Worthington Industries buys storage-tank maker

Columbus-based Worthington Industries purchased Westerman Cos., which “makes and sells storage tanks to the oil and gas industry,” for $70 million – including $6 million of Westerman’s debt, The Columbus Dispatch reports. Westerman Cos. will become part of Worthington’s pressure-cylinders business as the company strives to increase its “participation in the global energy and alternative fuel markets,” the article said.