JELD-WEN Reenters Western Canada with Local Door Distributor
July 15, 2019 — JELD-WEN Partners with Trimlite to Distribute Interior Door Products into Alberta and British Columbia
Surrey, British Columbia — One of the world’s largest window and door manufacturers has found a new partner in Western Canada. Starting on July 15, Trimlite will be the preferred supplier of JELD-WEN Flush and Moulded interior door products. Trimlite will be stocking JELD-WEN’s Flush and Moulded interior doors to support its customers in Alberta and British Columbia.
“We have had a long relationship with JELD-WEN both as a supplier and a customer,” said Trimlite President and CEO Patrick Hooper. “We believe JELD-WEN’s products fit well with our existing interior door products and will be a success for our customers.”
The Flush and Moulded interior door products offer an industry leading 5-year warranty as well as a variety of environmentally friendly options. JELD-WEN recently introduced the Birkdale, a Moulded 3-Equal Panel Shaker door style to complement its four other craftsman style doors.
“The ability to serve customers in Western Canada is a crucial element to our success,” said JELD-WEN of Canada President Robert Conway. “Much like JELD-WEN, Trimlite is a customer centric organization and through this agreement we are taking an important step forward to help our customers in Western Canada achieve their business goals and to expand and strengthen our own national footprint.”
“JELD-WEN’s product breadth sealed the deal,” commented Hooper. “We’re distributing environmentally-friendly products that meet every price point and product niche we don’t currently offer. It’s a natural fit.”
JELD-WEN’s door and window products are available throughout the United States and Canada from local retailers, door dealers and distributors. Visit trimlite.com or jeld-wen.ca to find a local dealer or to learn more.
About Trimlite Founded in 1982 as a manufacturer of decorative glass inserts for steel door fabricators, Trimlite has evolved into a premier manufacturer and distributor of stile and rail doors, fiberglass doors, decorative glass and other home building products for the building materials industry across North America. The company has created a unique value proposition by developing an integrated supply chain that includes manufacturing facilities in China, Vietnam, Canada and the United States, as well as strategically positioned distribution locations across North America.
JELD-WEN was founded by Richard “Dick” Wendt in 1960 after purchasing a bankrupt millwork plant in Klamath Falls, Oregon. With just 15 employees, JELD-WEN quickly gained the reputation of producing a reliable product. After just two years, JELD-WEN became successful enough to begin acquiring new manufacturing facilities and expand its product offering. Today JELD-WEN employs approximately 21,000 people worldwide and has manufacturing, distribution and showroom locations across Canada, the United States, and 23 other countries, located primarily in North America, Europe, and Australia.
Ross Murray Steps Down as Chief Executive Officer, Patrick Hooper Promoted to CEO
June 5th, 2019 – The Trimlite Board of Directors has announced that Ross Murray, the company’s Chief Executive Officer, will step down from this role on July 1st, 2019. Patrick Hooper will become the President and Chief Executive Officer of Trimlite. Ross will transition to an Executive Director role on Trimlite’s Board of Directors. He will work with Patrick and the existing leadership team on various strategic and operational initiatives at the company.
Ross has worked for over 30 years at Trimlite in various roles in both North America and Asia. Ross stated “I have had the pleasure to work at Trimlite — as an employee, as a partner, and as an owner. During this time, I have got to know so many of our employees, customers, and suppliers. I have watched how your contributions have made Trimlite a stronger and more successful company. I truly appreciate your friendship and your hard work and look forward to seeing this great company continue to grow.”
Patrick has worked at Trimlite for over 8 years and has been President since 2016. “It is an honor and a privilege to be named Chief Executive Officer for such a great company,” said Patrick. “I look forward to working with Ross, the Board of Directors, and the rest of the Trimlite team to continue to manufacture and distribute great products for our customers.” Before coming to Trimlite, Patrick worked for several building materials companies including Corning Inc., JELD-WEN, and ODL in a variety of management roles.
Trimlite Acquires CODEL Entry Systems
Trimlite Completes Acquisition of CODEL Entry Systems
July 21, 2017 – Trimlite LLC, a premier manufacturer and distributor of stile and rail doors, fiberglass doors, decorative glass and other home building products, in partnership with TriWest Capital Partners, has completed their acquisition of CODEL Entry Systems.
CODEL is a Tacoma, Washington, based distributor specializing in the prefinishing and prehanging of fiberglass and steel entry doors and other building products. Founded in 1997, CODEL distributes their branded products to customers across the Western United States and Canada. CODEL has been a Trimlite customer for many years and the acquisition will cement the existing relationship.
“We have a long track record of working with CODEL and have always been impressed with their product selection and value-added services.” said Ross Murray, CEO of Trimlite. “Brent Moss and his very capable management team are well equipped to execute on their growth plan for CODEL Entry Systems. We at Trimlite look forward to working with the team to reach their targets and finding new ways to partner to accelerate their growth.”
Brent Moss, General Manager of CODEL said, “My team and I are very familiar with Trimlite and their products. Their products fit perfectly with our services and bode well for our customers, our suppliers, and our employees. We look forward to our partnership with Trimlite.”
Founded in 1982 as a manufacturer of decorative glass inserts for steel door fabricators, Trimlite has evolved into a premier manufacturer and distributor of stile and rail doors, fiberglass doors, decorative glass and other home building products for the building materials industry across North America. The Company has created a unique value proposition by developing an integrated supply chain that includes manufacturing plants in China, Vietnam, Canada and the United States, as well as strategically positioned distribution facilities across several key markets in North America.