Alcoa to Acquire Traco

June 28, 2010
Traco manufactures windows and doors.

Alcoa will purchase Traco, a premier maker of windows and doors for the commercial building and construction market. Traco will become part of Alcoa's global Building and Construction Systems business.

"Traco's strong brand and product lines are well known throughout the commercial building market and we look forward to helping the brand continue to flourish," said Glen Morrison, President of Alcoa Building and Construction Systems." Through this combination, we see many opportunities to grow our collective business through better service, more comprehensive product offerings and greater efficiency."

Traco, founded in 1943 as the Three Rivers Aluminum Co., offers a full range of window and door manufacturing and services, including engineering, extrusion, finishing and electrostatic painting, glass insulation and tempering, and glass lamination.

The company employs 650 people at its one-million-square-foot headquarters and manufacturing operation in Cranberry, Pennsylvania. Over its history, Traco has taken a leading role in major projects, including the Statue of Liberty restoration.

When the sale is completed, Traco will become part of Alcoa Building and Construction Systems , a global provider of architectural systems, services and building products to the construction market, serving customers throughout North America, Europe, North Africa, Asia and the Middle East. It has 26 operating locations in nine countries.

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