U. S. Pipe Acquires Custom Fab

Rosemont, IL. - August 13, 2015 - United States Pipe and Foundry Company, LLC 

("U.S. Pipe"), a portfolio company of Wynnchurch Capital ("Wynnchurch") and Comvest 

Partners ("Comvest"), announced the acquisition of Custom Fab, Inc. ("Custom Fab"). 

Custom Fab is a leading fabricator of pipes and fittings mainly for the waterworks 

industry. Custom Fab also specializes in the application of specialty linings and 

coatings. The combination strengthens U.S. Pipe's fabrication business, increases pipe, 

fittings and flange sales to customers, and enhances its service offering.


Paul Ciolino, U.S. Pipe's Chief Executive Officer, said in a statement, "With the addition 

of Custom Fab, we will offer a broader range of products and services from a more 

diversified footprint to both businesses' customers. This combination will improve our 

respective cost positions and enable us to operate more efficiently and improve 

customer service." Chris Comins of Custom Fab commented, "We are excited to be a 

part of U.S. Pipe. Both companies are committed to exceptional customer service and 

our customer base will benefit from our combined resources."