Recent acquisitions by manufacturer mean more jobs in Ferndale – Whatcom News


Inside the Metrie Ferndale facility (November 12, 2020). Photo: Whatcom News

FERNDALE, Wash. — Manufacturer based in Vancouver, BC, Meters has acquired 4 businesses over the past 2 years, the most recent reported to have resulted in 15-20 additional jobs at its Ferndale manufacturing facility.

The recently announced acquisition of the Hemlock and Alder manufacturing and distribution arm of Fred Tebb & Sons, Inc. is Metrie’s fourth acquisition in the past two years. this It follows the purchase of Tinder Wholesale LLC and EL & EL Wood Products Corp in 2022 and Pacific MDF Products Inc and Canadian MDF Products Company in late 2020. Each acquisition has added complementary and expanded services to Metrie’s product lines.

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Metrie manufactures and distributes grade moldings, door jambs, handrails and trim. In 2020, the Ferndale facility was reported to have over 120 employees.

Metrie production manager Tom Soran walks past a stack of recently manufactured molding parts at their Ferndale facility (Nov. 12, 2020).  Photo: Whatcom NewsMetrie’s director of Ferndale Manufacturing, Tom Soran, walks past a stack of recently manufactured molding parts at their Ferndale facility (Nov. 12, 2020). Photo: Whatcom News

The company built the Ferndale facility and moved its manufacturing operation there in 1990. The company celebrated 30 years at the facility in 2020.

Metrie is a family business that opened as EL Sauder Lumber Company in 1926 in downtown Vancouver, BC and continues to be owned by the Sauder family. The company was renamed Sauder Industries, Molding and Millwork in 2003 and Metrie in 2014.

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