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Deceuninck North America Expands Pultrusion Capabilities; Partners with Graham Architectural Products

Acquisition of Assets from Graham Engineering Adds Additional Capacity, and New Partnership with Graham Architectural Products Adds another Fabricator to Deceuninck's Nationwide Network

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MONROE, Ohio, Aug. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Deceuninck North America, a leading designer and manufacturer of high-quality systems for windows, doors, and outdoor living, has acquired the pultrusion assets and related intellectual property of Graham Engineering, a manufacturer of blow molding machinery based in York, PA.  At the same time, Deceuninck will serve as the singular supplier of pultruded polyurethane window components to Graham Architectural Products (GAP) for their GThurm® composite window and curtain wall systems.  GAP, also based in York, is a sister company to Graham Engineering that manufactures architectural-grade windows, doors and curtain wall.

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"Through the acquisition of Graham Engineering's equipment and know-how, Deceuninck is securing its spot as a leader in this important market sector, one that has specific relevance to our current residential customers as well the commercial construction industry," said Filip Geeraert, president and CEO of Deceuninck North America. "This further expands our capability to offer something our customers and their customers are seeking – products with superior strength and increased energy efficiency.  Deceuninck's Innergy® Rigid Thermal Reinforcements and hybrid window and door systems are based on pultruded polypropylene technology and are clear examples of this.  With this acquisition, we are proud to add Graham Architectural Products to our list of industry-leading customers."

"We are excited about the bright future we see for this technologically advanced GThurm® window and curtain wall systems and the prospect of working with a company like Deceuninck," said Brian Hurley, president and CEO of Graham Architectural Products.  "Their commitment to quality and innovation, much like our own, is a key factor in what we believe will be a very successful venture."

Graham Architectural Products began manufacturing heavy commercial and architectural-grade windows in 1972.  For more than 40 years, Graham has become known for its accurate reproductions of historical windows.  During that same time, Graham has added a wide variety of products to its line-up, including standard windows and doors and blast-resistant, hurricane-resistant and acoustical specialty products.

Both Graham Engineering and Graham Architectural Products are part of the Graham Group, a private investment group. 

Through its acquisition of Graham Engineering's assets, Deceuninck now has seven manufacturing lines specifically devoted to pultrusion.

For more information about Deceuninck North America, please visit www.deceuninck-americas.com.

About Deceuninck
Deceuninck® North America, LLC is part of the Deceuninck® Group, an integrated global organization specializing in compounding, tool fabrication, design, development, extrusion, finishing of uPVC window systems and composite applications for the building industry. The company is active in more than 75 countries, has 35 subsidiaries (production and/or sales), and is supported by nearly 3,000 personnel worldwide. In 2012, Deceuninck Group achieved consolidated sales of €556.9 million Euros worldwide (approximately $720 million USD).  Deceuninck® North America encompasses fully-integrated design, compounding, tooling, extrusion and quality assurance disciplines for the production of vinyl window and door systems and composite applications for the building industry at its corporate headquarters in Monroe, Ohio.  For more information, please visit www.deceuninck-americas.com

Contact:
Jeff Donaldson
412-642-7700
jeff.donaldson@elias-savion.com  

SOURCE Deceuninck North America



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