LMS Acquires Johasee Rebar

CBJ — LMS Reinforcing Steel Group (LMS) has acquired Johasee Rebar (Johasee) of Bakersfield, California.  Founded in 1979, Johasee has 37 years of experience with rebar fabrication and installation for industrial, commercial, and residential projects throughout California.

“Johasee was an attractive acquisition target for a number of strategic reasons.  The management team has done an exceptional job of building a company with loyal customers and capable ironworkers; the result is a profitable company with a strong reputation.  We are focussed on building on this success” says Ron McNeil, CEO and Co-Founder of LMS Reinforcing Steel Group. 

LMS’ new California Regional Office consists of a 10-acre fabrication yard and 60-plus employees, a majority of whom are experienced ironworkers.  With the addition of a third fabrication yard to our operations and local, experienced installation crews, LMS is positioned to service high rise residential and commercial clients’ needs for rebar and post tensioning fabrication and placing needs for projects in central and southern California.

“We are experts in high rise construction” says McNeil; “a number of our Canadian clients are working on projects in Los Angeles and San Diego.  With our new presence in California, they can count on us as their trusted partner on these projects.”

Johasee’s senior management has also joined the LMS team.  We are confident that their continued leadership and marketplace knowledge in the US will be invaluable in LMS’ ability to meet their service commitment to their clients in all the markets we serve.  LMS’ clients can continue to count on the service excellence they are known for:

  • Accurate estimating, detailing and fabrication
  • Sound manpower planning
  • Superior installation productivity

“The personnel that join us from Johasee are experts in this industry as well,” says Norm Streu, President and Chief Operating Officer.  “We are very happy to have each of them on the LMS team.  They are committed to the performance excellence.  And we are committed to building long-term careers for our ironworkers.”  

LMS has successfully become the rebar fabricator and installer of choice in all the markets in which they operate.  They are committed to the consistent delivery of superior performance and customer service while earning the trust of their customers, suppliers and employees.

About LMS Reinforcing Steel Group

LMS Reinforcing Steel Group is the leading independent fabricator and installer of reinforcing steel and post-tensioning in Western Canada.  LMS services the residential, commercial, civil, industrial, mining and hydro construction sectors in BC, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba.  Their Logistics Divisions supports the timely and reliable delivery of our materials to their projects and their Post-Tensioning Cable division provides enhanced product offering to clients.  Since inception in 1987 LMS has set the industry standards for customer service and productivity on a jobsite.  Our teams work hard to enhance teamwork and communication for the construction team.

Since 2011, LMS Reinforcing Steel Group has been named one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies. The Canada’s Best Managed Companies award is a hallmark of entrepreneurial excellence – the highest and most recognized honour available to Canadian businesses.

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