CMI Purchases Assets of Illinois Flush Door Company

February 9th, 2010 by Editor

CMI, the Chicago-based manufacturer and marketer of CraftMaster® Doors, MiraTEC® Trim and Extira® Panels, announced yesterday that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the assets of Illinois Flush Door Company, a door assembly business located in Plainfield, Ill.

The move expands CMI’s manufacturing network to include its Towanda, Pa., plant, which manufactures CraftMaster door facings as well as MiraTEC Trim and Extira Panels; the CraftMaster Door Division which includes door assembly plants in Christiansburg, Va; Ozark, Ala; and Garland, Texas; and ownership participation in a door facing manufacturing facility in China. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Founded in 1944, Illinois Flush Door manufactures and distributes a full line of interior doors in a variety of styles, finishes and materials for the residential and commercial building markets.

“Illinois Flush Door has been a long term CraftMaster customer who we are happy to welcome fully into CMI,” said Bob Merrill, CMI president and chief executive officer. “The location is able to serve door customers in the Midwest and expand the penetration of the CraftMaster brand. In addition, their extensive machining capabilities and expertise in the commercial door markets will aid us in growing our market share.”

“We are pleased to continue our heritage of independence with a focused company known for its quality products and unmatched service protocol,” said Howard Murphy, general manager of the Plainfield operation. “We feel fortunate that we will be joining a company that has long admired our reputation for quality and will work with us to continue to meet the needs of builders, remodeler and architects.”

The company notes that this investment offers CraftMaster customers a growing manufacturing network that, with this acquisition, now includes four plants as well as relationships with critical independent door makers who produce and distribute CraftMaster doors nationwide.

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