Tyman PLC / AmesburyTruth™ Acquires BILCO®
By Kevin Anez on June 15, 2016

~~London, England / Edina, Minnesota (June 16, 2016) – Tyman PLC, parent company of AmesburyTruth™, a premier manufacturer of window and door components for residential and commercial applications, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire The BILCO Company. The acquisition will enable AmesburyTruth to broaden its commercial product portfolio and further penetrate the commercial market segment. BILCO is a leading supplier of specialty access products for both residential and commercial markets. The terms of the agreement will be effective July 1, 2016 at which time BILCO will become a wholly owned subsidiary of AmesburyTruth.  

BILCO will continue to manufacture commercial and residential access products from its existing facilities. The company has a strong presence in North America and select international markets. “BILCO has excellent brand recognition enabling growth for other AmesburyTruth products,” said AmesburyTruth President and CEO Jeff Graby. “BILCO is a very good fit for our business. The products play a critical role in providing solutions for building openings in both the commercial and residential segments enabling AmesburyTruth to play a greater role in providing a total solutions package.”

“We are pleased to be part of a company that has a rich history steeped in innovation,” said Tom Crowley, BILCO’s president. “We see this acquisition as an opportunity to evolve our product portfolio. Customers can expect to receive the same great quality, value, and service.  Additionally, our company will have access to best in class business practices designed to streamline our business processes while delivering enhanced value to our customers.”

“We were pleased to find a buyer whose values aligned well with the BILCO brand that our grandfather George Lyons worked so hard to build,” said Robert Lyons Jr., BILCO Chairman and CEO. “AmesburyTruth was the perfect choice as their business has had a long history of satisfying customers, and we believe their culture will help BILCO evolve as a business.”

About BILCO
For 90 years, The BILCO Company has been a building industry pioneer in the design and development of specialty access products. Over these years, the company has built a reputation among architects, and engineers for products that are unequaled in design and workmanship. BILCO – an ISO 9001 certified company – offers a line of specialty access products for commercial and residential construction markets. For more information, visit www.bilco.com.

About AmesburyTruth™
AmesburyTruth™ is a leading manufacturer of window and door extrusions, hardware, and sealing systems, which are used by leading window and door manufacturers throughout North America, for both residential and commercial markets. Based in Edina, Minnesota, the company has facilities throughout North America.  The company is a subsidiary of Tyman Plc. (London Stock Exchange: TYMN). Tyman Plc, headquartered in London, is a leading international supplier of components to the window and door industry. Visit www.amesburytruth.com.

Steve Klein Named U.S. Western Region Solutions Sales Manager for Balance Systems
By Kevin Anez on August 6, 2015

OWATONNA, MN (August 6, 2015) – AmesburyTruth™, a premier manufacturer of window and door components for residential and commercial applications, has named Steve Klein U.S. Western Region Solutions Sales Manager for Balance Systems.

Klein brings more than 29 years of experience in the architectural glass and hardware industries serving both residential and commercial markets.

"We are pleased to welcome Steve to the AmesburyTruth family" says Cindi Freidhof, Regional Sales Director, Western U.S.

Not only does Klein bring a wealth of experience in the window and door industry, but he already has more than eight years of experience providing technical sales solutions for AmesburyTruth™ customers. Klein served as a technical manufactures sales representative utilizing AmesburyTruth products to help residential and commercial customers overcome design challenges with tight timelines and stringent budget demands. He's no stranger to working with the AmesburyTruth engineering teams to help window and door customers meet their needs.

"I'm happy to be on board with AmesburyTruth. This is a relationship that makes a lot of sense," says Klein. "I'm pleased to be reunited with my valued customers and look forward to providing advanced window and door solutions again. The AmesburyTruth team is second to none in the window and door industry."

Klein has begun an in-depth training program at AmesburyTruth His extensive training will enhance his knowledge of commercial and residential balance systems used in a wide variety of single and double hung windows.

AmesburyTruthâ„¢ Announces The Sale of Its Non-Fenestration Custom Extrusion Business
By Kevin Anez on February 26, 2015

Edina, MN  – AmesburyTruth™, a premier manufacturer of window and door components for residential and commercial applications, has entered into a definitive agreement to sell its non-fenestration custom extrusion business based in Ontario, California to VIP Rubber and Plastic Products. Under the terms of the agreement, AmesburyTruth will retain the fenestration custom extrusion business as well as the Bandlock Couplers business.

The 72,000-square-foot facility has approximately 50 employees. The business had numerous competencies including custom fenestration extrusion, custom non-fenestration extrusion, and metal fabrication capabilities. AmesburyTruth will retain two employees who will be instrumental in further developing our fenestration business.

The custom extrusion business in Ontario served a number of markets spanning across fenestration and non-fenestration products. AmesburyTruth will consolidate the custom extrusion business for fenestration products and relocate operations to Cannon Falls, Minnesota. Significant investments have been made in the Cannon Falls facility to satisfy future demand. The engineering team in Cannon Falls will focus on optimizing products through material evaluation, process improvement, and product design to better serve fenestration customers.

The Bandlock Couplers business has already relocated from California to the company’s operations in Fremont, Nebraska. The Fremont facility specializes in metal fabrication and is well staffed with engineers to design, develop and manufacture fittings and couplings needed for the Vacuum industry.

"Our goal is to be North America’s number one supplier of window and door components," said AmesburyTruth President Jeff Graby. "We’re aligning our business to be the premier manufacturer of fenestration components, and streamlining our manufacturing efficiencies to strengthen our capabilities."

The sale of the custom extrusion non-fenestration business is expected to be complete on April 13.