In its Q3 earnings release right now, constructing items manufacturer Gibraltar Industries (NASDAQ: ROCK) revealed that it has bought Ohio-primarily based cannabis extraction gear business Apeks Supercritical lately. The business, which closed the acquisition in late August, disclosed trailing annual sales via June of $17.7 million, generating it a fairly little portion of the all round business, which generated sales in the very first 3 quarters of the year of $789 million and expects complete-year sales to exceed $1.04 billion.

With Gibraltar’s established portfolio of items and solutions focused on assisting our shoppers in designing, constructing and enhancing their cultivation operations, we recognized our subsequent chance to help our shoppers with optimizing their processing operations.

Bill Bosway, Gibraltar Industries CEO

As a outcome, we have taken our very first step forward with the acquisition of Apeks Supercritical, a business that holds a major position in extraction processing with a robust leadership group, patented technologies, and major-edge clean extraction technologies. We are excited about this marketplace, and will continue to broaden our capabilities, and relevance with our shoppers.

CEO Bill Bosway, who joined the firm in January, has extended upon a preceding initiative to serve the cannabis market, which has been historically via serving cultivators. His predecessor, Frank Heard, stated a year ago on an earnings get in touch with “So, we view the cannabis marketplace as considerably bigger than just a greenhouse. And that is exactly where we’re spending our time to attempt to figure out exactly where other than the green home side, need to we be participating in from an revolutionary technologies viewpoint. So early days, but I’ve personally sat in a couple of these strategic considering conferences and performed tours of several variety of technologies businesses that we are not involved in right now and it is an fascinating space.”

In its investor presentation, the business described “Acquisitions as a Strategic Accelerator” as a single of essential initiatives, suggesting that this is the principal concentrate in terms of its capital allocation. The business detailed the strategic rationale for the acquisition

At its investor day this summer time just ahead of obtaining Apeks, it discussed its vetting course of action for acquisitions. The business recommended it seeks targets with patents, marketplace leadership and robust management that stays in spot. No particulars have been offered relating to the acquisition value.

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