C.R. Laurence acquires U.S. Aluminum

Glass Magazine
July 8, 2011
COMMERCIAL, RETAIL, FABRICATION

Officials from C.R. Laurence Co. announced the acquisition of U.S. Aluminum Co., formerly part of the International Aluminum Group, which filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy May 11. Tom Harris, executive vice president of U.S. Aluminum, will serve as president of the new CRL company, Lloyd Talbert, CRL president, said in a release.

"We are very pleased to announce the acquisition of the assets and business of U.S. Aluminum, one of the most respected names in the storefront and curtain wall business. We are proud of this new association and are especially pleased that Tom Harris, executive vice president of the predecessor company, will join us as president of the new company," Talbert said in the release. "Tom has more than 20 years experience leading major storefront and curtain wall suppliers, and is well respected in the industry. Tom will spend the next few weeks assembling a team to rebuild this iconic brand, and will be integral in the further development of a comprehensive architectural hardware program."

Talbert continued, "Our plan is to contact customers and vendors of U.S. Aluminum, as well as many of their former employees, to re‐establish relationships. We wish to assure those U.S. Aluminum clients who have jobs in progress that we will immediately assess the status of their orders and expedite their completion and delivery. We're confident that we can restore the U.S. Aluminum brand to its former luster. We also appreciate the support and encouragement we have received from many C.R. Laurence customers during this process."