Sheet metal machinery manufacturer Engel Industries Inc. has named N.B. Handy Co. as its exclusive dealer in Virginia, eastern Tennessee, Georgia, North and South Carolina, and northern Florida.

N.B. Handy is a 116-year-old family-owned business based in Lynchburg, Va., with 15 stores in seven states, a steel-service center supplying custom galvanized coils and sheet metal, and more than 100 sales staffers and delivery trucks.

The company specializes in sheet metal machinery, HVAC accessories, equipment, architectural sheet metal and commercial roofing products. Its 16-member machinery department includes sales specialists, service and support staff, and an 8,000-square-foot repair center - one of the largest such operations east of the Mississippi River, officials say.