Masonite Adds Canadian Door Maker

August 2, 2012

Continuing to expand its door manufacturing portfolio, Masonite International Corp. has completed the acquisition of all of the capital stock of Lemieux Doors Inc., based in Windsor, Quebec, Canada. Founded in 1990, Lemieux produces a broad range of residential panel and French wood doors.

Lemieux employs approximately 150 people and annual revenue exceeds $40 million. The terms of the transaction, which closed on August 1, have not been disclosed.

"The combination of Lemieux's extensive customer relationships and broad product and service offering with our distribution network will provide our customers with access to the widest range of high quality, cost effective wood door products," states Chris Virostek, Masonite's senior vice president of corporate development. "Lemieux's products and capabilities complement Masonite's existing residential wood door offerings and provide an important additional platform of strategic growth for our company."

"We are excited to join the Masonite team," adds Mario Aube, Lemieux general manager. "Both Masonite and Lemieux have solid reputations of delivering great customer service and innovative, high quality products. We look forward to partnering with Masonite to provide exciting new opportunities for our customers, employees and suppliers."

Masonite has been active in the acquisition arena recently, having purchased Wisconsin-based Algoma Hardwoods and Quebec-based Baillargeon Doors Inc., this spring.  Masonite also added Birchwood Best, a Wisconsin-based manufacturer of architectural door skins earlier this year. In 2011, Masonite also added Marshfield DoorSystems, a producer of architectural wood doors headquartered in Marshfield, Wis.