AdvanTec has announced the acquisition of USA Sliding Doors, Inc., making it the fifth brand underneath its corporate marine umbrella. These brands include Diamond Sea Glaze, Pacific Coast Marine, Freeman Marine and Steelhead Marine. The acquisition achieves AdvanTec’s scope to be a full-scale marine solutions provider to clients worldwide by offering high-quality marine products made in Canada and the United States.
Robert Weiland and William Best, founders of USA Sliding Doors, originally started the Company on January 22, 2001. USA Sliding Doors has served the Maritime and Civil Industry supplying doors for the US Navy, Foreign Militaries and multiple Commercial and Civil applications. USA Sliding Doors is known for its Class II and Class III Vertical and Horizontal Watertight doors that are custom designed to fit the needs of the conveyor and vessel manufacturer. The Company is a US Certified Vendor under Cage Code N. 1TML7, which allows for it to supply the US Navy with doors found on the T-AKE, MLP/ESB, T-AGM and T-AO vessels.
“This relationship has been going on for the last 18 years,” said Weiland and Best. “We are excited that a distinguished Marine Company like AdvanTec chose to purchase our Company. We have a lot of doors in the field, and now our customers can still count on being reliably serviced. We are very happy our Company will still carry on.”
“We’ve had a relationship with USA Sliding Doors, Inc. for years, and we are proud to add their brand to our growing family of well-known marine products. The acquisition just made good strategic sense, as part of our mission to provide customers with most complete product offering,” said Matt Kirby, VP of Sales/Marketing at AdvanTec. “The strong Commercial and Military Maritime market has allowed AdvanTec Group to grow our capabilities to service a larger market segment.”
“The recent opening of our Robertsdale, Alabama production facility has paved the way for additional heavy-duty products to be added to our solid line of marine closures,” noted David VanLaar, Director of Manufacturing Operations at AdvanTec. “Staying true to this commitment, all manufacturing of USA Sliding Doors’ products will be relocated to the Robertsdale location.”