Barrette Outdoor Living Announces Acquisition of Alumi-Guard

Barrette Outdoor Living, Inc. (BOL) announces the acquisition of Alumi-Guard, Inc., located in Brooksville, Florida. This acquisition will allow Barrette to expand their manufacturing and logistics presence within a strategic manufacturing and marketing location. In turn, Alumi-Guard will benefit from Barrette's manufacturing and capital infrastructure and incomparable resources in order to pursue their rapid growth plans.

BOL President Jean desAutels stated, "We are very excited to expand our manufacturing and production capabilities with one of the best aluminum fencing companies in North America. Alumi-Guard's service and quality reputation is well known in the market and its operational excellence fits perfectly with Barrette's 60 plus years of product excellence and manufacturing expertise. The combination of the two companies creates the market leading aluminum fence manufacturer in the industry and the synergies between us will create the most competitive partner for all of our customers."

According to Alumi-Guard President and CEO Bill Woodard, "Barrette and Alumi-Guard are extremely complementary, both for their geographical locations and key market differentiation within their product offerings. Our customers will have access to extended resources in product development and infrastructure support."

Alumi-Guard will continue to operate with their current management and production teams in the Brooksville facility using their well established brand names. Both companies anticipate that the integration of the two will be nearly seamless for their customers and distribution partners.

For more information call Barrette Outdoor Living at 1-800-336-2383 or visit

About Barrette Outdoor Living:

Barrette Outdoor Living (BOL) is the North American Leader in wood, vinyl and aluminum fencing as well as the new Resalite™ Core Technology, aluminum, steel and vinyl railing, outdoor storage buildings, plastic lattice and many more Outdoor Living products. BOL manufactures and distributes over 6000 different items across the United States and Canada. BOL is headquartered in Cleveland Ohio and employs over 1,100 people in the USA. Barrette Outdoor Living is a division of Barrette, Inc. who produces and markets exterior home products under a variety of leading brand names through specialty retailers, home centers and lumberyards. The nearly 60-year old parent company employs more than 3,000 workers in 20 locations across the United States and Canada and is headquartered in St- Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, Canada. The company is privately owned and operated by the third generation of the Barrette family.

About Alumi-Guard Inc.:

William Woodard, an experienced small business owner and entrepreneur, began Alumi-Guard in early 2000. Located in a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Brooksville, Florida, Alumi-Guard has become a leading manufacturer in the aluminum fence and rail industry. For over a decade, Alumi-Guard has established itself as an innovator in quality and design; providing a large selection of maintenance-free fence, railing, and gates that are manufactured to withstand some of the harshest conditions. Alumi-Guard's product line is available in all fifty states and Canada.

Since 2010, Alumi-Guard's powder coating process has been certified DuPont Platinum in AAMA 2604 and AAMA 2605, making them one of only a few powder coaters in the United States to have received this coveted honor. This is the highest level of certification available to architectural applicators.

Alumi-Guard makes every effort to concentrate our business with domestic companies including our primary aluminum extrusion suppliers in the Southeast and DuPont powder, which is made in Texas. As a domestic manufacturer, we're proud to say that everything we produce -- including all panels, posts, and gates -- are made right here at home. So know that when you choose Alumi-Guard, you're choosing a company that manufactures quality, American made products.


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