CertainTeed to Buy SimTek
(July 24, 2017) CertainTeed Corp., Malvern, Pa., has agreed to purchase HDPE fencing manufacturer SimTek Fence, Orem, Ut.
Founded in 2007, SimTek pioneered and patented the design of rotationally-molded fence, with its Ecostone simulated-stone fence system. More recently, SimTek introduced the Ashland Collection of wood grain fence panels.
“This acquisition adds a key innovation to our outdoor living products portfolio, specifically our Bufftech premium fence line,” said Benoit Bazin, president of CertainTeed.
SimTek operates a single manufacturing location in Orem, where most of its 75 employees are located. CertainTeed has a state-of-the art facility in Buffalo, N.Y., that utilizes extrusion technology to manufacture its Bufftech and EverNew lines of vinyl fence, railing and decking.
"SimTek has brought dynamic thinking into fence manufacturing with its patented design of rotationally-molded technology," said Pam Schechter, President of CertainTeed Siding. “By bringing together two highly talented teams in Orem and Buffalo, we will expand our knowledge base, energize our product development efforts, and help continue building CertainTeed as the innovative brand with Freedom of Choice for outdoor living products."