Arborite Acquires Lamin-Art
Two major laminate manufacturers are joining forces to expand their reach within the surfacing market. Arborite, the Montreal-based manufacturer of high pressure laminate, announced they will acquire Lamin-Art, Inc., a leading North American brand of decorative surfaces. The Illinois-based company will join forces with the Wilsonart Engineered Surfaces global organization but remain a privately held company, managed by Wilsonart veteran Kevin Geijer.
“The Lamin-Art business model nests beautifully into our global brand strategy,” said Salvatore Rivera, president of Arborite. “Lamin-Art has earned a distinctive brand cachet and strong relationships in the commercial interior design and architectural markets. Their unique offering allows us to provide even more design and product choice to customers.”
Lamin-Art has supplied the global market with statement surfacing for over 50 years, outfitting numerous high-profile hospitality and retail projects with inspired solutions. “Together with Arborite’s resources and expertise, the business will continue to evolve and grow,” says Donald Krog, former owner and president.
The acquisition is slated to close in May 2016.