Metrie, a manufacturer and distributor of millwork solutions, has announced a definitive agreement to acquire EL & EL Wood Products Corp., a two-step distributor of moulding, millwork, and door products across the Southwest U.S.

“Metrie is growing,” says Kent Bowie, Metrie president and CEO. “As a company we are committed to bringing the best experience in the industry to our valued partners. However, until today’s announcement, we had a relatively small distribution footprint in California, the fifth largest economy in the world. This acquisition strengthens our efforts to provide the millwork industry with innovative solutions and will solidify our leadership position for customers across all North American markets. Importantly, Metrie and EL & EL share similar values and approaches to our service offering. We are both family-owned and have been nurturing our customer partnerships for generations with a long-term view to success. Excellence is at the heart of both companies’ brands, and we will continue to cultivate that service excellence, alongside the California team.”

Cathy Wong, president and chairwoman of the Board, EL & EL, welcomed the move.

“This transaction is the perfect one for the EL & EL team,” Wong says. “We have been family-owned for more than 50 years, and we want to ensure the excellence of operations and customer service, for which EL & EL is rightly proud, continues long into the future. It is time for me to pass the baton forward. We know that Metrie will take great care of that service promise and continue to grow the business and the relationships with our customers across the Southwest.”

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