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Strategic Move

Spend a bit of time with Joe Puishys, and it’s quickly apparent he is quite a strategist. And, while the latest move by the 58-year-old president of Apogee Enterprises may leave some asking why, the acquisition of EFCO from Pella Corp. makes sense to me on a number of levels. First, it expands Apogee’s offerings to include some markets it underserves. Even where the products from EFCO and Apogee companies Tubelite and Wausau overlap, they do so in different corners of the market, if you will. Apogee’s companies have been known more for higher-end, more highly customized products, while EFCO has been known for more standardized ones. The sales in… Read More »

Glasses with the Stars

Apogee CEO Joseph Puishys waltzes through his presentation at GANA

It takes a skilled dancer to make a presentation before a crowd full of those who consider themselves competitors. Apogee CEO Joe Puishys executed that dance successfully this morning and walked away with the “Glasses with the Stars” equivalent of the Mirror Ball trophy. Anyone attending who expected a tap dance, or side step, was sorely disappointed, as Puishys delivered a solid waltz through a number of topics. Puishys opened day two of GANA’s Building Envelope Conference (BEC) in Las Vegas. Apogee owns business segments as diverse as Viracon, Tubelite, Wausau, Linetec and one of the largest contract glazing companies in the world, Harmon. His talk this morning before nearly… Read More »

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