CMI Completes Texas Plant

June 13, 2007

CraftMaster Manufacturing Inc. has wrapped up construction of its new interior door production facility in Garland, Texas, located just northeast of Dallas. The facility measures 253,000 square feet and will be the company’s third door manufacturing facility. CMI announced the expansion last November and had expected the plant to be online in the second quarter of this year. The company reports it began shipping its CraftMaster doors May 30.

“Opening a production facility in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex will immediately help us meet customer demands in the Southern and Mid-central United States for all of our raised panel interior doors,” says Bob Merrill, CMI president and CEO. CMI chose the Garland location for its strategic shipping access throughout Texas, as well as to Oklahoma, Kansas, Louisiana and Arkansas, he adds.

Based in Chicago, CMI produces building products for the residential, commercial and industrial markets at its Towanda, Penn., facility. The company adds the Garland site to its other door manufacturing facilities in Christiansburg, Va., and Ozark, Ala.