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Woodworking Industry Conference (WIC18)
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August 22-25, 2018
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NAM Monday Economic Report November 27, 2017
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Global Manufacturing Economic Update Third Quarter
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EVANSTON, Ill. -- Industrial Opportunity Partners, a private equity firm, has announced the acquisition of the assets of House of Fara, Inc. by IOP platform company Alexandria Moulding, Inc.
Alexandria is a manufacturer and distributor of wood mouldings and related millwork products for the Canadian and Northern U.S. residential housing markets.
Based in LaPorte, Ind., House of Fara specializes in the manufacturing of standard, decorative, and embossed hardwood mouldings, in addition to other specialty products. Alexandria and House of Fara have had a partnership for over a decade and operate from adjacent facilities in LaPorte.
Dave Mackin, chairman of Alexandria and an Operating Principal of IOP, added, "We believe the acquisition of House of Fara will further strengthen Alexandria's North American manufacturing capabilities and is a unique opportunity to combine two companies that have worked together for many years."
Alexandria sells directly to retailers as well as wholesale building product distributors and industrial customers. The company is headquartered in Alexandria, Ontario, and has a manufacturing and distribution facility in Alexandria along with a hardwood manufacturing operation in Bradford, Ontario, that serve Eastern Canada. The company also has a manufacturing and distribution facility in Moxee, Washington, that serves Western Canada and the Northwest U.S. as well as two other distribution facilities in Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania. and La Porte See http://www.alexmo.com.
Alexandria Moulding is also one of the larger wood component manufacturers in the FDMC 300. See https://www.woodworkingnetwork.com/fdmc-300
IOP is an Evanston-based private equity firm with $910 million of committed capital since inception, is dedicated to creating value through investing in manufacturing and value-added distribution businesses with sales between $30 million and $350 million.
Industry Leaders Converge on Capitol Hill For Day of Advocacy
Leaders from the Wood Machinery Manufacturers of America, Woodworking Machinery Industry Association and Association of Woodworking & Furnishing Suppliers converged on Capitol Hill on June 21 to advocate for the most important policy needs of the industry. First-time attendee Dan Christensen, Pillar Machine, and WMMA Public Policy Committee member, talked about his experiences in this short video.
WMMA Announces winner of 2017 Baldwin Award at WIC17
WMMA awarded the 2017 Baldwin Award to Past President Jamison Scott during WIC 2017 in Rancho Mirage, CA. Scott, who serves as executive vice president of Air Handling Systems, a third generation family-owned business in Woodbridge, Connecticut, has a long history of service to the Association and to the industry as a whole. Click here to read more
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May 12, 2017 2017
WMMA Past President, Jamison Scott, Wins Baldwin Award
May 4, 2017 2017
2017 Board of Directors Announced
January 30, 2017
Dan Bond Selected as the Next Executive Director of WMMA
August 27, 2016
INTERNATIONAL WOODWORKING FAIR Double Digit Growth
July 28, 2016
WMMA Announces First Regional Meeting
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