Masonite Announces Acquisition of Baillargeon Doors Inc.March 29th, 2012 by DWM Magazine
Masonite International Corp. announced that on March 26, 2012 it completed the acquisition of Baillargeon Doors Inc., which is headquartered in St. Ephrem, Quebec, Canada. Baillargeon is a Canadian manufacturer of wood flush doors for architectural applications, employing approximately 120 people at a single facility. The company’s 2011 revenues were approximately $20 million. No other financial details of the acquisition have been disclosed.
“The acquisition of Baillargeon strengthens our Architectural DoorSystems presence in North America bringing with it a strong brand, deep customer relationships and quality products,” says Chris Virostek, Masonite’s senior vice president of corporate development. “We are excited about the opportunities created by Baillargeon joining the Masonite team.”
“Baillargeon’s presence in Canada is a natural complement to Masonite’s existing architectural door businesses,” adds Bruno Baillargeon, president of Baillargeon. “We have had a great relationship with Masonite as a supplier for many years, and I am excited for the benefits this combination will bring for our employees and customers.”
According to the announcement, Baillargeon will stay on with Masonite for an interim period in a consulting role, to assist in integrating Baillargeon into Masonite. All other members of Baillargeon’s management team will stay with the company.