dealers and remodeling contractors.
The acquisition boosts American
Woodmark to the second biggest
cabinet manufacturer in the United
States, according to our records and
the FDMC 300. RSI will operate as a
subsidiary of American Woodmark following the transaction with its existing
brands, channel strategy and operational philosophy remaining.
--- Wellborn Cabinet, Inc. announced
the planned sale of Rutt Handcrafted
Cabinetry in New Holland, Pennsylvania, to Birch Holdings of PA, LLC,
a wholly owned subsidiary of Birch
Investment Partners, LLC. Birch has a
plan to grow Rutt’s business and build
on the tradition represented by the
Wellborn Cabinet also owns
Cabinetry by Karman, located in Salt
Lake City, Utah, as well as their own
semi-custom Wellborn Cabinet brands
in Ashland, Alabama. According to
Wellborn, the selling of Rutt Cabinetry
will give their people more time and
energy to focus on the core semi-custom products.
--- MasterBrand Cabinets closed
its Auburn, Alabama, manufacturing plant in June, leaving 445 people
unemployed. A statement issued by the
company said that market conditions
and consumer tastes changed over the
last few years. Products manufactured
in Auburn will be produced at other
MasterBrand U.S. manufacturing locations.
The company produces kitchen
and bath cabinetry under the brands
Homecrest Cabinetry, Cabinetry by
Diamond, Schrock Cabinets, Artis-
tokraft Cabinetry, Kemper Distinctive
Cabinetry, Kitchencraft Cabinetry,
Cabinetry by Decora and Omega
Cabinetry. 2017 cabinet sales for the
group rose 4 percent, to $2.467 billion.
Tru Cabinetry and Wellborn Cabinet
announced plans to hire many of the
--- ACProducts, Inc. (acpi ) entered
into an agreement to acquire Elkay
Wood Products Co., a large manufacturer of kitchen and bath cabinetry.
The new company combines two of
the largest cabinet companies on the
FDMC 300 list. The combined company will serve the dealer, direct-to-builder, and home center channels.
The move combines the former
Armstrong Cabinets business (spun off
in 2012 by American Industrial Partners) with the cabinet business of Elkay
Manufacturing, known for commercial
drinking fountains and plumbing
fixtures. Elkay Wood Products brands
include Medallion, Design-Craft, York-towne, Schuler, Medallion at Menards,
MasterCraft, and American Cabinetry
Collection. The transaction was expected to be completed by the end of
the first quarter of 2019.
--- Earlier, Master WoodCraft Cabinetry was acquired by ACProducts Inc.
Based in Marshall, Texas, Master WoodCraft Cabinetry was founded in 2008 by
Gene and Patsy Ponder. The loss last
year of their son, Kenny Ponder, executive vice president, was instrumental
in their decision to retire and sell the
cabinet firm, a statement from the
company said. The two will serve on
acpi’s board of directors.
The company will continue to
manufacture stock and semi-custom
kitchen cabinetry for the multi-family
market under its brand name and at
its current facilities. In addition to
the main plant in Marshall, Texas,
the company also has a facility in
Jefferson, Texas, and more than 500
employees. Since opening in 2008,
Master WoodCraft Cabinetry has
grown significantly in size and scope.
The company recently completed a $2
million expansion at its main facility
in Marshall, which was projected to
increase capacity by 15 percent.
--- VT Industries Inc. announced in
October that it had acquired Eggers In-
Heritage Home Group LLC sold its remaining business units and filed Chapter 11 bankruptcy.