Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope® Acquires SIGCO LLC of Westbrook, Maine
Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope® (OBE), part of CRH’s Americas Products Division, announced the acquisition of privately-held SIGCO LLC, effective July 6, 2018. SIGCO, based in Westbrook, Maine, is an architectural glass and metal fabricator.
“SIGCO is a great company that has built a strong reputation for quality products and incredible customer service. The acquisition of SIGCO is the next step in executing our growth strategy for our glass fabrication and architectural aluminum products businesses,” says Nathan Creech, president of Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope®. “SIG-CO’s unwavering focus on customer service, its entrepreneurial culture and its leadership position in New England makes it an ideal fit for OBE.”
SIGCO will operate as SIGCO, a CRH Company, led by Dave McElhinny and the rest of the existing management team.
“SIGCO and OBE share a common commitment to our industry and to the marketplace. Joining OBE will allow us to benefit from its extensive technical expertise and the strength and scale of its production and distribution network. This will be beneficial to our customers, our suppliers and our employees,” says McElhinny, SIGCO CEO. “We are very pleased to be joining the OBE and CRH family. It is an exciting time for our company.”
“We are acquiring another incredible business. We are especially pleased to welcome all of SIGCO’s employees to our company. Dave and the entire SIGCO team have cultivated a strong culture of quality, service, and customer focus that is consistent with the values we hold at OBE,” adds Creech.
Dynamic Glass Expands in Austin, Texas with Acquisition of Berry Glass
Dynamic Glass has acquired the assets of Austin, Texas-based Berry Glass and hired Bob Berry, former owner of Berry Glass, and his team to run a new Austin division. That division will be located in Berry’s existing facility in Buda, Texas. Berry is a 40-plus-year industry veteran with significant large-scale glazing experience across the state of Texas. Berry and Rick Cieslewicz, president of Dynamic Glass, go back more than 40 years together in the glass business, including working together at Regal Glass in Houston. Both men left Regal Glass and eventually went on to start their own companies. They remained friends over the years and recently decided that combining forces in Austin would create opportunity for both parties in that market, according to the company.
“This is a perfect opportunity for me and my team to combine with a great organization in Dynamic Glass to build some-thing special in Austin. I’m excited to get started and see what we can accomplish together,” says Berry.
Dynamic Glass plans to take a conservative approach in Austin by targeting a few initial projects and building from there. The company will use project management and field capabilities in Austin with drafting and fabrication handled by its 108,000-square-foot facility in Houston or 55,000-square-foot facility in Dallas on larger projects.
“Austin has always been a part of our longer-term plans and when the Berry Glass opportunity came up, it just made too much sense to pass up. Bob Berry and I go back over 40 years, and I have full faith and trust in Bob to lead our operation in Austin,” says Cieslewicz.
The company currently employs approximately 150 workers in Houston, Dallas and Austin.
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