World’s Largest Horizontal Casting Facility Acquired

Service Center Metals, a homegrown Virginia company and one of the fastest-growing industrial assets in the Commonwealth, has been acquired.

Richmond businessman William H. Goodwin, Jr.’s Riverstone Group LLC bought majority ownership in Service Center Metals, an aluminum extruder and recycler, through its SCM Industries LLC investment entity for an undisclosed price.

Founded in 2002 by industry executives Scott Kelley, Randy Weis, and Chip Dollins, Service Center Metals opened its plant in SouthPoint Business Park in Prince George, Virginia in 2003 after receiving its first equity backing from The Hollingsworth Companies, the largest non-urban industrial real estate developer in the Southeastern United States.

“It was an absolute pleasure investing in and developing for Service Center Metals and supporting their efforts to become the world’s most efficient aluminum extruder.  The Service Center Metals example highlights the capabilities of the Hollingsworth Companies to provide investment and real estate support for high growth companies”, said Joe Hollingsworth, CEO of Hollingsworth Companies.

What began as a start-up company fueled on a dream, grit and hard work in a 77,500 square foot facility, now stands the “world’s largest horizontal casting facility” in a vast 426,000 square feet after 4 expansions. SCM currently employees 247 people and has an annual revenue of $225 million.

Jeffrey Stoke, Deputy County Administrator, Prince George County stated, “Service Center Metals’ tremendous growth and expansion has contributed to our employment opportunities, tax base, and community pride.”

When asked about the future growth potential with Riverstone, Scott Kelley, president and CEO of Service Center Metals said they “will not be restrained by capital requirements and therefore, will have the opportunity to aggressively expand where Service Center Metals chooses to pursue it.”

“Joe Hollingsworth participated as one of our first equity investors. In addition, Joe Hollingsworth has served as a board member and leading advisor for strategic planning and direction.” — Scott Kelley, President and CEO, Service Center Metals