Enclos has acquired PFEIFER Structures America, a specialty facade contractor and leading provider of custom curtainwalls. Enclos Tensile Structures Inc. (ETS) acquired PFEIFER Structures America in December 2022 from its parent companies P&E Holding LLC and PFEIFER Structures (US) Holding Inc.
Enclos states that the move expands its offerings to include “custom tensile membrane structures, structural glass systems and kinetic structures” across North America. Enclos can now design, engineer, fabricate and install custom lightweight structures clad with Ethylene tetrafluoroethylene (ETFE), Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE), and glass, including long-span stadium roof structures.
“We are excited to add the leading lightweight tensile and membrane structures technical experts to our team,” says Enclos president Steve Danke. “The growing demand for ETFE skins represents an exciting opportunity for lightweight transparency complementary to the glazed curtainwall systems we currently offer. We look forward to delivering both to the premier stadiums and structures in the coming years.”
PFEIFER Structures America is headquartered in Dallas. It is known for its custom lightweight and tensile membrane structures. Its notable projects include the SoFi Stadium cable net and transparent ETFE roof, Carrier Dome Stadium PTFE roof renovation, and Allianz Field tensile facade for the Minnesota United FC’s soccer stadium. Current projects include the Intuit Dome in Inglewood, Calif., the future home of the Los Angeles Clippers.
“This is a transformational deal that combines two best-in-class industry leaders to form a fully integrated organization with unmatched technical experience and commercial resources,” says ETS president Tom Wuerch. “No matter the size or complexity of the project, this team will meet the challenge. We aim to become the preferred specialty trade partner on all tensile roof and facade structures and custom-building envelope systems.”
Wuerch will remain the president of ETS. Garry Becker and Bill Schmidt will remain as executive vice presidents. The North American head office will remain in Dallas, with satellite offices in Buffalo and a presence in Florida, California, Colorado, Canada and Mexico.