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FHC Acquires Assets of Columbia Commercial Building Products

The Frameless Hardware Co. acquired substantially all of the assets of Columbia Commercial Building Products from Consolidated Glass Holdings. The Rockwall, Texas-based company offers a complete line of architectural aluminum systems including entrances, storefronts, windows and curtain walls.

“Architectural aluminum has long been the next logical addition to FHC’s product offering,” says Chris Hanstad, president of FHC. “Columbia’s quality and integrity are well known and the addition of these systems gives our customers a single-source solution to partner with on their projects. It’s peace of mind and added convenience for the industry, and also speaks to FHC’s commitment to American manufacturing.”

Through the sale FHC has acquired inventory, fabrication equipment, and product designs for Columbia’s entrance doors, storefront and curtain wall systems. The company’s window line was acquired by Vernon, California-based Arcadia Inc. in a separate transaction.

This acquisition marks FHC’s entry to the commercial aluminum storefront market in conjunction with the launch of their new FHC Aluminum brand and major manufacturing expansion at their Southgate, California, headquarters. The latest expansion brings FHC’s manufacturing and distribution footprint to a combined 135,000 square feet, and the company now manufactures and supplies a comprehensive selection of all-glass entrance systems, door controls, frameless shower hardware, architectural railings, transaction windows, glazing tools and supplies, and aluminum entrances, storefront and curtain wall systems.

The acquisition follows the February announcement from CGH that it was winding down operations at Columbia Commercial Building Products and seeking a buyer.