Tremco CPG Inc. (“Tremco”) today announced the acquisition of the wall system fabrication segment of NOW Specialties, LLC (“NOW”). Located in Carrollton, Texas, NOW is a leading panel wall system fabricator specializing in Metal Composite Material (MCM) and Aluminum Composite Material (ACM) panels. The installation side of the business was not acquired and continues to operate as NOW Specialties.
“This acquisition represents a major step toward establishing Tremco as the leader in offsite construction – a significant and growing trend and a key strategic direction for the organization,” said Ron Kaminski, President, Tremco Commercial Sealants & Waterproofing Division. “Besides adding MCM and ACM to our growing Modulite™ panel fabrication program, this acquisition aligns with our core value proposition of delivering systems that are easy to build and maintain, virtually impervious to the elements and can be customized to provide nearly any desired look.”
Building Envelope Testing for Code Compliance, Performance and the Health and Safety of Occupants
“The NOW-8000 system was particularly attractive to us because it has been tested in full accordance with 2015 IBC 1407 (metal composite materials) and 2015 IBC 1703.5 (labeling) and, since 2018, can bear the Intertek mark,” Kaminski says.
NOW Specialties was the first US MCM fabricator to comply with IBC 2015 labeling requirements. A drained/back-ventilated rainscreen, the NOW-8000 system is lightweight, easy to install, designed around proven route-and-return and tongue-in-groove technology, and meets the latest, most rigid test standards and building codes.
NOW’s commitment to third-party certification aligns with Tremco’s focus on tested systems. More than ten years ago, Tremco invested in what is now the Tremco Building Science Laboratory. Developed in collaboration with the Air Barrier Association of America (ABAA) and with input from the building science community, the Tremco Building Science Laboratory is a state-of-the-art facility for testing air and moisture infiltration/exfiltration in building enclosures, pushing systems beyond ASTM standards to help avoid energy loss, structural deterioration and poor indoor air quality.
Supporting Growth of Offsite Construction
The benefits of offsite construction – including improved efficiency, higher quality and a faster path to revenue for building owners – are well documented and have contributed to the increased adoption of this building method. With increased adoption comes the demand for more design options.
“The acquisition of NOW’s wall system fabrication segment allows us to expand our Modulite offerings, giving our customers additional choices, which already include several Outsulation® continuous insulation panel types featuring a wide range of Dryvit® brand finishes replicating brick, stone, woodgrain, granite, metal and more,” Kaminski says.
Tremco’s network of offsite and modular construction specialists is available to help both those considering offsite construction and those new to this method who may require additional technical support and assistance.
The Single-Source Building Envelope
With the addition of ACM and MCM panels to the Tremco portfolio, building developers, designers and owners who want a metal panel facade can reduce risk and minimize the chances of envelope failure by taking advantage of fully tested, compatible building envelope systems and single-source warranty. This can include below-grade waterproofing, air barriers, sealants, expansion joints, traffic coatings and more.
About Tremco Construction Products Group
Tremco CPG Inc. is part of Tremco Construction Products Group (“Tremco CPG”). Leading Tremco CPG brands include Tremco Commercial Sealants & Waterproofing, Tremco Roofing & Building Maintenance, Tremco Barrier Solutions, Dryvit, Nudura, Prebuck, Willseal, Giraffe, Pure Air, Canam, WTI and WTC.
Together, Tremco CPG companies form an industry-leading provider of comprehensive systems and services for all six sides of the building enclosure. Whether new construction or restoration, commercial, residential, in-field or in-plant – structures with Tremco CPG systems are easier to build and maintain, virtually impervious to the elements, and can provide any look desired. For restoration and renovation of existing structures, Tremco CPG’s six-sided solutions deliver demonstrable performance at the lowest possible life cycle costs and ensure peace of mind through long-term warranties and maintenance programs. For more information, visit tremcocpg.com.