CRL acquires Tajima Corp. USA

January 11, 2010
COMMERCIAL, FABRICATION

C.R. Laurence Co., Los Angeles, acquired Tajima Corp. USA, according to a Jan. 11 release. Based in Los Angeles, Tajima has been supplying design, engineering, and manufacturing services to this industry in the United States for more than 20 years.

In making the announcement, Lloyd Talbert, President of CRL, stated, “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,” according to the release.

“Yuval (Al) Eini, the president of Tajima will be joining CRL as director of sales and engineering in our Architectural Metals Group," Talbert said in the release. "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.”

Tajima Corp. USA has extensive experience in the architectural metals industry, and the company’s product expertise includes curtain walls, entrances, storefronts, metal wall panels, column covers, cladding, canopies, sunscreens, handrails, and custom ornamental metals.

Tajima supplied its services to many large scale and prestigious projects including: UCLA Powell Library in Los Angeles; Westfield’s International Conference Center in New York; the Berkeley Boston in Los Angeles; the Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles; San Francisco International Airport; Hollywood and Highland/Kodak Theater, Los Angeles; Lady Of Angels Cathedral, Los Angeles; Century Plaza Hotel, Los Angeles; the 900 North Michigan Avenue in Chicago; and 101 Federal in Boston.

In addition to the acquisition of Tajima Corp. USA, CRL has completed an agreement with Pacific Door Closer Inc., San Francisco, to become the exclusive manufacturer and distributor of Balanced Doors developed by Wikk Industries. CRL will begin production and distribution of this well-known line of Balanced Doors in spring.

“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,” Talbert said in the release.