Cardinal Acquires Catalina Tempering

Glass Magazine
July 3, 2014

Officials from Cardinal Glass Industries announced July 3 that its subsidiary Cardinal CT Company acquired the assets of Catalina Tempering Inc. and its subsidiaries. The terms of the agreement are undisclosed.

Catalina operates seven regional custom tempering facilities serving the residential window and door market. “Over the last ten years, Catalina has built its business based on quality products and high levels of customer satisfaction," says Steve Nelson, president, Cardinal CG Company. "Founders Randy Steinberg and Dennis Jasmer have assembled an excellent management team and an experienced workforce which will be a great addition to Cardinal Glass.”

With the conversion of the window and door industry to a more responsive, made to order format, the consumption of custom tempered glass by residential customers has been expanding at a rate nearly double that of window growth. Cardinal’s acquisition of Catalina will serve to expand Cardinal’s presence into new markets and ensure adequate custom tempering capacity for the foreseeable future, Nelson says.

Catalina will continue to operate under its current structure and anticipates servicing its customers with the same product offerings as in the past. Additionally, Catalina will have access to Cardinal’s coated glass products which will afford Catalina’s customer base an even broader array of high performance and Energy Star products.

Cardinal operates 32 manufacturing and fabrication sites throughout the United States. With the acquisition of Catalina, a total of 39 facilities and 32 custom tempering furnaces will be available to service the markets. "The synergy between custom tempering capacity, and Cardinal’s regional insulating glass production facilities, will expand Cardinal’s ability to serve customers throughout the U.S. and Canada," Nelson says.