MONTREAL, May 20, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Arborite, a Montreal-based manufacturer of high pressure laminate (HPL), today announced an agreement to acquire Lamin-Art, Inc., a leading brand of decorative surfaces in North America.
The Schaumburg, Illinois-based Lamin-Art was a privately-held business and will now operate as a part of the Wilsonart Engineered Surfaces organization.
“The Lamin-Art business model nests beautifully into our brand strategy,” said Salvatore Rivera, president of Arborite. “Lamin-Art has earned a distinctive brand cachet in the commercial interior design markets. Their unique offering allows us to provide even more design and product choice to customers.”
“Lamin-Art is proud of our exceptional employees and the loyal customers we’ve earned over more than 50 years,” said Donald Krog, former owner and president of Lamin-Art. “Together with Arborite’s resources and expertise, the business will continue to evolve and grow.”
Kevin Geijer, a 16 year Wilsonart veteran, has been appointed General Manager of Lamin-Art. Kevin stated, “I am excited about the opportunity to grow and build this terrific business.”
The transaction is expected to close in May 2016.
Lamin-Art, a U.S.-based company, has supplied the commercial interior design and architectural professions with an exceptional selection of innovative design-statement laminates and outstanding customer service for more than 50 years. The company’s exclusive designs can be found in high-profile retail stores, hotels, restaurants, showrooms, trade show exhibits and more.
From their base in Montreal, Arborite, a business unit of Wilsonart Engineered Surfaces, has been bringing decorative high-pressure laminate to the design community with inspired contemporary surfacing solutions since 1947. Offering a range of premium textures and over 200 innovative colors and patterns, Arborite is known for its solid reputation of customer service, quality and reliability.