-2.1 C
London
Friday, December 9, 2022
Filtraglass
Banner
Banner

DAILY NEWS
Daily news

SMI Aluminum Systems completes acquisition

SMI Aluminum Systems LLC, led by Leon Silverstein, former CEO of Arch Aluminum & Glass, has announced the purchase of SMI Systems in Medley, Florida. The deal was completed on 17 September 2010, throu…

SMI Aluminum Systems LLC, led by Leon Silverstein, former CEO of Arch Aluminum & Glass, has announced the purchase of SMI Systems in Medley, Florida. The deal was completed on 17 September 2010, through an asset purchase agreement between the two parties. The prior SMI management team and all of its employees will remain as employees of the new company, led by Jim Pande, who has owned SMI for the past eight years. Joining Mr. Silverstein as partners are his brother Richard and Manny Valladares; both held key positions at Arch, as chief operating officer and director of product development, respectively. SMI Systems is a manufacturer of high-performance storefront entrances and window walls created to meet high design pressures for blast and hurricane protection. “The existing product line at SMI is a perfect start to creating a broad product line to meet the needs of the glazing contractor. This is one piece of the puzzle to become that premier supplier for the industry,” said Richard Silverstein. Leon Silverstein said that the company will focus on selling products in Southeast Florida “and the coastal areas where hurricane systems are in demand.” The company currently has about 55 employees and occupies 63,000 square feet of manufacturing space. “The new company will now benefit from the years of knowledge and expertise that the new group brings to the table in the form of purchasing, product enhancements, manufacturing, and selling strategy,” added Mr. Pande. “Also, I have been watching during that time how they treated their customers and employees. I could never sell a loyal customer of Arch. There was a strong family culture that ran throughout the organization, that“s what led to the former Arch“s success under the Silverstein family, and I wanted to be part of that as they start over. They are a family that has been in the industry for over 100 years.” According to a statement from the company, the new SMI already is active in developing new products and services to fill the gaps its present product line. “Even though the economy is terrible, I still remember my dad starting his business in 1978, and the economy back then was not much better than today,” says Leon Silverstein. “I think now is a great time to start a business, but it“s a tough time to be in business,” he said.

Related news
- Advertisement -spot_img