Trulite completes acquisition of Western States Glass

Glass Magazine
January 3, 2013
COMMERCIAL, RETAIL, FABRICATION

Officials from Trulite Glass & Aluminum Solutions LLC announced, January 3, that they have finalized the acquisition of Western States Glass Corp. Western States Glass has a long history of operations in northern California, with production facilities in Fremont, Fresno and Sacramento. As a result of this acquisition, Trulite and Western States will now serve all of California. Additionally, the Western States portfolio of products will broaden, offering laminated and PPG-certified products produced in Trulite's Los Angeles Supercenter, according to a Trulite release.

"We are excited to be part of the Trulite organization. We believe that a larger organization will allow us to provide a wider array of products and services to our loyal customer base," said Mickey Smith, president of Western States, in the release. "Our friendly merger means good things for all of us. It gives our company an extremely strong position in the marketplace and adds the strengths of Trulite to our own."

"We fully expect little change for the current customers and employees at Western States as a result of the acquisition," said Trulite's new CEO, Paul Schmitz, in the release. "We believe that the acquisition of Western States makes a lot of strategic sense, as it gives us the ability to expand into an attractive geographic region and partner with a strong management team that has demonstrated its ability to effectively service its customers. We remain interested in additional acquisitions that make good strategic sense and for which there is a strong cultural fit."