Gibraltar Industries, Inc. manufactures and distributes products that provide structural and architectural enhancements for residential homes, low-rise retail, other commercial and professional buildings, industrial plants, bridges and other structures. Segments The company’s segments include Industrial and Infrastructure Products and Residential Products. Industrial and Infrastructure Products This segment focuses on various markets, including discrete and process manufacturing, highway and bridge construction markets, energy and power generation. This segment’s products are distributed through industrial, commercial and transportation contractors, industrial distributors and original equipment manufacturers. Residential Products This segment focuses on the new residential housing construction and residential repair and remodeling activity. Its products are sold through major retail home centers, building material wholesalers, buying groups, roofing distributors, and residential contractors. Products Industrial and Infrastructure Products This segment operates as a manufacturer and distributor of metal products used in the discrete and process manufacturing, highway and bridge construction, energy and mining markets. It operates 16 manufacturing facilities and 5 distribution centers throughout the United States, Canada, England, and Germany. The company manufactures various products that are sold through various sales channels, including industrial, commercial and transportation contractors and industrial fabricators. The company’s product offerings include a line of fabricated bar grating and safety plank grating used in walkways, stairs, platforms, safety barriers, drainage covers, and ventilation grates; expanded and perforated metal used in walkways, catwalks, automotive systems, shelving, fencing, barriers, and other applications where both visibility and security are necessary; metal lath products used as underlayment in exterior stucco, stone, and tile projects; fiberglass grating used in areas where high strength, light weight, low maintenance, and corrosion resistance are required; expansion joint systems, bearing assemblies, and pavement sealing systems used in bridges, elevated highway, airport runways, and rail construction. The company’s production capabilities allow it to process a range of metals necessary for manufacturing industrial products. Most of its production is completed using computer numerical control CNC machines, shears, slitters, press brakes, milling, welding, and various automated assembly machines. The company maintains its equipment with a thorough preventive maintenance program, including in-house tool and die shops, allowing it to meet the demanding service requirements of many of its customers. Residential Products This segment operates as a manufacturer of metal and resin-based products used in residential new construction and for home repair and remodeling. It operates 16 manufacturing facilities and 3 distribution centers throughout the United States. The company manufactures various products that are sold through a number of sales channels, including major retail home centers, building material wholesalers, buying groups, roofing distributors, and residential contractors. Its product offerings include a line of roof and foundation ventilation products and accessories, including solar powered units; mail storage solutions, including single mailboxes, cluster boxes for multi-unit housing and package delivery systems; roof edging and flashing; soffits and trim; drywall corner bead; metal roofing and accessories; steel framing; and rain dispersion products, including gutters and accessories; and sun-protection products; each of which can be sold separately or as an integral part of a package or program sale. The company improves its offerings of residential products by introducing new products, enhancing existing products, adjusting product specifications to respond to building code and regulatory changes, and providing additional solutions to homeowners and contractors. Its building products are manufactured primarily from galvanized and painted steel, anodized and painted aluminum, and various resins. The company’s production capabilities allow it to process a range of metals and plastics necessary for manufacturing residential products. Most of its production is completed using automatic roll forming machines, stamping presses, paint lines, and injection molding equipment. Customers The company serves customers primarily throughout North America and Europe, and, to a lesser extent, in Asia, Africa, Australia, and Central and South America. Its customers include major home improvement retailers, wholesalers, and industrial distributors and contractors. Its customers include building product distributors and residential contractors for its Residential Products segment. Discrete and process manufacturers, transportation contractors and automotive suppliers are major customers in its Industrial and Infrastructure Products segment. The company’s customer is The Home Depot. Acquisitions In September 2013, the company purchased the assets of a domestic designer and distributor of solar-powered roof and attic ventilation products. Seasonality The company’s net sales and income are generally lower in the first and fourth quarters (year ended December 31, 2013) compared to the second and third quarters primarily due to the seasonality of construction activity. Its sales volume is driven by residential renovation and other industrial construction activities which typically peak during warmer weather and decline due to inclement weather in the winter months. History Gibraltar Industries, Inc. was founded in 1993.
gibraltar industries inc
(ROCK:Consolidated Issue Listed on NASDAQ Global Select )
3556 Lake Shore Road
PO Box 2028
Buffalo, NY 14219
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