The Frameless Hardware Co. (FHC) LLC, a supplier and manufacturer to the glass and glazing industries, has substantially acquired assets of Columbia Commercial Building Products from Consolidated Glass Holdings (CGH). The Rockwall, Texas-based company offers a complete line of architectural aluminum systems including entrances, storefronts, windows and curtainwalls.
Through the sale FHC has acquired inventory, fabrication equipment and product designs for Columbia’s entrance doors, storefront and curtainwall systems. The company’s window line was acquired by Arcadia Inc. in a separate transaction.
This acquisition marks FHC’s entry to the commercial aluminum storefront market in conjunction with the launch of the company’s new FHC Aluminum brand and major manufacturing expansion at their South Gate, Calif., headquarters. The latest expansion brings FHC’s manufacturing and distribution footprint to a combined 135,000 square feet, and the company now manufactures and supplies a comprehensive selection of all-glass entrance systems, door controls, frameless shower hardware, architectural railings, transaction windows, glazing tools and supplies, and aluminum entrances, storefront and curtainwall systems.
“Architectural aluminum has long been the next logical addition to FHC’s product offering,” says Chris Hanstad, president of FHC. “Columbia’s quality and integrity are well known and the addition of these systems gives our customers a single-source solution to partner with on their projects. It’s peace of mind and added convenience for the industry and also speaks to FHC’s commitment to American manufacturing.”