Forest products giant Sierra Pacific Industries announced it will purchase two Wisconsin-based millwork firms, Hurd Windows, and Superseal Windows and Doors, from Longroad Asset Management. Based in Anderson, CA, Sierra Pacific is the largest U.S. millwork company and second largest lumber firm.

George Emmerson, Sierra Pacific President, says the acquisition will add to the lumber and millwork firm’s manufacturing capacity. It will also expand its product lines and provide entree to Central and Eastern U.S. and international markets for its own Window Division “as we move beyond our current footprint in the western U.S.,” says Emmerson.

Hurd, which makes wood windows, and Superseal, which makes vinyl windows, are privately held. Emmerson says for Sierra Pacific, a third-generation family-owned business, the deal brings along a skilled work force.

“The addition of the skilled Hurd workforce combined with our lumber and millwork manufacturing capabilities will provide a strong base for our anticipated growth,” he said. With factories in Medford and Merrill, WI, Hurd products are manufactured in 600,000 square feet of production space, and sold by 400 distributors in the United States and Canada, and in 20 countries worldwide.

From Woodworking Network: http://www.woodworkingnetwork.com/wood/lumber-data-trends/Sierra-Pacific-To-Acquire-Hurd-Windows-Superseal-Windows–Doors-266215091.html#sthash.U5SouNmD.dpbs