Arch Aluminum & Glass, headquartered in Tamarac, Fla., has announced an
agreement is in place that will merge Arch Aluminum of Texas into its operations.
Though the names are similar, the Texas company, which was created and founded
by Ray London, was not part of the Arch operations that originated in Florida.
Under the pending agreement, the three Texas locations, Dallas, Fort Worth and
Grand Prairie, will become part of Arch Aluminum & Glass.
"I always felt that those operations would join us someday. I'm just surprised
it took as long as it did," said Leon Silverstein, Arch Aluminum & Glass
president and chief executive officer. "That group is well run and obviously
fits perfectly into our future plans."
According to the announcement, the Texas locations feature glass and aluminum
fabrication, as well as stock distribution.
"This is a great set-up for our employees and customers, as we will continue
to do business the way we have always done it while incorporating the Arch philosophy,"
said Ray London. "Also, having access to their resources and capabilities
will only make us better."
The new companies will join Arch Aluminum & Glass' current Dallas branch,
and with that the company will soon break ground on a new facility in the Dallas-Fort
Worth area, which will manufacture tempered, insulating, laminated, architectural
aluminum and more.
Arch Aluminum of Texas' current staff will not be affected.