Metrie, the largest manufacturer and distributor of woodworking solutions in North America, today completed its acquisition of EL & EL Wood Products Corp (EL & EL), the leading two-step distributor of moldings, woodwork and of door products in the southwestern United States.
“We are thrilled to complete the acquisition and officially welcome the EL&EL team to the Metrie family. We are better together,” commented Kent Bowie, President and CEO, Metrie. “We share the same close-knit, people-focused, customer experience-driven culture. This, combined with our strong operational capabilities in manufacturing and distribution, positions us well for continued growth in the woodworking industry.
“We want our existing customers, suppliers and other stakeholders in the South West to know that this transaction will not change our customer excellence mindset. To highlight this continuity of service, for the foreseeable future, the Southwest business will carry both the Metrie and EL&EL names,” Bowie continued.
The Metrie EL&EL business in the Southwest will continue to be managed by Lincoln Orellana, Regional Manager, California, who has served as an EL&EL executive for nine years. He commented: “I am thrilled with what both teams can accomplish to support our customers and continue to lead the South West market in service, product range and reliability. I’m sure I speak for nearly 400 colleagues when I say we’re better together; and proud to be Metrie EL & EL.
“We now have a strong presence in all strategic markets in Canada and the United States; and we continue to grow. For family businesses looking for financial and ownership options in a consolidating market, such as EL & EL Wood Products, Metrie can be a friendly partner of choice,” concluded Bowie.