Wynnchurch Capital LP has purchased Trimlite Mfg Inc., a manufacturer and distributor of residential doors and related door products, from TriWest Capital Partners.
Trimlite was founded in 1982 as a manufacturer of decorative glass inserts for steel door fabricators. Since then, the Company has evolved into a manufacturer and distributor of stile and rail doors, fiberglass doors, door glass and pre-hung doors for the building materials industry across North America.
“The Trimlite management team has accomplished a tremendous amount during our five-year partnership with the company,” said Norm Rokosh, senior managing director, TriWest. “This has included acquiring and integrating Codel, launching a new facility in Vietnam, expanding operations in Western Canada and establishing a physical presence in the US Southeast. We very much appreciate Ross Murray (former Chief Executive Officer and sole shareholder of Trimlite) having brought TriWest and senior management in as shareholders in 2016, and wish Patrick Hooper (current chief executive officer of Trimlite), together with the rest of the management team, continued success with Wynnchurch as their new partner.”
Hooper commented, “TriWest and management have shared a common vision for the culture and future of Trimlite since day one. We want to thank TriWest for the role they have played over the past five years in the significant growth that Trimlite has achieved. We look forward to building on that success with Wynnchurch through both organic and inorganic initiatives.”
TriWest’s financial adviser was Houlihan Lokey with legal advice provided by Ropes & Gray in the US and Bennett Jones in Canada.