth, Texas.