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Q.E.P. closes Plasplugs deal

BY HBSDealer Staff

Q.E.P. CO., Inc. has recently closed the deal on its acquisition of Plasplugs, which includes its trade name and other assets.

"Combined with the company’s recent purchase of the Homelux business, the Plasplugs products will further enhance the global QEP product offering by adding another established range of fasteners, tiling tools and power tools," said Lewis Gould, chairman of Q.E.P.’s board of directors.

Q.E.P., a worldwide manufacturer of flooring and industrial solutions, stands to benefit from the purchase of the wall anchor company, which also deals in fasteners, sharpeners, tiling tools, tile cutters, saws, knives, abrasives, electrical products and power tools. 

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Snavely’s marketing team has a new member

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There’s a fresh face at Snavely Forest Products’ Marketing Operations department in Pittsburgh. The company has recently hired Drew Garrison to spearhead a number of print and online marketing initiatives.

A graduate of Purdue University, Garrison has previously served the steel and advertising industries with his marketing strategy, copywriting and marketing collateral design skills. His position at Snavely will mark his entry into the specialty building products industry.

“We are excited to have Drew on our marketing team,” said Clark Spitzer, VP of Marketing. “Anytime we can bring young talent into our company and the industry we are better. Adding Drew to our team brings both youth and talent.”

Garrison will be primarily responsible for Snavely’s print ads, promotional flyers, web development, social media campaigns and new product development.

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Masonite closes the deal with Masisa

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Masonite International Corporation has announced its acquisition of Masisa S.A.’s door manufacturing operations.

Specifically, Masonite has purchased Masisa’s door component operations in Cabrero, Chile and its door assembly factory in Chillan, Chile, both of which primarily deal in stile, rail panel and French wood doors for the North American market.

The agreement, announced June 18, was for a sale price of approximately $12.5 million. The two facilities, which employ roughly 300 people, are expected to provide strategic growth opportunities for Masonite and complement its existing collection of residential doors.

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r.carter says:
Jun-15-2014 05:02 am

This is a sign how the home
This is a sign how the home improvement, home depot and woodworking, including construction and building significantly shows that they are the firms emerging in the markets that help economy, so glad to know that. Speaking of French Doors anyway, I am lucky I have bought an old stock yet unique and quality doors from Caldwells store near Bay Area, San Francisco, you can also see this for their online portfolio and products, where they both offers brand new, old stock, used and refurbished doors.

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