Arch Acquires Trulite Industries

Arch Aluminum & Glass Co. Inc. of Tamarac, Fla., acquired Trulite Industries Ltd., a 32-year old glass fabricator based in Mississauga, Ontario. Trulite specializes in large-scale project work including insulating, tempered, spandrel and screen-printed glass. The company is also a distributor of flat glass products. Some of Trulite's work can be seen on projects such as Heinz Field (home of the Pittsburgh Steelers), The Palace of Auburn Hills (home of the Detroit Pistons), the Boston Convention Center, the Toronto Airport and Casino Niagara.

The acquisition of Trulite continues Arch's geographic growth, and is its first facility in Canada.

"We are excited about Trulite joining the family; the company's culture is in synergy with ours and their reputation in the industry is top notch. In addition, this acquisition allows Arch to move into new areas, and offer opportunities [for customers] to get supplies from a true single source," said Arch president and CEO Leon Silverstein.

"Being with Arch will allow us to continue to offer our customers the best service and quality in the industry," said Gerry Duffy, president of Trulite. "In addition, the resources that Arch brings will surely benefit us and ensure that we will always be on the cutting edge of the industry," said Duffy. Duffy and his management team will all remain in place with the company. Trulite CEO and one of the original founders, Peter Alexander, will also stay on in a consulting role.

"We are pleased that Peter and Gerry, along with the rest of the Trulite staff, will still be involved and we are confident that our backgrounds and philosophies are similar enough to ensure that everything will continue to run smoothly," Silverstein added.