Metire Continues Growth and Buys Fredd Tebb & Sons
Canadian-based Metrie, which is North America’s largest manufacturer and distributor of millwork solutions, has purchased the Hemlock and Alder manufacturing and distribution business of Fred Tebb & Sons, Inc. (“Tebb”) is a solid wood moulding manufacturer and distributor based in Oregon, USA.
“As well as being the largest MDF moulding manufacturer and distributor in North America, Metrie also has nearly 100 years of expertise in solid wood production. We know quality solid wood products and services when we see them,” commented Kent Bowie, president & CEO of Metrie.
This is the fourth acquisition by Metrie in the last two years, following the purchase of Tinder Wholesale L.L.C. and EL & EL Wood Products Corp in early 2022; and Pacific MDF Products Inc. and Canadian MDF Products Company in late 2020. Each acquisition has provided complementary and expansive services for our customers across North America, and in support of Metrie’s growth strategy.
“Like Metrie, we are a fourth-generation, family-owned millwork company, with hopefully many more generations to come,” said Rick Tebb, president of Fred Tebb & Sons, Inc. “However, now is a good time to pass on the Alder and Hemlock trim part of our business, and I am sure Metrie will continue to build on the excellent customer service and product lines we have established.”
“Tebb has long been a leader in sustainably sourced and certified Pacific Coast Hemlock and Western Red (Knotty) Alder moulding products. This acquisition enhances our solid wood product mix and service offering to existing – and new – customers,” noted Bowie.
“The deal, along with all recent acquisitions, showcases Metrie’s leading presence in our industry in Canada and the US,” added Bowie. “As market consolidation continues, we believe there is more that we can do for our customers, suppliers, and partners. The Metrie team continues to actively seek other millwork-focused businesses that are exploring exit opportunities.”