Brown Steel, LLC and Case Engineered Lumber, Inc. have filed Chapter 11 petitions in the Northern District of Georgia.

From the Deal Watch Blog

Brown Steel, based in Newnan, manufactures and fabricates structural and plate steel for commercial and industrial customers. G. Frank Nason IV of Lamberth, Cifelli, Stokes, Ellis & Nason represents the company, which in its petition, filed in U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Georgia, estimates that it has between $1 million and $10 million in both assets and liabilities.

This reorganization is not Brown Steel’s first debt-fueled trip to court. Colonial Bank of Alabama, represented by Kevin B. Getzendanner of Arnall Golden & Gregory, sued the company in Coweta Superior Court on June 11. According to the complaint, which seeks a receiver and injunctive relief, Brown Steel defaulted on more than $5.6 million in loans from the bank. [click here for Newnan Times-Herald article about suit] …

The other reorganization petition filed in the Northern District by Flowery Branch, Ga.-based Case Engineered Lumber, lists assets of less than $50,000 and between $10 million and $50 million in liabilities. Barbara Ellis-Munro of Ellenberg, Ogier, Rothschild & Rosenfeld represents the company, which supplies engineered floor and roof systems to homebuilders and lumber dealers.