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.

AmesburyTruthâ„¢ Names Phillip Cooke Channel Sales Manager
By Kevin Anez on February 9, 2015

OWATONNA, MN – AmesburyTruth™, a premier manufacturer of window and door components for residential and commercial applications, has named Phillip Cooke Channel Sales Manager.

Cooke brings more than 7 years of experience in building supply, vinyl product extrusion, and building supply distribution industries to his new position. Prior to joining AmesburyTruth, Cooke was employed by Guardian Building Products Distribution, one of the largest two-step building materials distributors in the United States. In that role, he worked directly with suppliers and customers to optimize value delivery, assess overall footprint, and develop strategies to enhance enterprise performance.  Prior to working for Guardian Building Products Distribution, Cooke was the division sales and marketing director for Mid Atlantic Vinyl Products.

In his new role, Cooke will evaluate, develop and execute strategies that capitalize on adding value to the channel delivery process for AmesburyTruth customers. Based in Statesville, North Carolina, Cooke will leverage internal and external resources to understand and drive customer values designed to increase overall sales contribution.

"This position is essential as we continue to grow and evolve in the marketplace," said Rolland Petersson, Senior Director of Sales and Marketing Operations. "Phillip’s experience will allow us to successfully add value to our channel customers."

Cooke holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Christopher Newport University, Newport News, VA.

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 the U.S., Canada, Mexico and China, for both residential and commercial markets. Based in Edina, Minn., the company has facilities in Cannon Falls, Minn., Owatonna, Minn., Sioux Falls, S.D., Canton, S.D., Fremont, Neb., Rochester N.Y., Amesbury, Mass., Statesville, N.C., Ontario, Calif., Brampton, Canada, Juarez, Mexico, and Ningbo, China.  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 door and window industry. Visit amesburytruth.com.