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Henry to Acquire Fortifiber

Henry Co., El Segundo, has agreed to acquire Fortifiber LLC, Fernley, Nv., the 78-year-old manufacturer of weather-resistive moisture management systems, including house wrap, building paper, and flashing tapes. 

Henry Co., El Segundo, has agreed to acquire Fortifiber LLC, Fernley, Nv., the 78-year-old manufacturer of weather-resistive moisture management systems, including house wrap, building paper, and flashing tapes.

Fortifiber brands include Ply Dry and WeatherSmart house wrap, Super Jumbo Tex 60 Minute building paper, and FortiFlash, Moistop, and Moistop E-Z Seal flashing products.

“This acquisition strengthens our Residential Building Envelope Systems portfolio of products and enables Henry to provide enhanced weather-resistive solutions for our customers,” said Frank Ready, CEO of Henry Co. “We are excited to have Fortifiber as part of the Henry family and are looking forward to providing customers with these innovative building performance technologies.”

Chris Yount, president of Fortifiber, said, “The Fortifiber team is energized by the opportunity to join Henry. The acquisition will accelerate the expansion of innovative Fortifiber brands designed to protect and enhance the building envelope. Being part of Henry will provide a solid platform for future growth outside of our core geographies of the Western and Southwestern United States, where we have become an established leader in building envelope systems.”
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