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Loewen Windows has acquired an Arizona specialty window manufacturer called La Loma Windows & Doors, based in Tucson.
"The La Loma acquisition will be a complementary addition to our current portfolio of Loewen products manufactured in Steinbach," said Loewen president and CEO Al Babiuk. "We will be maintaining the operations in Tucson with the very skilled and dedicated staff there."
La Loma, founded in 2004, has about 50 employees and manufactures highly customized wood and steel window and door products, known for their distinctive craftsmanship and unique traditional and contemporary styles.
Tony Novelli, Loewen’s marketing manager, said even though Loewen already produces a wide variety of options, it’s good to have access to more variety that they’ll get from the La Loma operation.
"All of our products are relatively unique. There’s not a lot of overlap," Novelli said. "So it makes sense to expand both company’s product offerings."
Steinbach-based Loewen is known for custom wood and aluminum-clad wood windows and doors. It specializes in the premium residential and light-commercial housing markets in Canada, the U.S., the Caribbean and Mexico. Loewen’s products are distributed through a network of corporate stores and independent dealers that work with architects, designers, custom builders and homeowners.
Martin Cash has been writing a column and business news at the Free Press since 1989. Over those years he’s written through a number of business cycles and the rise and fall (and rise) in fortunes of many local businesses.