Zekelman Industries announces the creation of Z Modular

CHICAGO (December 1, 2016) – Zekelman Industries announced today the formation of Z Modular, a new modular construction business unit. An increasing number of construction companies and engineers are exploring the use of modular construction methods to improve quality and efficiency at construction sites. Therefore, Zekelman Industries decided to leverage its vast product portfolio and knowledge of the construction industry to create this new division to meet these new demands.

Z Modular consists of VectorBloc Corp., Z Modular Fabrication and Connexio Building Systems Inc. (Connexio). These entities will design, build and install modular construction solutions. In addition, as part of the Zekelman Industries family, Z Modular has the ability to produce and supply 90 percent of the steel-related materials used in modular units – including HSS as the structural frame of the modules, steel conduit for electrical raceway, and steel pipe for mechanical applications.

“Our investment in Z Modular is a great example of the entrepreneurial spirit and drive that we are cultivating at Zekelman Industries,” said Barry Zekelman, CEO of Zekelman Industries.

Mickey McNamara will now serve as president of Z Modular, as well as maintaining his current role as executive vice president of Zekelman Industries. “As developers, facility owners and construction companies look for new ways to reduce costs, build more efficiently, and generate revenue faster, modular construction systems are gaining more traction. Because we utilize steel in our module frames, Z Modular is uniquely positioned to help those companies realize even greater benefits and build to newer heights than traditional modular methods,” said McNamara.

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About Z Modular

Z Modular, a division of Zekelman Industries, is a modular construction system suitable for the entire modular construction market, including multifamily residential, educational, commercial, hotel, extended care, secure care, healthcare, data center and temporary housing. It offers unique “plug and play” modules with the highest completion percentage in the industry.

About Zekelman Industries

Zekelman Industries includes the operating divisions of Atlas Tube, Picoma, Energex Tube, Sharon Tube, Wheatland Tube and Z Modular. It is the largest independent manufacturer of hollow structural sections (HSS) and steel pipe, and the top producer of electrical conduit and elbows, couplings and nipples in North America. Zekelman Industries delivers a broad range of industrial solutions that build its customers’ success.


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