Santa Ana, California, USA - July 12, 2011 - International Skylights announced today the
completion of a significant acquisition thereby adding a major, new manufacturing facility in Texas to the company's California operations. This purchase establishes Acralight as the leading, full line manufacturer of skylights in the U.S. Yesterday the company completed the purchase of specific assets, product designs, testing, listings, certifications, machinery, tooling and dies for standard skylights, smoke vents and related products from the largest skylight manufacturer out of the Dallas, Texas area, a major step in Acralight International Skylight's strategic growth plan.
Lance McCabe, Chairman and CEO stated, "We are thrilled to have been successful in obtaining these assets and proven product solutions. As a leading daylight system provider headquartered in the west, this strategic investment by Acralight servers as the launch pad for our expansion to the central and eastern regions. We will be locating the assets and experienced personnel close to the seller's Terrell, Texas location in order to meet and exceed customer expectations for lead times and service reliability."
Operating as Acralight International Skylights, Texas Division, the acquisition of these assets from one of the nation's most recognized manufacturers of skylights establishes Acralight as the only full line manufacturer of skylights in the U.S. with manufacturing and shipping locations east and west of the Rocky Mountains. Our people and relocation of equipment are on schedule to be fully operational in August 2011. This will provide significant benefits to our customers in the central and eastern U.S. by reducing shipping costs to those locations.
Says Kevin Norcross, President, "Since acquiring Acralight in 2002, our team has accomplished significant sales growth in a challenging market. This strategic move positions us to build on that success. We are excited to welcome Jeff Rutledge on board as VP, General Manager for our central and eastern expansion. Jeff's 25 years of leadership experience with this most recognized national Texas leader of skylights will allow us to rapidly get up to speed manufacturing product and servicing customers."
Acralight is an innovative environmental daylighting systems provider in North America for the commercial, residential and architectural markets. Product solutions include unit skylights, heat and smoke vents, access hatches and structural glass skylights. Newly introduced transformative technologies include incorporation of super-insulated Lumira™ aerogels and Building Integrated Photovoltaic systems (BIPV). Previous specifiers and purchasers of these products such as the NL Series, the E Series and Vertex products can rest assured that all previous models will remain identifiable. Please call us for a full list of these model numbers.
This new acquisition will allow Acralight , a winner of the 2008 AAMA Chairman's Award for industry leadership, to continue its traditions of on-time delivery, quality and service.
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Chairman & CEO