Atkore International Group Inc.

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Atkore International Group Inc.
Type Public
Industry Building Materials
Founded 1959
Headquarters South Lathrop Ave Harvey, IL 60426 United States
Key people John P. Williamson (CEO), James A. Mallak (CFO), Michael J. Schulte, William E. Waltz, Kevin P. FitzPatrick [1]
Number of employees 3200 [2]

Atkore International Group Inc are manufacturers of Electrical Raceway products primarily for the non-residential construction and renovation markets and Mechanical Products & Solutions, or “MP&S,” for the construction and industrial markets. Electrical Raceway products form the critical infrastructure that enables the deployment, isolation and protection of a structure’s electrical circuitry from the original power source to the final outlet.[3]


  • The company’s electrical raceway products include metal, polyvinyl chloride, and flexible electrical conduit and fittings; armored cable and fittings
  • Cable tray and cable ladders for the non-residential construction and renovation markets.
  • It also offers mechanical products and solutions comprising metal framing and fittings, mechanical pipes, flexible sprinkler drops, and barbed tapes, as well as construction services for the construction and industrial markets.
  • The company offers its products under the Allied Tube & Conduit, AFC Cable Systems, Heritage Plastics, Unistrut, Power-Strut, and Cope brands, as well as other sub-brands.
  • Atkore International Group Inc. serves a group of end markets, including new construction; maintenance, repair, and remodel, as well as infrastructure, diversified industrials, alternative power generation, healthcare, data centers, and government through electrical, industrial, and specialty distributors, as well as original equipment manufacturers.



  • 1959- Allied Tube & Conduit is incorporated in Blue Island, IL. They introduce Flo-Coat, the first patented “in-line” tube galvanization process.
  • 1960 - They begin operation with 10 employees and one tube mill.
  • 1965 - Their ranks swell to 100 employees. They relocate to 110,000 sq ft facility in Harvey, IL.
  • 1974 - They pioneer IMC, the first light-weight alternative to rigid conduit.
  • 1983 - They form a holding company to go public.
  • 1985 - Their channel framing line grows with the purchase of Power-Strut. We launch Kwik-Couple®, a time saving conduit coupling product.
  • 1987 - They acquired Tyco Laboratories, Inc (Later called Tyco International).
  • 1995 - They acquire Unistrut (US Division), expanding our metal framing line.
  • 1996 - They acquire TJ Cope, a manufacturer of cable tray systems.
  • 1997 - Their fire protection and construction line grows with the purchase of American Pipe & Tube.
  • 1998 - Their Special Metal Processing Facility opens with onsite clean and pickle processing and state-of-the-art computerized tracking system.
  • 1999 - They acquire AFC Cable Systems® and enter Canadian market with the acquisition of Columbia-MBF
  • 2003 - They form Tyco Dinaco and expand into South America.
  • 2009 - They celebrate 50 years and add 500,000 square feet to our Harvey, IL facility.
  • 2010 - Tyco international announces agreement to sell majority stake in our business to the private equity firm Clayton, Dubilier & Rice. The new company is named Atkore International®.
  • 2011 - Atkore International starts the year as a standalone company.
  • 2012 - They acquire Flexhead® Industries, a provider of flexible fire sprinkler connections, and divest our Morrisville, PA facility and GemFab business.
  • 2013 - Atkore strengthens its position in the PVC market by expanding its offering of electrical conduit, fittings, elbows, irrigation pressure and plumbing & sewer pipe with the acquisitions of Heritage Plastics™, Liberty Plastics™ and Ridgeline Manufacturing™.

As Atkore continues to build its Electrical Raceway portfolio, it divests a non-core business in Brazil and closes its factory in France.

  • 2014 - Atkore repurchases Tyco International’s remaining stock in our company.

Atkore continues its focus on delivering value-added solutions for our electrical raceway customers with the acquisition of American Pipe & Plastics, a manufacturer of PVC conduit serving the telecommunications, power, cable TV and fiber optic infrastructure markets. [5]


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