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Tremco acquires Canam Building Envelope Specialists

Tremco Incorporated, a subsidiary of RPM International Inc. and provider of non-residential and residential construction products, has acquired Canam Building Envelope Specialists of Mississauga, Ontario.  Zerodraft, a related company that provides specialized retrofit weatherstripping and distributes a variety of related insulation and sealant products, is also part of the acquisition. Canam and its team of facility specialists will become part of the Tremco Roofing and Building Maintenance Division’s subsidiary, Weatherproofing Technologies, Inc., while Zerodraft joins Tremco Commercial Sealants & Waterproofing.


Canam’s contracting and consulting services focus on air sealing and air barrier systems, including new construction and retrofit contracting work, design consultation, field-testing, and installation of a variety of systems. Building owners and property managers use these services to address such issues as thermal discomfort, mold and other moisture problems, and ice damming. Typical building envelope upgrades lead to energy savings that contribute to a significant return on investment.


“This acquisition makes excellent strategic sense for both Tremco and Canam Building Envelope Specialists,” said Deryl Kratzer, president of Tremco’s Roofing and Building Maintenance Division. “Combining our companies enhances our building envelope and energy management expertise, enabling us to pursue growth opportunities that otherwise would be unavailable.  Canam’s relationships with energy service companies, coupled with our large sales force, will help expand our presence within commercial, industrial and public sector markets.  Canam’s proprietary software is used to determine energy savings and calculate the payback period to justify the investment in building envelope programs.  Through this software, we will be able to help our customers improve the energy efficiency of their facilities while lowering operational costs.”


According to Chuck Houk, president of Tremco Commercial Sealants & Waterproofing, “Zerodraft has an excellent line-up of products that allow customers to improve the energy efficiency of their homes and/or place of business. We believe this complements our strategy of providing sustainable building envelope solutions.”

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