U.S. Block Windows Acquires Hy-Lite

March 30, 2009
Companies

U S Block Windows Inc. has purchased substantially all of the assets of Hy-Lite Products Inc., the acrylic block and decorative glass window manufacturer located in Eatonton, Ga. "The purchase combines the two most recognized names in the acrylic block window industry," officials state. 

U S Block Windows is privately owned by Hampshire Equity Partners of Greenwich, Conn. The company is headquartered in Pensacola, Fla., with manufacturing facilities in Pensacola and Tempe, Ariz. Hy-Lite was previously owned by Fortune Brands, Inc., the consumer products company based in Deerfield, Ill. that also owns Simonton Windows and Therma Tru Doors.  

“The addition of Hy-Lite’s products to our existing company will provide window dealers, builders and consumers with a broad variety of choices to meet their expanding privacy window needs from a single source,” according to Roger Murphy, U S Block Windows president. “We’re excited by this opportunity to strengthen our company with an increased product offering that positions us as the leading acrylic block provider in the industry.”

Hy-Lite introduced the first prefabricated acrylic block window to the market in 1988. U S Block Windows introduced its product to the market in 1996 and expanded the privacy window category with unique options including architectural shapes, casements, awnings, single hung and slider applications for both the new construction and replacement markets.

Products from Hy-Lite and U S Block Windows are sold through building material suppliers, window dealers and distributors throughout the United States. In addition, certain products are also distributed in Canada, Australia, Japan and Mexico.