Eastern Metal Supply Bolsters Marine Division with Tigress Acquisition

Lake Worth, Fla. – October 15, 2015 – Eastern Metal Supply (EMS), Eastern Architectural's parent company, has purchased Tigress Trading Company, Inc. and Tigress Specialty Metals Products Manufacturing, Inc. EMS has a long term commitment to manufacturing and distributing marine products including anodized pads, hardware, BDA pipe, rod holders, electronic boxes and lights. The acquisition will further strengthen EMS' foothold in the saltwater sports fishing industry as the company continues to bring a high quality and diverse product line to their marine customers.

"We are very excited about the acquisition of Tigress and the opportunities it gives us to expand our rapidly growing marine markets as well as our manufacturing capabilities for the marine industry," said Co-General Manager of EMS Florida Craig Lightle.

With facilities in the Fort Lauderdale, FL area, Tigress manufacturers and distributes a diverse product line including rod holders, outriggers and accessories, kite fishing tackle, antenna mounts, lighting, chair accessories and precision engineered sports fishing equipment. This acquisition will allow EMS to increase their marine based product offerings and enter new retail markets. Tigress products are currently sold in local West Marine and Bass Pro Shops, online, and through additional marine distribution outlets.

"This acquisition will be helpful to our customers by allowing them to be able to fulfill more of their overall marine requirements with just one trading partner," said Co-General Manager of EMS Florida Dan Madden.

About Eastern Metal Supply
Eastern Metal Supply (EMS) provides just-in-time delivery of aluminum extrusions, hurricane shutters, sunshades, decking, fencing, sign extrusions, and marine extrusions and accessories. This allows customers to order materials as they need them—without having to pay storage fees and tie up their cash flow.  With various warehouses throughout Florida and the capability to cut, drill, and polish various aluminum products, EMS saves customers time and money—thereby helping them to improve their bottom line. EMS has a 30-year reputation as a first class supplier of aluminum products and is headquartered in Lake Worth, FL.  For more information on Eastern Metal Supply, please visit www.easternmetal.com.

About Tigress Trading Company
In business for nearly 25 years, Tigress' mission has been to raise the bar for innovation, quality, ease of use, and convenience on their products offered to the saltwater sports fishing enthusiast. The Tigress product line of outriggers and gear set the standard of quality and excellence in the industry. To learn more about Tigress and their diverse product line, please visit www.tigressoutriggers.com. 

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