VIENNA, 14 June 2021 — Worthington Industries, Inc. (NYSE:WOR) today announced the creation of Sustainable Energy Solutions – a new reporting segment with a strategic focus on clean mobility and energy. The new segment results from a three-way division of the Company’s former Pressure Cylinders segment, effective June 1, 2021, the start of the Company’s new fiscal year. Sustainable Energy Solutions, along with the new Consumer Products and Building Products segments, are in addition to the Company’s Steel Processing segment.
“This change will enable our leadership teams to build and execute better, more focused strategies while providing increased transparency for investors. As we allocate capital to high return opportunities in these end markets, we will continue to leverage Transformation, Innovation and M&A to drive additional value.” said President and CEO Andy Rose.
Sustainable Energy Solutions, based in Europe, is dedicated to offering on-board fueling systems and services, as well as gas containment solutions and services for the storage, transport and distribution of industrial gases, supporting the growing hydrogen ecosystem and adjacent sustainable energies like compressed natural gas.
Building Products has market-leading positions in residential and commercial construction products, water systems, heating & cooling solutions and other specialty offerings. The Building Products segment results will also now include equity income from the Company’s commercial construction joint ventures WAVE and Clark-Dietrich.
Consumer Products is comprised of brands that offer market-leading products in the tools, outdoor living and celebrations end-markets with brands that include Coleman®, Bernzomatic®, Balloon Time®, Mag Torch®, General®, Garden-Weasel®, Pactool International® and Hawkeye™.
Eric Smolenski, previously president of Pressure Cylinders, will continue as president of Building Products and Sustainable Energy Solutions. Timo Snoeren, previously general manager of the Company’s European high-pressure cylinders business will lead the Sustainable Energy Solutions business as vice president and John H. McConnell II, previously business director of the North American high pressure cylinders business, will fill a new role as vice president of global business development, working closely with Snoeren, to build out the global strategy and footprint in the sector, both reporting to Smolenski.
The Company will begin reporting the new segment results in the first quarter of fiscal 2022, which began June 1, 2021 and ends August 31, 2021. Comparative prior periods will also be updated to reflect the new segment structure. A presentation with more information on the new segmentation can be found on the investor relations section of the Company’s website.
Worthington Industries Europe Company Description
Europe is home to Worthington Industries’ Sustainable Energy Solutions business, which is dedicated to offering on-board fueling systems and services, as well as, gas containment solutions and services for the storage, transport and distribution of industrial gases supporting the growing hydrogen ecosystem and adjacent sustainable energies like compressed natural gas. Worthington incorporates sustainable practices into its long-term business strategy and is the first in its industry to bring Cradle to Cradle Certified™ products to market. The Company is the largest designer and manufacturer of pressure vessels in Europe with over 1,600 employees working at facilities in Austria, Poland, Portugal and Germany. With the lightest composite and steel low- and high-pressure cylinders available, Worthington Europe designs and makes solutions for alternative fuels, industrial gases, and technical gases.
Worthington Industries (NYSE:WOR) is a leading industrial manufacturing company delivering innovative solutions to customers that span many industries including transportation, construction, industrial, agriculture, retail and energy. Worthington is North America’s premier value-added steel processor and producer of laser welded products; and a leading global supplier of pressure cylinders and accessories for applications such as fuel storage, water systems, outdoor living, tools and celebrations. The Company’s brands, primarily sold in retail stores, include Coleman®, Bernzomatic®, Balloon Time®, Mag Torch®, Well-X-Trol®, General®, Garden-Weasel®, Pactool International® and Hawkeye™. Worthington’s WAVE joint venture with Armstrong is the North American leader in innovative ceiling solutions.
Headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, Worthington operates 53 facilities in 15 states and seven countries, sells into over 90 countries and employs approximately 8,000 people. Founded in 1955, the Company follows a people-first philosophy with earning money for its shareholders as its first corporate goal. Relentlessly finding new ways to drive progress and practicing a shared commitment to transformation, Worthington makes better solutions possible for customers, employees, shareholders and communities.
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