J. E. BERKOWITZ JOINS CONSOLIDATED GLASS HOLDINGS
PEDRICKTOWN, N.J., November 3, 2016 – J.E. Berkowitz, LP (JEB), has joined Consolidated Glass Holdings, Inc. (CGH), an affiliate company of private equity group, Grey Mountain Partners (GMP).
Over the last 96 years, JEB has become a market leader in high-quality, added-value architectural glass for both exterior and interior projects. Notable recent projects include The Tower at PNC Plaza in Pittsburgh, T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Google Headquarters in New York City and Novartis Pharmaceuticals in Boston.
CGH, with seven fabrication facilities, focuses on security glazing, transit, and architectural flat glass applications. The combined CGH-JEB will consist of 1,000 employees at eight manufacturing locations occupying 900,000 square feet of plant space, and offer a wide breadth of processes, products, capabilities, and capacity.
Arthur Berkowitz, executive vice president of JEB, is the company’s third generation owner/manager, leading for more than 40 years.
“CGH and Grey Mountain were the correct fit for me and my employees,” Berkowitz said. “As part of my succession planning, this step permitted me to keep an ownership position and retain the real estate. I will remain energized and committed to managing the operations at JEB for years to come.”
Paul Cody, president and CEO of CGH, added his thoughts on the newest addition to the CGH family.
“On behalf of all the employees at CGH, we are excited and honored to be joining forces with Arthur and the employees of JEB,” Cody said. “Arthur and his team have built a leader in the fabrication industry, with an excellent reputation for manufacturing quality products and delivering top tier customer service. The combination of JEB and CGH establishes an industry leading company that can produce a wide range of products to serve multiple market segments. Together, we remain committed to delivering unmatched quality and a superior and repeatable customer service experience.”
Aditya Dabas, senior associate and affiliate manager with GMP said, “We are honored to have the opportunity to partner with Arthur Berkowitz and the JEB employees, and to support the CGH team as they continue to grow the business.”
J.E. Berkowitz, LP, is a leading architectural glass fabricator. Founded in 1920, the ISO 9001 certified company serves customers for the domestic and overseas architectural markets. Products include tempered glass, insulating glass, spandrel glass, silk-screened glass, glass doors and entrances, laminated glass, and point-supported canopy and wall systems. JEB is located in Pedricktown, New Jersey, and operates in 253,000 square feet of plant space. For more information, visit www.JEBerkowitz.com.
About Consolidated Glass Holdings
Consolidated Glass Holdings, Inc. is a fabricator and distributor of impact resistant glass, architectural glass, architectural metals, and specialty products for the commercial and residential building maintenance, renovation, and construction markets. For more information, visit www.cghinc.com.
About Grey Mountain Partners
Grey Mountain Partners is a Boulder, CO-based private equity firm that focuses on partnering with management teams to create lasting value through operational improvements and by supporting strategic growth initiatives. Grey Mountain invests at the small end of the middle-market in companies across a wide range of industries and has approximately $700 million of assets under management. For more information, visit www.greymountain.com.
J.E. Berkowitz, a premier architectural glass fabricator, operates out of a 253,000-square-foot facility in Pedricktown, New Jersey.