ST. PAUL, Minn. – Northern Contours, Inc. has expanded into Canada, acquiring Nubold Inc., a London, Ontario, cabinet door manufacturer.
Nubold holds a similar skill set to Northern Contours, specializing in manufacturing 3D Laminate (thermofoil) and five-piece doors and operating the Renuit cabinet refacing service sold through Home Depot Canada. Seeking a larger platform for Nubold to accelerate the future growth of their company, founders Craig and Brian Jones determined that Northern Contours was the right company to approach with the acquisition proposal.
According to Craig Jones, “Northern Contours is one of only a handful of companies that understand what we do and who we could depend on to maintain our relationships and grow Nubold.”
Northern Contours is a manufacturer of cabinet doors and components for kitchen and bath, home organization, commercial office, and refacing markets. The acquisition of Nubold brings Northern Contours’ North American manufacturing facility total to six. This is the first located in Canada.
With the Nubold opportunity, Northern Contours saw compatible product lines, market channels, and the company’s location as strong incentives for the acquisition.
“It was clear from the onset that Nubold was a very good fit for Northern Contours,” said Lary Skow, president and CEO of Northern Contours. “Nubold’s capabilities are in line with our own manufacturing expertise, and the location also solves logistical and exchange rate challenges when it comes to servicing Canada, a growing market for us.”
As Nubold is integrated into Northern Contours, Skow said that its workforce will be retained: “Our initial plan is to get up to speed on all facets of Nubold, continue business as usual, and then expand capabilities once we get our footing. We’re happy to have Craig & Brian with us and are excited to welcome all of the Nubold team members to the Northern Contours family.”
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