News from Grey Mountain

December 18, 2012

2012 was a year of acquisitions for Grey Mountain Partners. The private equity firm first purchased Binswanger, now a stand-alone GMP company. It then went on to acquire Global Security Glazing, Custom Components Co., Columbia Commercial Building Products, Hawkins Architectural Products, North American Specialty Glass and Solar Seal this year, all of which are now part of its Consolidated Glass Holdings subsidiary. Industry readers kept close watch on the company's acquisition activities, as well as news about its future plans.

  • Exclusive: Grey Mountain talks strategy
    In the span of three months, Grey Mountain Partners, the Boulder, Colo., private equity firm, acquired four glass and metal fabrication companies: Custom Components Co., Columbia Commercial Building Products, Global Security Glazing and Hawkins Architectural Products. Recently, Beth Lesniak, vice president and affiliate manager for Grey Mountain, spoke exclusively with Glass Magazine about what lies ahead, specifically for the fabrication companies now under the Grey Mountain umbrella.
  • Grey Mountain names new president and CEO of Consolidated Glass Holdings
    Grey Mountain Partners announced today that Tom Ryan has been named president and CEO of Consolidated Glass Holdings, Inc., a consortium of its affiliate companies that currently includes Global Security Glazing, Columbia Commercial Building Products, Custom Components and Hawkins Architectural Products.
  • Grey Mountain buys Binswanger
    Grey Mountain Partners, a Boulder, Colo., private equity firm, has acquired Binswanger Enterprises, LLC. Headquartered in Memphis, Tenn., Binswanger is a designer, installer and retailer of architectural glass and aluminum products, focused on the maintenance, repair and renovation of residential and commercial buildings, as well as the auto glass replacement market.
  • CGH buys Solar Seal
    Consolidated Glass Holdings, Inc., an affiliate company of Grey Mountain Partners, has acquired the assets of Solar Seal, also known as Shaw Glass Co. A 2011 Glass Magazine Top Glass Fabricator, Solar Seal has an 88,000-square-foot facility in South Easton, Mass., where it employs about 100 people.
  • Grey Mountain acquires assets of North American Specialty Glass
    Grey Mountain Partners has acquired the assets of North American Specialty Glass out of Chapter 7 bankruptcy. Headquartered in Trumbauersville, Pa., NASG is a producer of safety and security glass, specializing in high-performance transparency systems for transportation, architectural, military and other specialty end-use applications, as well the development of glass and polycarbonate laminate technology.