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Ameristar Perimeter Security USA Inc.
Midwest

www.ameristarfence.com / HQ: Tulsa, Okla. / Dennis Patrick, VP of manufacturing and engineering:
"We utilize lean and Six Sigma on a daily basis - it's no different than the English language to us."

ameristar is the largest ornamental
fence manufacturer in the world,
but also serves other fence markets.

Rising Ameristar
ameristar's rebranding and acquisition
position it for greater success. by jim harris
When ASSA ABLOY, the world's
leading manufacturer of door opening systems, was looking to expand its
holdings in the United States recently, one company stood out as being
particularly attractive from a operations and product standpoint.
"What attracted us to Ameristar
was that their approach to the market
was similar to ours," says Larry
Denbrock, president of ASSA
ABLOY's door and perimeter security group, of the company's
November 2013 acquisition of

Ameristar Fence Products Inc. "They
are creating an end-user demand for
security solutions, and their recent
move into related products such as
bollards, vehicle barriers and gate
automation systems allows them to
supply a complete solution to endusers and architects that is in line
with our philosophy of providing
complete door solutions to the architectural community."
The acquisition is part of ASSA
ABLOY's effort to expand its market
presence. "We're continuing to rede-

fine that we mean by 'door openings'
from a security perspective,"
Denbrock adds, noting the company
also produces access control products in addition to doors, frames and
related hardware. "The acquisition of
Ameristar fit very nicely into our
overall access control vision for protecting property and lives."
Ameristar, now known officially as
Ameristar Perimeter Security USA
Inc. after the transaction, is the
largest ornamental fence manufacturer in the world. The Tulsa, Okla.based company produces high-quality steel and aluminum fences and
gates and vehicle barriers used in the
security, industrial, commercial and
residential markets.
Ameristar's products are widely
used in the markets it serves, which
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