Wilsonart acquires Flagg, expands footprint in Midwest
May 4, 2021 | 9:59 am CDT
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AUSTIN, Texas – Wilsonart Engineered Surfaces announced it has acquired Flagg Inc., a wholesale distributor to the building and remodeling industry.

Terms of the acquisition, announced May 3, were not disclosed.

Based in Cincinnati with branches in Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana, Flagg distributes supplies and services for the cabinet industry, including engineered decorative surfaces, board, hardware and components. Wisonart said the strategic acquisition represents significant growth potential for Wilsonart by expanding its footprint in the Midwest.

“The acquisition of Flagg complements Wilsonart’s company culture and greatly enhances the services we offer with four locations across Ohio, Indiana and Kentucky,” said Andrew Korzen, vice president of sales for Wilsonart. “We look forward to increasing Wilsonart’s company-owned distribution network and being able to bring our ever-expanding portfolio of engineered surfaces to an even wider audience.”

Founded in 1971, Flagg Inc. is a third-generation, family-run business that supplies a range of products and services to the building and remodeling industry. “We have partnered with Wilsonart for almost 50 years and are confident that our business will be in good hands,” said Eric Leonard, Flagg president. “This acquisition is a logical progression and will solidify our efforts in continuing to service customers in the Ohio Valley with their building and remodeling needs.”

In addition to Wilsonart decorative surfaces, Flagg also distributes decorative and functional hardware, adhesives, cutting tools, resin panels, abrasives, fasteners, edgebanding, finishes, cabinet lighting, industrial tools, and various types of wood-based substrates. Current brands offered by the company include: Amana Tools, Advanced Affiliates Hardware, Doellken Edge Solutions, Deerwood Fasteners, Fast Cap Products, Festool, Hettich Hardware, Interbuild Real Wood Products, King Plastics, Lumigraf, Lutron Lighting Controls and Shading Solutions, Mohawk Finishing Products, Plummer Forest Products, Peter Meier Hardware, Rehau, Roseburg, Salice Hardware, Shaper Handheld CNC tooling, Surfprep, Tresco lighting, and Uniboard.

Headquartered in Texas, Wilsonart manufactures and distributes high-pressure laminate, quartz, solid surface, coordinated TFL and edgebanding, and other decorative engineered surfaces for use in the office, education, healthcare, residential, hospitality, and retail markets. Its brands include: Wilsonart, Arborite, Bushboard, Durcon®, KML, Laminart, Mermaid, New Leaf, Polyrey, Ralph Wilson, Resopal, Shore, Technistone and Wetwall.

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