Paul, Weiss client Ply Gem Holdings, Inc., a leading
manufacturer of exterior building products in North America,
through its subsidiary, Ply Gem Industries, signed an agreement
with Fortune Brands Home & Security, Inc. to acquire Simonton
Windows, one of America's leading vinyl window and patio door
manufacturers. As part of the deal, Ply Gem will also acquire all
assets of SimEx, a vinyl and PVC foam extrusion manufacturing
operation in West Virginia, from Fortune Brands.