Springs Window Fashions acquires Horizons Window Fashions
Springs Window Fashions, LLC has announced the completion of its acquisition of Horizons Window Fashions, which includes the totality of its assets and its Waukegan and Gurnee, Ill. operations.
"Horizons’ history dates back to 1891, and similar to Springs’, has been evolving and adapting to the changing needs of their customers and the industry," explained Springs Window Fashions in a statement. "Horizons produces high-quality products, provides exceptional customer service, and brings a management team with a high level of industry knowledge, skill and integrity. These characteristics align well with Springs."
Horizons will retain its management structure and go-to-market strategies, with president Bill O’Connor reporting directly to Springs president and CEO Scott Fawcett.
Middleton, Wis.-based Springs currently operates in nine locations across the U.S. and Mexico, with a staff of approximately 5,000 associates.
Cedar Creek plans new Atlanta location
Oklahoma City-based Cedar Creek has announced its plans to build a new distribution center in Atlanta.
"This expansion into one of the nation’s top housing markets underscores our ongoing commitment to growing Cedar Creek’s geographic footprint," said CEO Bill Adams. "Although we are currently servicing Atlanta from Birmingham, Ala., our new location will assure that we provide the best possible service and localized product mix to our Atlanta-area customers."
Cedar Creek COO D. Wayne Trousdale added that the company is currently in the process of hiring employees in Atlanta with knowledge of the local market.
The wholesale building materials distribution company currently maintains 16 locations in 25 states.
Versatex Max extends to 2×4 and 2×6
Versatex has extended its “2-by” Versatex Max system to include 2×4 and 2×6 sizes.
The architectural trim product line made its debut early this year with a 11/2-in.-thick, 48-in. wide sheet — 1/4-in. thicker than competing extruded PVC products. In response to fabricator requests for dimensionally compatible materials to reduce cutting and handling operations, Versatex developed nominal 2×8, 2×10 and 2×12 boards.
“With the addition of our 2x4s and 2x6s, the industry finally has access to a complete system of 11/2-in. trim board material,” Versatex president John Pace said. “Our customers in the field are already reporting gains in productivity, along with reductions in costs associated with handling, fabrication time and scrap.”
According to Rick Kapres, VP sales, at Versatex: “Wooden 2-bys are still the basic building blocks of the housing industry. Now, if you’re making fabricated items like laminated pergola beams, custom mouldings, window surrounds, corbels or spindles, you can take advantage of PVC’s stability and weather-resistance without the hassle of reconciling ‘PVC sizes’ with standard lumber sizes. And with Versatex Max boards, you’re starting with clean, dimensionally accurate edges and true, 90-degree angles.”
The product will be available from distributors nationwide starting in mid-December. Initially, all boards will be supplied in 12-ft. and18-ft. lengths, with the Versatex smooth-matte finish.