**Update–Grafco Secures New Owner

February 1st, 2022 by Tara Taffera

On February 1, Grafco sent a letter to its customers saying the company was closing after 58 years. The next morning, Mike Grafe, informed [DWM] magazine, “I am pleased to report we achieved an eleven hour breakthrough; there will be no interruption in service.” Stay tuned to dwmmag.com as additional updates become available.

Original story that appeared on February 1, 2022

Grafco, a profile wrapping supplier based in Woodbridge, Ontario, is closing its doors after 58 years as a family-run business. The company sent a letter to customers today notifying them of the news. Mike Grafe, owner, told [DWM] back in December 2021 that the company was in the process of selling. But in the letter sent to customers today from Alan Grafe, those plans, unfortunately, fell through.

“It is with great sadness that after 58 years, we have decided to close our doors,” said Alan Grafe in the letter. “The deal to acquire us went south in a hurry, and left us with this unfortunate decision. Dad and I both acquiesce that it has been a wonderful ride with all of you, and we thank you from the bottom of our hearts, for permitting us to be a part of your success. Together we grew this industry, and we will never forget any of you, for helping us along the way. We will be attempting to call all of you to say our goodbyes, and hope that it won’t be the last time.”

The letter did not state when the company would officially close, and at press time, company representatives could not be reached for further comment.

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  1. Love this family, the role they played in the industry, their commitment to customers and to the people in their organization. Best of luck Mike and Moose. I mean Alan. You guys rock!

  2. Mike, Alan, Lester and everyone, I was shocked to see the news today. My favourite supplier of my 42 years in the industry.
    Good luck to all of you!
    Tares J Bobiak
    Formerly QSI WINDOWS & DOORS
    I would love to hear from you.
    905 973-2231

  3. There is an update to this story since yesterday. The post has now been updated and Mike said they found a buyer.

  4. There is an update to this story since yesterday. The post has now been updated and Mike said they found a buyer.

  5. There is an update to this story since yesterday. The post has now been updated and Mike said they found a buyer.

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