Fortune Brands Home & Security, Inc. (NYSE: FBHS, the “Company,” “Fortune Brands,” or “FBHS”), an industry-leading home and security products company, today announced it has acquired Solar Innovations, LLC, a leading producer of wide-opening exterior door systems and outdoor enclosures.
Solar Innovations will be part of Fortune Brands’ Outdoors & Security business segment. Its complementary product offerings will support the segment’s outdoor living strategy and help Fortune Brands to further capitalize on the attractive outdoor living space and outdoor living trends.
“The acquisition of Solar Innovations is aligned with our long-term strategic focus on the fast-growing outdoor living space. With Solar Innovations’ technical expertise and R&D strength, we can accelerate our innovation and premium door offerings to help drive above-market share gains,” said Nicholas Fink, chief executive officer, Fortune Brands. “With the backing of Fortune Brands and our Fortune Brands Advantage capabilities, we can add value for all of our stakeholders.”
Solar Innovations has approximately 30 registered patents, and is recognized for its breadth of retractable door offerings, material capabilities and design aesthetics. Solar Innovations is based in Pine Grove, Pennsylvania, with approximately 135 associates. The Company expects that the Solar Innovations management team, associates and facilities will remain in place.
“Homeowners are more fully using their outdoor areas to expand their living space and add to their day-to-day comfort. We believe the attention on outdoor living will continue well into the future and are excited to have this new addition in our portfolio to help us capitalize on outdoor living opportunities,” said Fink.
The Company completed the acquisition on January 31, 2022, for a price, net of tax benefits, of up to $63 million.
About Fortune Brands
Fortune Brands Home & Security, Inc. (NYSE: FBHS), headquartered in Deerfield, IL., is a Fortune 500 company, part of the S&P 500 Index and a leader in the home products industry. With trusted brands and market leadership positions in each of its three operating segments, Plumbing, Outdoors & Security, and Cabinets, Fortune Brands’ 27,500 associates work with a purpose to fulfill the dreams of home.
The Company’s growing portfolio of complementary businesses and innovative brands include Moen and the House of Rohl within the Global Plumbing Group; outdoor living and security products from Therma-Tru, LARSON, Fiberon, Master Lock and SentrySafe; and MasterBrand Cabinets’ wide-ranging offerings from Mantra, Diamond, Omega and many more. Visit www.FBHS.com to learn more about FBHS, its brands and how the Company is accelerating its environmental, social and governance (ESG) commitments.
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