VORTEQ Completes Strategic Acquisition in Mexico City

Company Now Has Ten Coil Coating Lines in North America

July 6, 2022 (PITTSBURGH, PA) – VORTEQ Coil Finishers (VORTEQ or the Company), a leading provider of
coil coating services for aluminum and steel products, today announced the acquisition of the coil coating
assets owned by Almexa Alumino S.A. DE C.V. (Almexa). As part of the transaction, the former Almexa
coil coating operation, located in Mexico City, will be renamed VORTEQ Mexico. Terms of the acquisition
were not disclosed.

This transaction becomes the fourth add-on acquisition for VORTEQ in the last six years. Now operating
ten continuous coil coating lines, VORTEQ offers the broadest geographical reach in the pre-painted
metals industry for a wide range of metal products and multiple end use markets across North America.

“The addition of VORTEQ Mexico will drive significant growth for us, much like our highly successful
acquisitions completed in 2016, 2018, and 2019”,says Jim Dockey, VORTEQ’s Chief Executive Officer. “The
transaction will add incremental capacity, additional capabilities, and geographic reach to our extensive
North American footprint. Additionally, it also fortifies VORTEQ’s long-term strategic alliance with
Almexa as the exclusive channel to the U.S. market for Almexa’s 3105 common alloy coil, which now can
be painted by VORTEQ in Mexico.”

Matt Homme, Managing Partner of Shadowbriar Capital Partners (Shadowbriar) adds, “The Almexa
transaction is a highly compelling acquisition for VORTEQ, further strengthening the Company’s North
American leadership position in aluminum coil coating. Shadowbriar will continue to support the
outstanding VORTEQ team as the Company looks to further deepen its processing capabilities,
geographical reach, and strategic partnerships.”

About VORTEQ Coil Finishers

Since 1982, VORTEQ has been a trusted American source for quality coil coated steel and aluminum. With
ten distinctly different coil coating lines strategically located in Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Illinois,
Tennessee, California and Mexico City, VORTEQ differentiates itself by offering a broad range of metal coil
coating services to the industry. VORTEQ works with customers in diverse markets to offer industry
specific services including wide and narrow coil coating, printing, slitting and embossing for a diverse
range of building products, transportation, automotive, signage, energy and lighting end markets. For
further information about VORTEQ, please visit www.vorteqcoil.com.

About Shadowbriar Capital Partners

Shadowbriar is a Los Angeles based private equity firm that seeks to make control investments in leading
lower middle-market industrial businesses that demonstrate strong potential. Shadowbriar looks to
partner with outstanding management teams on a long-term basis to drive significant growth, both
organically and through post-closing add-on acquisitions. For more information on Shadowbriar, please
visit www.shadowbriar.com.

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