Deceuninck buys Graham Engineering's pultruded window business

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

Deceuninck North America, based in 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 Pennsylvania.

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

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

Filip Geeraert, president and CEO of Deceuninck North America, said pultruded windows are an important market sector for its current residential window-fabricator customers, and commercial construction.

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

After acquiring Graham’s assets, Deceuninck North America now has seven pultrusion lines in Monroe.

“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 in a prepared statement.

He said Deceuninck’s brand of Innergy Ridid Thermal Reinforcements, and hybrid window and door, are made using pultrusion. Geeraert was not immediately available for comment beyond the press release.

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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