Lebanon, N.J.-based Construction Specialties Inc. (CS) acquired Platform Manufacturing Group LLC, a steel fabrication company based in Melissa, Texas. The acquisition expands the company’s capabilities using steel to design products for enhanced building resilience.

“I couldn’t be more excited about this acquisition,” said Frank Probst, president and CEO at

CS. “Our team has been working tirelessly to improve and innovate products that answer our customers’ needs. CS is known for setting industry standards and continually looking to raise the bar. Now that we have steel as an added capability, we look forward to entering new markets and partnering on new project opportunities.”

Platform Manufacturing’s portfolio includes balconies, bridges and modular stair systems.

“This acquisition enables our people to have a better future with opportunities that are going to be exciting to watch over the coming years,” said Jeremy Michels, former shareholder of Platform Manufacturing and CS business unit manager. “CS and the Platform crew combined together will offer a deliverable package to the construction industry for seismically rated stairs. We will have multiple products in the stair category that will provide solutions to our customers that will help them gain a competitive advantage.”