Masco Canada and Mirolin Industries will merge after a team of leaders from both organizations recommended the integration of the two companies, announced Imran Ahmad, president of Masco Canada Limited, London, Ont.
“We are confident that this consolidated footprint and integrated team will best position us for strategic future growth in the market.”
Currently, the customer base and distribution channels of the two companies overlap. The integration will move both Toronto-based Mirolin Industries operations to the existing Masco Canada facility in St. Thomas, Ont.
There will be a 12-month transition period. The first phase will include a manufacturing re-organization at Masco Canada and alignment of support functions from May to November. Phase 2 will see the opening of a new Masco Canada “Experience Centre” in Mississauga, Ont. in the fall. The third phase, from November to January 2020, will consolidate Masco Canada and Mirolin Industries warehouses. The final stage will include the installation of that Masco Canada bathing manufacturing area from October to May 2020. It is expected that all Mirolin Industries operations will be completely moved to St. Thomas by June 2020.
An integration team has been created to ensure that supply is not disrupted during the transition period. The goal will be to create better service to customers, said Ahmad.
“We anticipate continuing with our Masco Canada trade and retail sales structures, which are led by Peter Ashton and Erika Karch respectively. As announced previously, John Pearce, current VP of sales for Mirolin Industries will retire on May 31, 2019,” he added.