Flack Manufacturing Investments
Driving change within the industry by reinvesting in it—that’s what FMI represents.
After more than a decade of educating steel buyers on the benefits of using risk management techniques such as hedging, we are once again leading by example. Flack Manufacturing Investments (FMI) is our equity investment platform that invests directly in either full or partial ownership of OEMs where flat rolled steel products are the principal input of their manufacturing operations. FMI allows us to deploy our proven risk management strategies directly into companies to create an entire optimized and risk-managed metals supply chain.
FMI made its first equity investment in 2023 with Fabral Metal and Wall Roof Systems from OmniMax International, Inc. Fabral is the premier supplier of metal building envelope solutions for multiple end markets including residential, commercial and post frame/agricultural.
“We know – based on our results and our customers’ results across every type of market – that positive enterprise value is realized when we implement our model of separating the physical supply from the price. Implementing those strategies at Fabral is our way of once again practicing what we preach.” said Jeremy Flack, Flack Global Metals Founder and Chief Executive Officer.
Continuing to build on previous success with the Fabral acquisition, FMI has completed an investment in Windsor America, the parent entity of original equipment manufacturer (OEM) Windsor Door, and installation companies’ Garage Door Services of USA and Lodi Door.
“Our partnership with FGM is an excellent opportunity to leverage our aligned strategies to create certainty for our customers and stakeholders,” Hans Wright, CEO of Windsor America, stated. “The resources that FGM brings to Windsor America such as strengthening our supply chains as well as the hedging and risk management services enhance our ability to deliver on our mission of manufacturing and delivering quality garage doors through an outstanding customer experience.”