Metals USA, Inc.


  • Pre-filing annual sales: $3,392 (millions of current dollars)
  • Pre-filing assets: $1,854 (millions of current dollars)
  • Pre-filing number of employees: 4,700
  • Sub-industry: 50 Wholesale Trade-durable Goods
  • Place of incorporation: DE
  • Court for city of headquarters: TX Houston
  • In business at filing? yes

Bankruptcy case

  • Chapter at filing: Chapter 11
  • Who filed case? debtors
  • Debtor's lead attorney: Fulbright Jaworski
  • Date of filing: November 14, 2001
  • Judge at filing: William R. Greendyke
  • Court district of filing: TX SD
  • Court city of filing: Houston
  • Case number: 01-42530
  • Cause of bankruptcy: Not tort
  • Forum shop? Filed at headquarters

  • Case transferred? no
  • Destination court of transfer: not applicable
  • Creditors committee appointed? yes
  • ยง363 sale: no 363 sale
  • Dip loan final approval? yes
  • Plan type: free fall

  • Disposition status: confirmed
  • Date of disposition: October 18, 2002
  • Judge at disposition: William R. Greendyke
  • Days from filing to disposition: 338

After the case

  • Did firm emerge? Company emerged
  • Did firm refile? emerged 5 years, did not refile

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National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges

Turnaround Management Association

American Bankruptcy Institute

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