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Kokosing Sells Wabash Steel to Lenex Steel


Vincennes, Indiana (1/16/2015) – Wabash Steel, LLC has officially sold to Lenex Steel of Indianapolis. The transaction closed today.
Kokosing’s core services across its family of companies is primarily focused on construction in a broad range of markets, said Brian Burgett, President and CEO of Kokosing. “Over time, owning a specialized steel fabrication company became a real challenge which led us to engage in the selling process.”
“The acquisition of Wabash Steel will increase Lenex’s regional foothold in the steel fabrication market,” said Michael Berghoff, President of Lenex Steel. “As we begin the next chapter in our company, I look forward to seeing our continued success with the expertise and support of Wabash Steel.”
Wabash Steel, LLC, was formed on February 17, 2006, and purchased the assets of Vincennes Steel Corporation on March 1, 2006. Vincennes Steel Corporation had closed its doors after 107 years in the structural steel fabrication business. Wabash Steel opened their doors for business on March 3, 2006.
“We have a deep sense of gratitude toward Wabash Steel’s associates and the work they provided on Kokosing projects,” said Burgett.
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About Wabash Steel:
Located in Vincennes, Indiana, Wabash Steel pursues work across the Midwest including fabricating structural steel plate girders for highways, fabricating railroad and pedestrian bridges, truss bridges, box and tub girders, railroad engine underframe assemblies, roof and box trusses for building and plant operations and other similar structural steel fabrication work.

About Kokosing:
Headquartered in Westerville, Ohio, Kokosing is one of the largest family-owned construction companies in the Midwest. Kokosing’s primary business lines include heavy industrial, transportation, buildings, pipelines, environmental and marine work.  Additionally, Kokosing owns several construction material supply companies. Known for unwavering integrity and exceptional safety and quality, Kokosing’s companies provide extensive resources for its customers.
About Lenex Steel:
Headquartered in Indianapolis, Lenex furnishes and installs structural and miscellaneous steel for use in building construction.  Production facilities in Terre Haute, Indiana and Indianapolis support industrial, institutional and commercial construction projects throughout the Midwest. This includes significant operations in Chicago supported by business development and project management staff located there.  Its work is based on serving customers through on-time deliveries and professional support from all levels of the company.