Building Research Systems Inc. (BRS) announced Reed’s Metals LLC dba Reed’s Metals Inc., headquartered in Brookhaven, Miss., is the newest member of the industry leading Superior Seam Technology (SST) TS324 trapezoidal standing seam roofing system family. Reed’s Metals was founded in Lawrence County, Miss., by Bernard “Bernie” T. Reed in 1998, operating from a small portable shed along with a panel hand shear and was committed to providing exceptional customer experiences in quality, service, delivery and satisfaction. Through Bernie and his dedicated employees hard work coupled with a very loyal customer base, the business has grown exponentially in the past 21 years into seven multi-state locations.

Reed’s Metals Inc. was recently acquired by Union Corrugating of Fayetteville, N.C., which both are part of the private equity firm Industrial Opportunity Partners LLC in the Evanston, Ill., portfolio. Both companies will operate independently while utilizing their synergy to grow their markets. The addition of the industry leading SST TS324 standing seam roofing system with its’ reputation for longevity, performance and weatherability will allow untapped market opportunities while fulfilling their growing engineered metal building customer needs. Bernie Reed retains some ownership in the company and will continue to oversee the operation of Reed’s Metals LLC.

The company manufactures and sells metal roofing, trim, accessories, pole barns and engineered metal buildings. This SST TS324 panel portfolio addition with all the patented components such as panel joinery, over 20 different clips for design flexibility, proven third-party tested parts and code crushing performance will only allow Reed’s Metals Inc. to further their ever-changing market success. As stated by Mark Barnett, GM Building Operations, “Reed’s Metals is very excited to be joining the BRS Team as one of the newest Superior Seam Technology licensees. The TS324 Trapezoidal Panel Roll-Former is the latest investment in Reed’s Metals Building Fabrication Operations and is a multi-million-dollar investment which is fueling rapid growth in Reed’s Metals high end pre-engineered steel buildings and mini-storage systems.”

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