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Graham Architectural Products Acquires FM Enterprises
July 17, 2009

Graham Architectural Products (GAP) of York, Pa., a manufacturer of architectural grade windows and doors, has acquired FM Enterprises, a Merrill Wis., based manufacturer of curtainwall windows, storefront windows and doors, and sunshades. The newly formed entity, FM Enterprises, A Graham Architectural Company, will operate under the GAP banner.

"FM is an excellent fit in both product and corporate culture for GAP. FM's product offering is precisely what we were looking for strategically to provide our valued customers with a well-rounded product line," says Brian Hurley GAP president and chief executive officer. "We are also excited to have the availability of a skilled workforce that the Merrill, Wis., area can offer to GAP for future expansion opportunities. The addition of FM's products to our portfolio will enable us to better serve our customers by allowing us to supply the entire job from a single source, something that's important to many of our customers."

FM Enterprises will continue to operate as a GAP subsidiary from its 100,000-square-foot facility in Merrill where it employs 33 people. Todd Frederick will continue as FM's president and will maintain a roll-over equity position in the newly formed company.

"The core values of product quality, innovation and long-term customer relationships are similar for both companies, which provides us with a strong foundation for future success," says Frederick. "Graham will open up new opportunities in markets where we had limited success in the past. I expect this to be a big boost to our business for both the short and long term." Frederick and his management team will continue to oversee the day-to-day operations in their current capacity.

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