Smith-Cooper International (SCI) acquired Fine Stainless Piping Products of Paramount, CA. Founder and namesake Arnie Fine will stay on as vice president of national sales for what is now the Stainless Div. of SCI. Fine is a veteran of more than 30 years in the industrial PVF business, mainly in the stainless arena. He started Fine Stainless Piping Products as a stainless master distributor in 1999, selling exclusively to other distributors primarily in the western U.S.

Fine Stainless and its support team will move into the corporate headquarters of Smith-Cooper International in Commerce, CA, and will create a powerful West coast presence in stainless steel pipe, valves and fitting distribution. Additionally, the new Stainless Division of SCI on the West coast will complement the large East coast presence of Sharon/Sharpe.

The acquisition of Fine Stainless follows the recent acquisition of Sharon Piping and Equipment/Sharpe Valves, and cements Smith-Cooper International’s presence in the industry as a viable, nationwide stainless steel master distributor and valve manufacturer. The strategy of acquisition has propelled Smith-Cooper into nationwide stainless steel master distribution virtually overnight, and will dovetail with their line of iron, steel and brass industrial pipe, valves & fittings.