Marino/WARE plans to add new facilities over the next several years. The first will be located near Atlanta, with a scheduled opening date of July 1, 2003. The 120,000-square-foot facility will consist of 12 production lines, and the company's private trucking company.

"Marino/WARE has a remarkable service model that no other company can match," said newly appointed President Chip Gardner. "Customers in the southeast are looking for a more reliable supplier of steel framing products and we are pleased to answer the call."