Formation of VEKA Canada Announced

VEKA Holdings Inc., a member of the VEKA AG Group headquartered in Sendenhorst, Germany, has announced that it's Berlinex plant has been fully integrated into the operations of VEKA North America and will now be operational as VEKA Canada.

Berlinex, acquired by VEKA from the Epwin Group Plc. in 2002, is an extruder of PVC fenestration products based in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, and currently employs approximately 60 people. This new VEKA Canada site will continue to serve as a member of the VEKA Group and will supply current VEKA and Berlinex customers in Western Canada with products specific to that market.

VEKA has also announced the recent addition of Denis Lalonde to the ranks of VEKA Canada. Lalonde will serve as Eastern Canadian sales manager from his office near Toronto. Lalonde has been a respected member in the Canadian fenestration industry for 18 years. He brings extensive industry knowledge and positive associations with many fabricators and suppliers in Eastern Canada.

"We are very pleased with this recent addition to the VEKA family and we expect great things from Mr. Lalonde," Walter Stucky, president of VEKA USA, said of the company's recent move. "VEKA has made strong inroads into Eastern Canada and we believe this trend will continue and ultimately lead to an Eastern Canadian extrusion operation. For now VEKA Canada will supply the Eastern provinces from the Fombell, Pa., facility, noting the relatively short distance and similar products used in the Eastern parts of both Canada and the U.S."

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