Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope® Acquires Syracuse Glass

Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope® (OBE) has acquired Syracuse Glass Company (SGC), an independent fabricator and distributor of architectural glass and aluminum products. OBE officials say the move will expand the company’s presence in the Northeast.

SGC provides custom-fabricated products, including tempered, laminated and insulating glass, shower enclosures, glass entrances and storefronts and custom aluminum entrances and storefronts. “We are excited about leveraging our collective cultures and capabilities to build on SGC’s great reputation,” says OBE CEO Bruno Biasiotta. “This acquisition will allow our teams to provide industry-leading glazing solutions to serve our customers and partners better and help them succeed. Our enhanced presence in the Northeast will enable OBE and SGC to capitalize on the market opportunity and grow our industry-leading market position.”

According to SGC CEO John Dwyer, the acquisition provides SGC with more support, expertise and product options.

As such, Dwyer says that SGC’s customers can “continue to rely on the leading service levels and product quality they have come to expect from SGC. Partnering with OBE, we will remain our customers’ supplier of choice well into the future.”

The news of the acquisition comes months following the death of SGC president Joe Gudenburr, who passed away on April 2, 2023, after a battle with cancer. He was 53 years old. Gudenburr was named SGC’s CEO in 2021.

Salem Fabrication Expands with Acquisition of Used Glass Equipment Provider

Salem Fabrication Technologies Group Inc. has acquired Glass Machinery Locator (GML), a provider of used glass equipment. GML will become part of Salem’s Used Equipment Division, joining the company’s existing divisions, Salem Fabrication Supplies, HHH Equipment Resources and Salem FTG Capital.

Through GML’s updated website, North American fabricators can buy or sell used tempering furnaces and fabrication equipment, such as pre-owned sandblasting machines, laminating lines and insulating glass unit equipment.

“Aside from the cost, it’s always good to have a back-up machine to your primary machine for high-volume fabricators,” says Salem CEO Mike Willard. “For new fabricators getting into our industry, it is a lower cost to entry to get their shop up and running. Pre-owned equipment also allows customers to expand their product offerings outside their current offerings.”

GML will serve as a liaison between buyers and sellers throughout the transaction process. The existing staff will assist with developing pricing, identifying machine specs, deal communications, marketing efforts, shipping logistics, paperwork requirements, and more.

“Offering pre-owned equipment is a recession-proof move,” says Willard regarding Salem’s motivation to acquire GML. “When a recession occurs, which may be likely later this year or early next year, customers may not be able to afford new equipment; however, they can afford pre-owned equipment.”

PGTI Acquires Eco Enterprises

PGT Innovations (PGTI) has fully acquired Eco Enterprises, a Miami-based manufacturer of aluminum, impact-resistant windows and doors.

The deal enables PGTI to accelerate revenue growth, expand margins and strengthen the supply chain by adding glass production capacity while diversifying and bolstering product lines to provide opportunities in commercial and residential markets.

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