Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported):
January 19, 2011
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AZZ incorporated
(Exact name of Registrant as specified in its charter)

(State or Other Jurisdiction of Incorporation or Organization)
Commission File No.
(I.R.S. Employer Identification Number)
One Museum Place, Suite 500
3100 West 7th Street
Fort Worth, TX 76107
(Address of principal executive offices, including zip code)

Registrant’s Telephone Number, including Area Code:    
(817) 810-0095

(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)


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Section 1 – Registrant’s Business and Operations

Item 1.01     Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.

On January 19, 2012, AZZ Blenkhorn & Sawle Limited (“B&S”), a corporation existing under the laws of the Province of New Brunswick and an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of AZZ incorporated (“AZZ”), entered into an Asset Purchase Agreement (the “Agreement”) by and among B&S, Galvan Metal, Inc., a corporation existing under the laws of Canada (“Seller”), and certain shareholders of Seller identified therein.  Pursuant to the Agreement, B&S will acquire substantially all of the assets of Seller, including a galvanizing plant located in Montreal, Quebec and related equipment and supplies.  The purchase price for this transaction is $29.5 million, subject to adjustment as more fully described in the Agreement.  The transaction is expected to close on or about January 31, 2012, subject to satisfaction of customary closing conditions.

The summary above does not purport to be complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the actual text of the Agreement, as filed as Exhibit 2.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K (incorporated herein by reference).
Section 7 – Regulation FD

Item 7.01.  Regulation FD Disclosure.

On January 20, 2012, AZZ issued a press release announcing the execution of the Agreement.  A copy of this press release is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and is incorporated herein by reference.


Certain statements herein about our expectations of future events or results constitute forward-looking statements for purposes of the safe harbor provisions of The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. You can identify forward-looking statements by terminology such as, “may,” “should,” “expects, “ “plans,” “anticipates,” “believes,” “estimates,” “predicts,” “potential,” “continue,” or the negative of these terms or other comparable terminology. Such forward-looking statements are based on currently available competitive, financial and economic data and management’s views and assumptions regarding future events. Such forward-looking statements are inherently uncertain, and investors must recognize that actual results may differ from those expressed or implied in the forward-looking statements. This Current Report on Form 8-K may contain forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties including, but not limited to, changes in customer demand and response to products and services offered by AZZ, including demand by the electrical power generation markets, electrical transmission and distribution markets, the industrial markets, and the hot dip galvanizing markets; prices and raw material cost, including zinc and natural gas which are used in the hot dip galvanizing process; changes in the economic conditions of the various markets that AZZ serves, foreign and domestic, customer request delays of shipments, acquisition opportunities, currency exchange rates, adequacy of financing, and availability of experienced management employees to implement AZZ’s growth strategy. AZZ has provided additional information regarding risks associated with the business in AZZ’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended February 28, 2010 and other filings with the SEC, available for viewing on AZZ’s website at and on the SEC’s website at  You are urged to consider these factors carefully in evaluating the forward-looking statements herein and are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such forward-looking statements, which are qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement. These statements are based on information as of the date hereof and AZZ assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.

Section 9 – Financial Statements and Exhibits

Section 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d) Exhibits:

The following exhibits are filed as part of this Current Report on Form 8-K:

Exhibit No.
Asset Purchase Agreement, dated January 19, 2012, by and among AZZ Blenkhorn & Sawle Limited, Galvan Metal, Inc. and certain shareholders thereof identified therein.
Press Release issued by AZZ incorporated dated January 20, 2012.



Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

AZZ incorporated
Date: January 19, 2012
/s/ Dana Perry
Dana Perry
Senior Vice President Finance
Chief Financial Officer


Exhibit No.
Asset Purchase Agreement, dated January 19, 2012, by and among AZZ Blenkhorn & Sawle Limited, Galvan Metal, Inc. and certain shareholders thereof identified therein.
Press Release issued by AZZ incorporated dated January 20, 2012.