Ibis Tek Inc., a portfolio company of Rockwood Equity Partners, has acquired Standard Bent Glass (SBG), a supplier of custom fabricated glass products.
Headquartered in East Butler, Pa., SBG has offered custom glass products since 1936. It has offered security and defense glass products for more than 30 years. According to Ibis Tek, a transparent armor company, SBG’s Department of Defense product line, including its transparent armor, is one of the most extensive in the country.
Based in Butler, Pa., Ibis Tek specializes in manufacturing transparent and opaque armor solutions for military vehicles, in addition to complementary products, such as vehicle lighting and accessories. It also provides first responder vehicle customization for commercial and military vehicles.
According to information provided by the company, the combined entity will have a new name, and is now the largest supplier of transparent armor to the Department of Defense, with significant growth opportunities available.
“SBG is a perfect, ‘hand in glove’ strategic fit with Ibis Tek,” says Ibis Tek CEO Vince Nardy. “SBG’s capability to fabricate specialty glass, together with Ibis Tek’s expertise in commercial vehicles, now provide significant opportunities to take on new programs that leverage our combined expertise in providing armored solutions to the military, as well as complementary vehicle capabilities.”
Mike Hartley, who served as CEO of SBG, will continue to serve the combined company as a senior advisor.
“Fifteen years ago, the two neighboring companies first worked together to offer transparent armor products in support of our military,” he says. “It is exciting to see that relationship come full circle, now as a combined enterprise that will provide one-stop-shop capabilities with flat and curved transparent armor, metal fabrication, certified welding, paint and coating, electrical assembly and system integration for vehicle upfitting.”
SBG specializes in glass fabrication, including bent glass and digital printing.
At press time, SBG had not responded to USGNN™’s request for comment about how the acquisition will impact its architectural glass offerings.