MiTek Industries Subsidiary Acquires RKL Building Specialties

  MiTek Industries Subsidiary Acquires RKL Building Specialties

Business Wire

CHESTERFIELD, Mo. -- August 6, 2013

MiTek Industries, Inc. (Chesterfield, MO) announced today that its Hohmann &
Barnard, Inc. subsidiary (Hauppauge, NY) had completed the purchase of the
assets of Astoria, NY-based RKL Building Specialties Company.

Hohmann & Barnard, Inc. (“H & B”) is the world's largest manufacturer of
reinforcing products, anchoring and flashing systems, vapor barriers and
restoration products for masonry construction. RKL manufactures and
distributes custom stone and masonry anchors and accessories throughout the
northeast, with an especially strong presence in the New York City market.

“We are very proud and excited to have RKL as part of the H&B family," said
Ron Hohmann Sr., CEO of Hohmann & Barnard. "RKLhas establisheda broad and
consistent customer base built over the years by a very talented and
aggressive sales and management team. Our goal will be to further enhance our
customer service position and introduce innovative new product lines to
support the future growth of the stone and masonry industry in New York and
the surrounding markets. To that end, we will be relocating the entire RKL
team and operations to a new, expanded facility just a few miles away in
College Point, Queens, NY."

Gary Kucich, one of the owners of RKL Building Specialties, commented, "We are
honored to become a part of the MiTek/Hohmann & Barnard family. We look
forward to continuing our tradition of exceptional customer service and
top-of-the-line products. With the backing and support of the Hohmann brand,
we expect to exceed the expectations of the ever-evolving construction

MiTek Industries is a diversified global supplier of engineered products,
software and systems to the construction industry. The company has operations
in more than forty countries on six continents. MiTek has been a subsidiary of
Warren Buffett's Berkshire-Hathaway Inc. since 2001. (NYSE: BRK-A, NYSE:


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