Published On: Mon, Feb 11th, 2019

Roger Hartshorn owned Garner Holdings buys Sheerframe Trade Extrusion

Garner Holdings, owned by Roger Hartshorn, has purchased the former Sheerframe trade extrusion business from Synseal. This sale only affects the Trade Extrusion, including Hometrim Cellular Foam and Sheerline fencing & decking products. The Sheerframe window systems business and the Masterdor business remain owned by the Synseal Group. Roger Hartshorn, is well known in the PVC-U extrusion and building products sector, having been involved with HL Plastics since 1977 and an owner since 1988. “In order to build on one of the pioneers of UK PVC-U extrusion, and link to its rich heritage, we have renamed the new company LB Plastics. LB Plastics will continue to operate from the Firs Works site at Nether Heage, next door to Garner Aluminum Extrusions, a new company formed to be a leading extruder and supplier of aluminum profiles. The new Aluminum plant is being installed in the spring of 2019 and will be commissioned by the end of the summer,” said Roger Hartshorn.

“The PVC-U trade extrusion will be highly complementary to the aluminum profiles that we will look to develop and so it was an obvious fit for my future plans. This will also give the benefit of sharing resources across the single site and offering a total supply of complementary single sourced extrusions and mouldings.” “We plan to expand and invest in new machinery and products in order to restore the site to its former glory.” “The Firs Works site at Nether Heage has been owned by Garner Holdings for over 2 years and also remains home to Masterdor, a Synseal group company and Litchfield Investments, the privately owned property division, still owned by the Litchfield family. This acquisition is a ‘win win’ situation; it gives security to the staff and a springboard to build on for Garner Holdings and its sister company Garner Aluminum Extrusions.”