Oldcastle Glass® Acquires Hoffer’s Inc.

Santa Monica, CA. – October 02, 2000 – Oldcastle Glass Group, the leading North American architectural glass fabricator, has purchased the operating assets of Hoffer’s Inc., and its Glasmont and Dykstra divisions. Hoffer’s is an excellent addition to the Glass Group and further strengthens its existing strong Midwest position.

Founded in 1929, Hoffer’s is headquartered in Wausau, Wis., with eight glass fabrication operations in five states. Hoffer’s provides a wide array of glass products and services to residential, commercial and industrial customers throughout the Midwest.

Oldcastle Glass Group was formed in the early 1990s through acquisitions of companies that were founded as far back as the 1920s. Oldcastle Glass is North America’s largest independent glass tempering and fabrication company with 46 operating facilities and approximately 3,500 employees. It is one of five North American product groups of CRH plc, the international building materials group headquartered in Dublin, Ireland.

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