Cardinal Acquires Catalina Tempering
July 8, 2014
Cardinal Glass Industries subsidiary Cardinal CT Co. has acquired the assets of Catalina Tempering Inc. Catalina operates seven regional custom tempering facilities serving the residential window and door market. Post-sale, Catalina will continue to operate under its current structure and anticipates servicing its customers with the same product offerings as in the past. Additionally, Catalina will have access to Cardinal’s coated glass product,s which will afford Catalina’s customer base an even broader array of high performance and Energy Star products, according to company officials.
With the conversion of the window and door industry to a more responsive, made-to-order format, the consumption of custom tempered glass by residential customers has been expanding at a rate nearly double that of window growth. Cardinal’s acquisition of Catalina will serve to expand Cardinal’s presence into new markets and ensure adequate custom tempering capacity for the foreseeable future, says Steve Nelson, president, Cardinal CG.
“Over the last 10 years, Catalina has built its business based on quality products and high levels of customer satisfaction," Nelson says. "Founders Randy Steinberg and Dennis Jasmer have assembled an excellent management team and an experienced workforce which will be a great addition to Cardinal Glass.”
Cardinal operates 32 manufacturing and fabrication sites throughout the United States. With the acquisition of Catalina, a total of 39 facilities and 32 custom tempering furnaces will be available to service the markets. "The synergy between custom tempering capacity, and Cardinal’s regional insulating glass production facilities, will expand Cardinal’s ability to serve customers throughout the U.S. and Canada," Nelson says.