Texas-based Gowco, a ventilation manufacturing company, has been purchased by Lindab Inc. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

According to Lindab, the company is already established in the eastern U.S. With the acquisition of Gowco, Lindab said it will strengthen its position in the Southern U.S.

"Within the ventilation business area, we are concentrating our efforts on round and oval air ducts, which are our core product lines," said Dick McCullough, president of Lindab. "The acquisition of the production unit in Houston will add specialty duct to our product line as well as help us reach customers in the Southern U.S., which is an important growth market for us."