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NCI Building and Ply Gem renamed as Cornerstone Building Brands

NCI Building Systems Inc. and Ply Gem Parent LLC, which merged last year to became what’s being described as the largest manufacturer of exterior building products in North America, has announced a name change to Cornerstone Building Brands.


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April 15, 2019 by Canadian Plastics

NCI Building Systems Inc. and Ply Gem Parent LLC, which merged last year to became what’s being described as the largest manufacturer of exterior building products in North America, has announced a name change to Cornerstone Building Brands.

“The new name represents the Company’s unified commitment to business transformation that will drive future growth and effectively serve customers and communities across North America,” the company said in a statement. “The term Cornerstone, which is the foundation upon which something greater is built, refers to and emphasizes the essential role the Company’s products and solutions play in residential and commercial projects, from churches and schools to hospitals, homes, government buildings and more. Through a relentless commitment to provide exterior building solutions, Cornerstone Building Brands will enable the communities we serve to grow and thrive.”

The merger of the two companies was announced in November 2018. Under the deal, NCI owns 53 per cent of the new combined company and the rest is held by Ply Gem shareholders.

NCI chairman James Metcalf currently serves as the CEO and chairman of the combined company, while Shawn Poe, Ply Gem’s chief financial officer, is the CFO.

Prior to the merger with NCI, Ply Gem, which sells home exteriors like vinyl sidings and windows, was bought out by private equity firm Clayton, Dubilier & Rice in January and merged with Atrium Windows and Doors.

Cornerstone is headquartered in Cary, North Carolina.