Structural Engineering Firm Elema Acquires CPA Structural Glass

Elema has acquired CPA Structural Glass. The move increases Elema’s structural services offerings to provide collaborative expertise and unique insight into complex technical project issues.

The two firms have worked together in the past on projects such as the restoration of the Grand Théâtre de Québec, the Musée de Pointe-à-Callière’s glass floor and Montreal’s Complexe Desjardins’ canopies on Sainte-Catherine Street.

“CPA joining our team has been a long-time aspiration for our partners,” says Félix Bédard, vice president and co-founder of Elema. “We foresee exceptional project opportunities combining their vast experience in structural glass and our reputation for structural creativity.”

CPA president Béthanie Cloutier will join Elema as a structural glass specialist engineer. CPA vice president Marc Bilodeau will contribute on a consultant basis.

CPA was founded in 2000 as a subsidiary of Cloutier Powney and associates. The company is known for its new glass system designs, its development of mullioned and frameless facades and the use of glass as a load-bearing element, according to the announcement.

The acquisition “will allow us to expand the structural glass engineering service offering at the national level while bringing in new talent in the field of glass engineering,” says Cloutier.

Coating Solutions Group, FutureVu Brands Invest in New Joint Venture Company

Coating Solutions Group and FutureVu Brands have partnered to create a new joint venture company, Performance Films and Coatings International (PFCI). The new company will be a full-service window film supplier and distributor. FutureVu is a platform created to organize existing B2B and B2C businesses under a single operating umbrella. The businesses specialize in the architectural, glazing, energy and security retrofit markets.

PFCI will focus on window film products and specialty coatings serving the architectural and automotive industries. Additionally, PFCI will be the exclusive worldwide distributor of CoolVu Glass and Surface Solutions’ automotive and architectural films. It will also bring additional products and brands to the customer base addressing solutions for safety, security, anti-graffiti, surface protection and automotive coatings.

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