CRL Announces the Acquisition of Tajima Corporation USA
January 11, 2010

C.R. Laurence Co. Inc. announced it has acquired Tajima Corporation USA (Tajima). Based in Los Angeles, Tajima has been supplying design, engineering and manufacturing services to the architectural metals industry in the United States for more than 20 years.

"We are proud of the fact that all the employees of Tajima will be joining CRL as Tajima's operations are consolidated with our existing Los Angeles architectural metals and manufacturing operations," says Lloyd Talbert, president of CRL. "Yuval (Al) Eini, the president of Tajima will be joining CRL as director of sales and engineering in our architectural metals group. Al will join Armando Rodriguez, the CRL brand manager of architectural metals, in continuing the process of developing the market for these products. In addition to the current CRL and Tajima product offerings, there are many additional products and services planned for launch later this year."

In addition to the acquisition of Tajima, CRL has completed an agreement with Pacific Door Closer Inc. to become the exclusive manufacturer and distributor of balanced doors developed by Wikk Industries. CRL will begin production and distribution of this line in the spring of 2010.

"The people, products, machinery and know-how acquired in these two transactions are tremendous complements to our growing architectural metals and architectural hardware capabilities, and represent our strong commitment to these important growth industries," adds Talbert.

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