By: Glass Magazine, April 3, 2017
Saand Inc. acquired the Guardian Webster Inc. fabrication facility located in Webster, Massachusetts. In business since 1973, Saand is headquartered in Toronto, Ontario, and currently operates four glass fabrication facilities in the province of Ontario. This purchase represents the second major acquisition within the past four years and the first U.S. location for the company.
The addition of the Webster facility, with its fabrication and insulated glass unit production capabilities, will enable the company to improve service and responsiveness to the Northeast U.S. market, as it is in close proximity to many existing and prospective customers, says Peter Garvey, CEO of Saand.
“We are truly excited that this purchase not only aligns with our core competencies but also assists us with our strategic plan to expand into the United States,” he says.
“The key strength of the facility is the dedicated group of employees who are committed to serving our customers and are interested in helping the Webster facility grow and be successful in the future. Establishing a U.S. footprint is another step in our evolution and the expansion path we have been on for the past 28 years,” says Mark Franklin, owner of the Saand group of companies.