D+AS MAGAZINE

The Acquisition Decade — Major Acquisitions in the Nineties North America

© 2000 Door & Access Systems
Publish Date: Spring 2000
Author: Tom Wadsworth
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The Acquisition Decade
Major Acquisitions in the Nineties
North America

1990
Wayne-Dalton Buys Kinnear

1992
Clopay Buys Ideal and Phenix
Robertson/Ceco Sells Windsor Door to United Dominion

1994
Wayne-Dalton Buys Challenger
Wayne-Dalton Buys Frantz
Overhead Buys Genie

1995
United Dominion buys McKee
Clopay Buys Atlas and Roll-lite
Chamberlain Buys Link Door Controls

1996
Sanwa Buys Overhead

1997
Whistler Buys Stanley
Clopay Buys Holmes-Hally
American Buildings Company Buys Windsor

1999
Amarr Buys Garage Door Group
Chamberlain Buys Moore-O-Matic
Raynor Buys Richards-Wilcox
Allstar Buys Challenger from Wayne-Dalton
Innovative Home Products Buys Stanley/Whistler

Caption: Like many industries in the 1990s, the garage door industry was a consolidating industry. Fed by a healthy economy, the total number of independent manufacturers has decreased, and the large manufacturers have grown larger.