Volume 35, Number 3, March 2000


DORMA Purchases
Crane Revolving Doors

DORMA Group North America has acquired high-end revolving door manufacturer Crane Revolving Doors of Lake Bluff, Ill. DORMA says the move will further strengthen its position in the door automation market.

“The addition of Crane to our product portfolio strengthens DORMA’s position in the North American market, and provides our customers with a more complete line of opening products,” said Dr. Michael Schadlich, CEO, The Dorma Group Worldwide.

Richard Tracy, former owner of Crane, will continue his role as president, reporting to Paul Kosakowski, president of DORMA Group North America.


Unruh Fab Acquires
R.C.C. Metal Fab

Unruh Fab Inc. of Sedgwick, Kan., has acquired R.C.C. Metal Fab of Argon, Ga. The product line of the combined companies, operating under the Unruh name, will include warehouse racks, storage systems, carts, air tables, pickup and van racks, truck rack bodies, and semi trailers.

“I can’t think of a better way to show our commitment to the glass industry than our investment in R.C.C,” said Unruh president Steve Brown. The acquisition represents an overall growth strategy for the company.


Marvic Supply and Wardmar Join Forces

Marvic Supply Co. Inc. of Doylestown, Pa., distributor of building products, has acquired window and door retailer Wardmar Co. Inc. of Edgement, Pa. The acquisition extends Marvic’s service area throughout Delaware, Bucks, Montgomery and Philadelphia counties, and adds several national brands of windows and doors to Marvic’s products.

“This merger is helping us achieve our goal to become the single-source supplier of premium building products for the Philadelphia metropolitan area,” said Dave Smith, president of Marvic Supply.


AAPC Subsidiary Obtains TM Window
& Door Assets

Boardman, Ohio-based Binnings Pan America, an American Architectural Products Corp. (AAPC) subsidiary, has obtained most of the assets of TM Window & Door of Pompano Beach, Fla. AAPC president and CEO, Frank Amedia, says “We are continuing to augment the company’s commercial and engineered product segment through the acquisition of additional existing manufacturing companies with established product lines. The acquisition of TM ... fits both the geographic and product integration strategy established by the company.”

ODL Purchases Assets
of Western Reserve

ODL Inc. of Zeeland, Mich., has announced the asset purchase of Doorlite Inc., more commonly known as Western Reserve Products, effective January 15, 2000. The asset purchase includes distribution centers in Youngstown, Ohio, Dallas, and Gallatin, Tenn., and a manufacturing facility in Mexico. ODL plans to keep the Western Reserve Doorlite product line and operate under a newly created, wholly-owned subsidiary of ODL, called Western Reflection™ LLC. ODL will continue to sell its existing product line.

“This acquisition demonstrates ODL’s ongoing commitment to our industry and strengthens ODL’s position as the market leader in doorlites,” said Doug Hutchings, director of business development for ODL.


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