CertainTeed Corporation announced that it has purchased Norton Industries' wood ceilings business. Established in 1967, Norton offers a diverse portfolio of finely crafted wood ceiling and wall designs that are featured in many prominent projects throughout North America. Well known for being an early innovator in the design and manufacture of architectural wood ceilings and walls, Norton has earned a reputation for quality and service, with 33 employees comprising its North American ceilings operations in Lakewood, Ohio.


"The acquisition of Norton Industries' wood ceilings business demonstrates our continued commitment to invest in the growth of our ceilings business," said Carmen Bodden, Vice President and General Manager of CertainTeed Ceilings. "Over the past 52 years, Norton has earned the trust of its customers and is well respected in the ceilings industry. We have a high level of confidence in the Norton team and want to preserve its entrepreneurial culture and close customer relationships. We are 'looking forward to looking up,' as they say at Norton."


"The Norton acquisition enhances our wood ceilings and walls portfolio with a strong lineup of products that complement our custom wood designs from Decoustics," said Seth Walton, General Manager, CertainTeed Specialties and Vice President, Commercial Markets. "The acquisitions of Norton today, and Hunter Douglas in 2018, combined with our Decoustics platform, reinforces CertainTeed's place as the home for high-performance specialty ceilings in North America."


"We are excited about the opportunities that lie ahead for the business," said Tricia Rhea, President of Norton Industries, Inc. "CertainTeed shares our values of teamwork, entrepreneurship, and innovation so it will be a great fit for our team, and will benefit customers as well."


This acquisition will add to CertainTeed's innovation capabilities, increase CertainTeed's presence in the high-growth architectural specialties ceilings market and further establish the company as a producer of one of the industry's most comprehensive ceilings offerings. Customers will also benefit from an increased range of solutions that they can purchase from a single source.


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