Metrie enters California market with EL & EL acquisition

VANCOUVER, B.C. — Metrie, a manufacturer and distributor of millwork solutions, has announced a definitive agreement to acquire EL & EL Wood Products Corp., a two-step distributor of moulding, millwork, and door products across the Southwest U.S.

“Metrie is growing,” commented Kent Bowie, president & CEO, Metrie. “As a company we are committed to bringing the best experience in the industry to our valued partners. However, until today’s announcement, we had a relatively small distribution footprint in California, the fifth largest economy in the world. This acquisition strengthens our efforts to provide the Millwork industry with innovative solutions and will solidify our leadership position for customers across all North American markets.

“Combined with the 2020 acquisition of our Sacramento MDF manufacturing facility, we will add state- of-the-art distribution and fabrication facilities in Chino and Galt, California and a talented team that is passionate about supporting their customers. More than anything else, we are excited to welcome the EL & EL team into our broader Metrie family of companies.”

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“This transaction is the perfect one for the EL & EL team,” responded Cathy Wong, president & chairwoman of the Board, EL & EL. “We have been family-owned for more than 50 years, and we want to ensure the excellence of operations and customer service, for which EL & EL is rightly proud, continues long into the future. It is time for me to pass the baton forward. We know that Metrie will take great care of that service promise and continue to grow the business and the relationships with our customers across the Southwest.”

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