US Joiner swoops again

USJ Furniture GroupingOCTOBER 3, 2012 — Turnkey marine joiner and furniture solutions provider US Joiner reports that affiliates have acquired Infinity Offshore Marine, LLC, which provides turnkey marine joiner solutions to the offshore oil and gas market. The company's headquarters is in Houston and it has operations in Brazil. The acquisition will enable US Joiner to strengthen its position in the offshore oil and gas market segment and provide it a presence in Brazil.

The move comes within days of the news that US Joiner, which is owned by J.F. Lehman & Company, had expanded its presence in the Pacific Northwest marine marketplace by purchasing assets from Maritime Services Corporation and establishing a regional office with manufacturing capabilities (see earlier story).

Announcing the Infinity acquisition, Joe Mullen, President of US Joiner, said, "On behalf of all of our employees, I am extremely pleased to formally welcome the outstanding management and employees of Infinity to the US Joiner family. The addition of Infinity's capabilities and customer relationships in the offshore oil and gas market fits perfectly with our strategy to expand our joiner capabilities in this large and growing segment of the industry."

Former Infinity owners Lloyd Burris and Ray Coats will continue to lead the Infinity Marine Offshore division of US Joiner. US Joiner will operate its Southwest division from Infinity's Houston office and the division will be run by Mr. Burris and Mr. Coats – Mr. Burris has been named General Manager of US Joiner Southwest and Mr. Coats has been named Division Manager of US Joiner Southwest.

Mr. Burris stated, "By aligning our company with US Joiner, the Infinity business can continue to expand and improve our service to the oil and gas market. The combined operations of our two companies offer a diverse, high quality joiner solution to our customers. Ray and I are excited for our people to join the US Joiner family."

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