Investment in Commercial Steel Treating Corporation

Washington, D.C., July 2015

HCI Equity Partners announces its investment in Commercial Steel Treating Corporation, North America’s America’s largest provider of engineered protective coating, pre-treatment, heat treating, and technical intermediation services for metal fasteners. CSTC has a history of being at the forefront of coating technology since it was founded in 1927 by the Hoensheid family. The Company meets or exceeds its customers’ anti-corrosion performance standards using state-of-the-art coating equipment, proprietary IT software, and its deep base of industry knowledge.