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Caldwell's Acquisition of Advantage Manufacturing
ROCHESTER, NY – Caldwell Manufacturing Company North America, LLC (Caldwell) today announced the acquisition of substantially all of the assets of Advantage Manufacturing of Victor, NY. including its Magnumbranded operable window hardware line.
According to Caldwell President and CEO Eric Mertz, the purchase adds depth to the Company’s offerings and complements its existing line of high-quality sliding window hardware. By combining two highly successful product lines and distribution networks, the new entity is poised for geographic expansion and diversifies its product offerings at precisely the right time to leverage the economic rebound.
Advantage Manufacturing was founded in 1992 by Malcolm Muir in Victor, NY. Advantage Manufacturing
has been producing high quality, heavy-duty, four-bar hinges, designed to provide the high load-bearing capacity needed for aluminum casement and projection windows. Muir will remain involved in the business under the terms of the purchase, and operations will continue at the Victor facility.
Company leadership said today that customers, employees and venders should not expect any immediate changes and that, while there are clearly areas of great opportunity between the current offerings of both companies, as the integration progresses they will evaluate synergies in a way that assures a “First in Service/Best in Class” result for our customers and employees.
“With Caldwell parts installed in billions of windows worldwide,” said Mertz, “and nearly 125 years of innovation experience combined with our market leadership in window hardware, Caldwell is now perfectly poised to respond to the increased demands of today’s building market.”
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