PRESS RELEASE | FEBRUARY 5, 2016

CoreBrace Announces Purchase of Star Seismic

CoreBrace, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of SME Industries, Inc., is pleased to announce the purchase of Star Seismic, Park City, Utah. Both companies will operate under the name of CoreBrace, LLC.

CoreBrace and Star Seismic are considered leaders in the engineering and fabrication of Buckling Restrained Braces (BRBs) and we look forward to serving our clients and customers worldwide. All current Star Seismic projects will be completed by the new entity, CoreBrace, LLC.

CoreBrace fabrication facilities currently located in West Jordan, Utah, will relocate to a 75,000 SF facility in Pocatello, Idaho, within the next three months. Engineering, Sales, and Executive Offices will remain in West Jordan, Utah.

We are excited to welcome new employees and look forward to opportunities to serve existing and new customers. All of us at CoreBrace strive diligently to provide excellent service and superior products to bring value on many levels to any project. This acquisition allows a combination of some of the best talent in the BRB industry and we look forward to serving our customers and clients with expert solutions to their engineering and fabrication needs.

CoreBrace, LLC, is the leader in the Buckling Restrained Brace (BRB) industry and holds nine U.S. Patents for its BRB systems. CoreBrace BRBs are a cost effective solution to improve the seismic performance of structures. This highly ductile system has been used in hundreds of projects for earthquake risk mitigation. CoreBrace’s expert staff works closely with engineers and the entire design and construction team resulting in superior performance of the structure.

Contact:
Dieter Klohn | 801.520.4475
Mike Linford | 801.497.1355
Direct Line: 801.878.8902

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