Canadian family-owned company, Garaga Inc., the leader in the garage industry in Canada, acquires a second plant in the United States

Garaga garage doors & North Central Door logos

Saint-Georges, September 8, 2022 – Garaga Inc. has acquired North Central Door, located in Bemidji, Minnesota, thus strengthening its position in the American market. This acquisition will give Garaga access to a distribution network of more than 150 points of sale, mainly located in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, Montana and North and South Dakota.

"In Canada, we are the leader in garage door manufacturing with a significant market share. In the United States, however, there is much to do. The acquisition of North Central Door will allow us to strengthen our position in the American market and thus continue our growth. Access to this distribution network will facilitate the export of Garaga products manufactured in Canada since our products are complementary to those manufactured by North Central Door", explains Maxime Gendreau, co-president of Garaga.

Maxime Gendreau, Steve Palmer, President of North Central Door, Michel and Martin Gendreau

Photo: Maxime Gendreau, Steve Palmer, President of North Central Door, Michel and Martin Gendreau

Family-owned Garaga Inc. spreads out in North America

Displaying strong momentum, Garaga received the prestigious "Industry of the Year" award last spring from the Chamber of Commerce in Ponca City, Oklahoma, for the innovations and job creations it has made since the acquisition of Mid-America Door in 2018.

Garaga Inc., founded by Michel Gendreau in 1983 and now co-presided by his sons, Martin and Maxime, will celebrate its 40 years of existence in 2023.

About Garaga

Founded in 1983 by Michel Gendreau, Garaga is a Canadian family business that has been successfully taken over by its two co-presidents, Martin & Maxime Gendreau, who are twins. Garaga is the most important manufacturer of garage doors (residential, commercial and industrial) in Canada. Garaga has 4 manufacturing plants located in Saint-Georges (QC), Barrie (ON), Ponca City (OK) and Bemidji (MN).

Garaga is also very committed to the Barrie community

Since 1995, Garaga had been a corporate citizen of the Barrie community. From the 40,000 sq ft. plant of our early days to the 115,000 sq ft. plant of today, we have been investing in our Barrie Facility for more than 25 years now.

In fact, our last investment was completed not very long ago, in January 2022, transforming two production lines, so we can now manufacture more of our products in Barrie, Ontario.

But square feet and investments are not of primary importance. People are.

Since 1995, behind the many innovative investments Garaga has made over the years, there are a lot of people committed to our success.

People from different horizons with different dreams, strengths, and talents who all share the same goals: daily and diligently being part of Garaga’s success. People willing to constantly change and improve their ways of doing things.

We’d like to take this opportunity to thank you all.

We are grateful to count each and everyone of you as part of the Garaga team!

Garaga is a Canadian family-owned company. You can count on us being part of Barrie’s community for decades to come. As we have counted on you over the last 27 years!

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