Fortress Door Co. is the newest member of the Window and Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA).

The company was formed in April 2016 and is based in Fredericksburg, Va. The Fortress plant manufactures and pre-finishes commercial and residential doors sold to door companies, construction companies and building materials dealers.

“We have expanded the operation and hired more employees since starting Fortress Door,” said Jim O’Brien, president of The Lester Group, parent company of Fortress Door. “We have benefited from the leadership of plant manager Rick Finall and all of our employees. We are delighted to join WDMA. Membership in WDMA will add value to our products and services by allowing access to industry expertise, technology and best practices, strengthening our quality and customer satisfaction.”

The Lester Group is a diversified company founded in 1896 in Martinsville, Va. Lester’s primary interests are in lumber products and real estate development. George W. Lester, II, chair and CEO of The Lester Group, is chair of the National Lumber & Building Materials Dealers Association.

The Lester Group has building materials operations in Fredericksburg, Manassas, Lynchburg and Martinsville in Virginia and in High Point, Henderson and Elizabeth City in North Carolina.

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