Graham Acquires FM Enterprises

July 20, 2009

Graham Architectural Products has acquired FM Enterprises, a Merrill, Wis., based manufacturer of curtain wall windows, storefront windows and doors, and sunshades. The newly formed entity, FM Enterprises, a Graham Architectural company, will operate under the GAP banner.

“FM is an excellent fit in both product and corporate culture for GAP," says Brian Hurley, president and CEO of York, Pa.-based Graham. "FM’s product offering is precisely what we were looking for strategically to provide our valued customers with a well rounded product line. We are also excited to have the availability of a skilled workforce that the Merrill, Wis., area can offer to GAP for future expansion opportunities. The addition of FM’s products to our portfolio will enable us to better serve our customers by allowing us to supply the entire job from a single source, something that’s important to many of our customers.”

FM Enterprises will continue to operate as a GAP subsidiary from its 100,000-square-foot facility in Merrill where it employs 33 people. Hurley told the Wausau Daily Herald that the company eventually will bring 60 additional jobs to the existing Wisconsin.

“The core values of product quality, innovation, and long-term customer relationships, are similar for both companies which provides us with a strong foundation for future success," says Todd Frederick, who continues as FM's president. "Becoming part of Graham will open up new opportunities in markets where we had limited success in the past. I expect this to be a big boost to our business for both the short and long term.”