Deceuninck buys Graham Engineering's pultruded window business

By Bill Bregar
Senior Staff Reporter

Published: August 29, 2013 4:19 pm ET
Updated: August 30, 2013 3:08 pm ET

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Topics Construction, Mergers & Acquisitions, Machinery, Windows & doors
Companies & Associations Graham Partners Inc.

Window and decking extruder Deceuninck North America LLC has acquired the 2-year-old pultruded window business from Graham Engineering Corp.

Deceuninck North America, of Monroe, Ohio, will be the only supplier of pultruded window profiles to Graham Architectural Products for Graham’s GThurm composite window and curtain wall systems. Graham Architectural Products is a sister company of Graham Engineering in York, Pa.

Deceuninck announced the deal Aug. 29. Terms were not disclosed.

Deceuninck will move the single Graham Engineering pultrusion machine from York to its plant in Monroe, Ohio, in September, said Filip Geeraert, president and CEO of Deceuninck North America.

Graham Engineering, which makes blow molding machinery, began its pultrusion operation in mid-2011.The GThurm window used the pultrusion process to make the windows from 80 percent continuous strand glass reinforcement—a much higher ratio of glass that traditional pultruded window profiles—and 20 percent polyurethane. The makes the windows much stronger, officials said.

Geeraert said pultruded windows are an important market sector for its current residential window-fabricator customers, and commercial construction.

Pultrusion machinery draws glass fibers through a resin bath and a die, creating a profile with lots of strength and rigidity.

After acquiring Graham’s assets, Geeraert said that Deceuninck North America now has seven pultrusion lines—four in its Monroe factory and three at an outside firm. Deceuninck owns all seven machines.

“This further expands our capability to offer something our customers and their customers are seeking—products with superior strength and increased energy efficiency,” Geeraert said.

He said Deceuninck’s brand of Innergy Ridid Thermal Reinforcements, and hybrid window and door, are made using pultrusion.

At the upcoming GlassBuild America show, Sept. 10-12 in Atlanta, Deceuninck will show a hybrid sliding door that combines a PVC frame with a pultruded sash.

Graham Architectural Products began making heavy commercial and architectural-grade windows in 1972.

Graham Engineering and Graham Architectural products are owned by Graham Group.


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