Worthington Industries Inc was founded in 1955 under the laws of the State of Ohio. It is a diversified metals processing company, focused on value-added steel processing and manufactured metal products. The Company's manufactured metal products include: pressure cylinder products such as propane, oxygen and helium tanks, hand torches, refrigerant and industrial cylinders, camping cylinders, scuba tanks, compressed natural gas cylinders and helium balloon kits; engineered cabs and operator stations and cab components; framing systems for mid-rise buildings; steel pallets and racks; and, through joint ventures, suspension grid systems for concealed and lay-in panel ceilings; laser welded blanks; light gauge steel framing for commercial and residential construction; and current and past model automotive service stampings. Its operations are managed principally on a products and services basis and include three reportable business segments: Steel Processing, Pressure Cylinders and Engineered Cabs. The Steel Processing reportable business segment consists of the Worthington Steel business unit ("Worthington Steel"), and includes Precision Specialty Metals, Inc. ("PSM"), a specialty stainless processor located in Los Angeles, California, and Spartan Steel Coating, LLC ("Spartan"), a consolidated joint venture that operates a cold-rolled hot dipped galvanizing line in Monroe, Michigan. The Pressure Cylinders reportable business segment consists of the Worthington Cylinders business unit ("Worthington Cylinders") and includes India-based Worthington Nitin Cylinders Limited ("WNCL"), a consolidated joint venture that manufactures high-pressure, seamless steel cylinders for compressed natural gas storage in motor vehicles and for industrial gases. The Engineered Cabs reportable business segment consists of the Angus Industries business unit ("Angus"), which the Company acquired on December 29, 2011. Steel Processing operating segment serves customers in the agricultural, appliance, automotive, construction, hardware, HVAC, lawn and garden, leisure and recreation, and office furniture markets. Generally, the markets in which it conducts business are competitive. The Company's manufacturing facilities, generally in common with those of similar industries making similar products, are subject to many federal, state and local requirements relating to the protection of the environment.
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