Enclos Acquires PFEIFER Structures America
Tom Wuerch will remain the president of ETS, with Garry Becker and Bill Schmidt as executive vice presidents. The North American head office will remain in Dallas with satellite offices in Buffalo, New York, and a presence in Florida, California, Colorado, Canada and Mexico.
“We are excited to add the leading lightweight tensile and membrane structures technical experts to our team,” says Steve Danke, president of Enclos. “The growing demand for ETFE skins in particular represents an exciting opportunity for lightweight transparency that is complementary to the glazed curtainwall systems we currently offer. We look forward to delivering both to the premier stadiums and structures in the coming years.”
The reason for the acquisition
The acquisition of Pfeifer Structures America fits Enclos’ strategy to provide the most comprehensive custom building envelope solutions to owners, architects, engineers and general contractors. By purchasing Pfeifer Structures America, Enclos, a specialty facade contractor and provider of custom curtainwall, expands its offerings to include custom tensile membrane structures, structural glass systems, and kinetic structures across North America. ETS will design, engineer, fabricate and install custom lightweight structures clad with ETFE, PTFE, and glass, including long-span stadium roof structures.
“This is a transformational deal that combines two best-in-class industry leaders to form a fully integrated organization with unmatched technical experience and commercial resources,” says Tom Wuerch, president of ETS. “No matter the size or complexity of the project, this team will meet the challenge. Our goal is to become the preferred specialty trade partner on all your tensile roof and facade structures and custom-building envelope systems."
Pfeifer Structures America (PSN) originated in 1991 as Shade Concepts and was later renamed FabriTec Structures and, subsequently, Pfeifer-FabriTec. Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, PSN is recognized as the leading designer, technical engineer, fabricator, and installer of custom lightweight and tensile membrane structures. Notable recent projects include the SoFi Stadium cable-net and transparent ETFE roof, Carrier Dome Stadium PTFE roof renovation, and Allianz Field tensile facade for the Minnesota United FC’s soccer stadium. Current notable project work under construction includes the Intuit Dome in Inglewood, California, the future home of the Los Angeles Clippers.