Genesis Products acquires Native Hardwoods' Solid Surface division
Genesis Products

ELKHART, Ind. – Genesis Products, Inc. has acquired the Solid Surface division of Native Hardwoods, a manufacturer of hardwood and solid surface products. Genesis Products is a leading manufacturer of OEM interior wood components and laminated panels for a variety of industries, including cabinetry and storage, store fixtures, office and educational, furniture and RV.

Terms of the acquisition, announced Aug. 9, were not disclosed. Genesis said the acquisition will expand its team and double the production capacity of solid surface countertops for the RV market.

“This strategic acquisition will ramp up our production capacity into 2023,” said Jon Wenger, Genesis president and CEO. “It will also add nine team members with extensive experience in solid surface manufacturing and bring on new key accounts.”

Jim Edmundson, Native Hardwoods president and owner, said, “After 26 years of providing quality solid surface products, we made the choice to focus more on our core business, which is providing a broad range of quality hardwoods to the luxury RV market. In Genesis Products we found an organization that has the resources, team, and culture to continue to provide quality solid surface products with a strong customer focus.”

Plans call to move the solid surface operation to Genesis' newest plant in Goshen, Indiana, set to be completed later this year. Until then, the company said, the solid surface operation will remain at its current location in Elkhart.

Founded in 2002, Genesis operates nine plants in Elkhart County, Indiana and Keysville, Virginia; when completed, the Goshen facility will be Genesis Products' tenth location. The company currently ranks 34 on the FDMC 300 list of the largest North American wood products producers, based on sales.


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