Graham Architectural Products (GAP) announced it has entered into an agreement with Continental Glass Systems (CGS), located in Hialeah, Fla., to acquire “a significant equity and operating partner position in the business of CGS,” according to a release.

Graham is a York, Pa.-based manufacturer of architectural-grade windows, window wall, doors and curtainwall. The company has manufacturing locations in York, New Castle, Pa., and Merrill, Wis.

The transaction, expected to close early in the first quarter of 2015, is a “strategic acquisition [that] complements the existing GAP businesses by broadening the Graham manufacturing footprint in the southern United States, while adding a well-established hurricane impact portfolio into the product mix,” according to GAP.

“We’re very excited about this important strategic investment with CGS and its partners,” says GAP president and CEO Brian Hurley. “. . . Combining CGS and GAP expands our geographical reach specifically along the Gulf and Atlantic coastlines, as well as in inland impact zones, and solidifies our hurricane impact product offering nationwide. We are excited to welcome CGS and all of its employees into the Graham family and look forward to capitalizing on the synergies and talent that exist with the two companies.”