April Industries, Inc. was founded in 1990 by Jean-Guy Vanier to provide quality architectural glass products to the Eastern Canadian building markets. Oldcastle Glass® is the largest independent supplier of architectural glass products and services with 42 operating locations throughout North America, including four Canadian operations in Burnaby and Penticton, BC, Calgary, AB, and Toronto, ON.
We have long sought to establish a stronger presence in Eastern Canada, said Ted Hathaway, Chief Executive Officer of Oldcastle Glass. This acquisition offers a solid platform for expanding Aprils product offerings and penetrating new geographic markets. We intend to build upon their outstanding reputation in the large and dynamic Quebec market where April has been the leading supplier of advanced glass products to the architectural and building communities.
April has invested significant amounts of financial and human capital over the past two years. We have built a new state-of-the-art 132,000 sq.ft. manufacturing facility, launched a new laminating line, received certifications to fabricate PPGs Solarban and Guardians Sun-Guard proprietary energy-efficient products and broadened our management team. We look forward to leveraging Oldcastles significant operational expertise and their North American network of strategically located operating facilities, said Jean-Guy Vanier, President.