TEUTOPOLIS, Ill. - Stevens Industries, Inc. acquired LSI Corporation of America, a Minneapolis medical casework manufacturer. Stevens Industries says it will now produce the LSI branded product in its Teutopolis, Illinois facility.
Stevens Industries says LSI stopped production in January after nearly 48 years in the education and medical casework business. A member of the Architectural Woodwork Institute, LSI had been a go-to brand for architects in the commercial casework industry since the 1970s, according to Todd Wegman, president of Stevens Industries
“This acquisition is a huge step forward for Stevens Industries as LSI has been a well-known name in the architecturally-designed cabinetry business for many years,” he said.
“Many years of years of strategy and planning have led us to this point,” Wegman says. “We have actively recruited talented people for sales, construction project management, estimating, product design, production, engineering and installation positions. New technology and additional production team members have increased our productivity to meet amplified order volume."
Stevens Industries has added 80 employees over the past 18 months, "and intend to continue expansion," Wegman says. In January 2016, Stevens added Lantz Cornett to its Stevens Wood decorative panel sales group; in February Sean McWherter joined the Stevens Advantage casework and millwork division, covering the state of Texas. The employee-owned Stevens Industries now employs 450.
“We are very excited to bring the LSI brand into our existing line of Stevens Advantage Casework and Millwork. Our existing dealers and sales force are excited that the product is available through Stevens Industries. Architects and general contractors can be assured their LSI product needs are in good hands with our casework, countertop and millwork solutions,” stated Mike Gibson, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Stevens Industries, Inc.
Stevens Industries, Inc., founded in 1956, is celebrating its 60th anniversary. Stevens, number 78 on the FDMC 300 is the largest manufacturer of commercial casework and millwork in North America and is also a leader in product design for the laminated panel fabrication. Its panels and components are distributed throughout North America, and used in many branded furniture offerings.
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