Gibraltar Industries Acquires Product Line
Purchase of Solar-Powered Ventilation Product Line Strengthens Company's Position in the Growing Energy Conservation Segment of the Building Materials Market
BUFFALO, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Gibraltar Industries (NAS: ROCK) , a leading manufacturer and distributor of products for building and industrial markets, announced the expansion of its offerings through the recently completed purchase of the assets of a Nevada-based supplier of solar-powered ventilation products.
The acquired business complements and expands Gibraltar's product portfolio and customer base in both the residential new construction and home remodeling markets. The company funded the investment of $5 million from existing cash on hand. The acquired product line generated revenue of approximately $4 million in 2012.
"Adding this solar ventilation product line will strengthen our position within the growing energy conservation segment of the building materials market space," said Gibraltar Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Brian Lipke. "It not only broadens our product category coverage immediately, but also provides us with access to innovative technology for future product designs, as well as opportunities to grow the business through marketing of additional products to established Gibraltar customers."
Gibraltar Industries is a leading manufacturer and distributor of building products, focused on residential and nonresidential repair and remodeling, as well as construction of industrial facilities and public infrastructure. The company generates more than 80% of its sales from products that hold the #1 or #2 positions in their markets, and serves customers across the U.S. and throughout the world. Gibraltar's strategy is to grow organically by expanding its product portfolio and penetration of existing customer accounts, while broadening its market and geographic coverage through the acquisition of companies with leadership positions in adjacent product categories. Comprehensive information about Gibraltar can be found on its website at http://www.gibraltar1.com.
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Kenneth Smith, 716-826-6500 ext. 3217
Chief Financial Officer
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