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CRL Employees Get Valuable “Thank You” Upon Acquisition

C.R. Laurence’s Donald Friese became a whole lot richer last week when he finalized the $1.3-billion sale of his company to Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope®, and he’s already starting to give it away. Recognizing the company couldn’t have gotten where it is without its employees, he made sure they were rewarded, too.

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Deal Between OBE and CRL Closes

In what is believed to be the largest acquisition deal ever between two U.S. glass/metal industry companies, Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope® (OBE) completed the acquisition of the C.R. Laurence (CRL).

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Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope® Acquires C.R. Laurence

Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope® (OBE), a CRH Group company, has acquired C.R. Laurence Co. Inc. (CRL), a distributor of custom hardware and glazing products to the glass and glazing industry. CRL is an ISO 9001:2008 certified premier manufacturer that has built truck and van windows, sliders, sunroofs and accessories for the automotive industry for more than 40 years.

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