VT Industries acquires door & millwork maker Eggers Industries
October 2, 2018 | 10:38 pm UTC
VT Industries will offer the Eggers Collection as part of its portfolio. Pictured is an Eggers Sketchface door.

HOLSTEIN, Iowa - VT Industries Inc. has acquired rival door and millwork manufacturer Eggers Industries. Eggers has manufacturing divisions in Two Rivers and Neenah, Wisconsin, which produce architectural flush doors, stile and rail doors, door frames, veneered plywood panels, ceiling tiles, and custom veneered components for high-profile commercial projects.

Announced Oct. 2, the terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.  The "Eggers Collection" will be part of the VT portfolio effective immediately.

Headquartered in Holstein, Iowa, VT Industries manufactures architectural wood doors, VT Dimensions countertops, and A'vant Vanity Surfaces. The company serves customers from 14 facilities strategically located throughout the U.S. and Canada. The Eggers line of products are also sold throughout North America.

"I'm very excited about the combined strength of our companies, and how our enhanced resources position us to drive product innovation, market expansion, and profitable growth," said Doug Clausen, president and CEO of VT Industries.

"Eggers' high-quality products, strong reputation in the market, and manufacturing capabilities fit well with our strategy to expand our product portfolio and deliver a great customer experience," added Jason Farver, COO at VT Industries.

"We're really thrilled to be joining forces with VT Industries," said former Eggers owner Jay Streu. "We have combined the two highest-quality and most innovative Architectural Wood Door businesses together as one powerful team and believe the acquisition is a positive move for our customers and the door industry as a whole."

Eggers currently employs 410 people at its locations, according to a Fox11 News report. This will drive the number of VT employees to 2,000. Both companies were ranked in the latest report of the FDMC 300, a listing of the top wood products manufacturers in North America.

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