Residential Growth for Door Manufacturer

September 15, 2007

Increasing its stretch into the residential door market, Marshfield DoorSystems acquired Precision Architectural Corp.’s automated door manufacturing line in Largo, Fla. The second expansion in three years, Marshfield purchased Bolection Door in 2004.

"Largo’s manufacturing systems are an excellent fit for our residential routed MDF door business," notes Don Bergman, Marshfield CEO. "It expands our current residential capacity and will bring these types of doors to the commercial door market."

The Marshfield, Wis.-based producer bought the line during the summer and started production on it in early August. Now managed by Bolection, all 13 employees at the Largo site were retained and Marshfield DoorSystems’ managers expect to bring on additional workers as production ramps up, according to a report in the Marshfield (Wis.) News.

“This is an excellent fit within our family of products and brings expanded capacity through the use of highly automated technology,” says Jeff Smith, vice president and general manager of Bolection. “We look forward to growing our market reach and expanding into new markets at a faster pace.”

The company did not disclose the terms of the deal. Marshfield’s Wisconsin operations will not be affected by the purchase, officials report.