Canadian Manufacturing

Berkshire Hathaway buys Benson Industries



CHESTERFIELD, Mo.—Engineered structural connector systems maker MiTek Industries, a Berkshire Hathaway company, has acquired Benson Industries, LLC.

Benson is the global leader in the design, pre-fabrication and installation of custom unitized curtain wall systems for high-end commercial, hotel, residential, governmental, and institutional buildings worldwide. MiTek is a subsidiary of Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc.

“The acquisition of Benson extends MiTek’s product offering into the global high-rise commercial building construction market,” stated Tom Manenti, Chairman and CEO of MiTek.

Manenti said the entire Benson management team will remain, and continue to lead the company. Benson will operate as a separate subsidiary of MiTek.

Benson’s engineering, assembly and project management capabilities have earned it contracts for some of the world’s most prominent curtain wall projects, including One World Trade Center and the re-cladding of the United Nations Secretariat in New York City, and Marina Bay Sands in Singapore.

Based in Chesterfield, Mo., MiTek is and is a diversified supplier of engineered products, software and systems to the construction industry.

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