Metalplate acquired our Atlanta Plant in 1970, succeeding Atlantic Steel's operation that had begun in 1906. Metalplate's next expansion was in Jacksonville, Florida, where a small galvanizing plant was purchased in 1980. While the Atlanta Plant continues to operate as efficiently and effectively as any modern galvanizing operation, Metalplate replaced the small Jacksonville facility with a grassroots galvanizing plant in 1986.
In 1990, Metalplate recognized Houston, Texas as the largest single market for galvanizing in the U.S. and began building its fifth plant, now called the Houston West Plant. Metalplate added the Houston East Plant in 1999, specializing in small and medium steel structures.
In 2014, Metalplate identified the great need that was developing for hot-dip galvanizing at both new industrial operations and expansions of existing facilities in Louisiana. In response, Metalplate opened its Jennings Plant in April 2016. It became our seventh and largest galvanizing facility.
JACKSONVILLE PLANT GROUNDBREAKING (1986)