Olon is proud to have served the furniture and cabinet making industries for over 35 years.

Our company has grown in that time, evolving to become one of North America’s leading single-source manufacturers of quality component and custom solutions.

The entrepreneurial spirit and unwavering commitment to our customers that was the cornerstone of our business in 1981 remains the foundation of everything we do today.

The following is a summary of the major milestones in our history:

Timeline

 Activities

1981

Poly Plast Sales started in Brampton, ON. by Ed Almeida to supply PVC, polyester and wood veneer edge banding to customers in Southern Ontario.

1983

Poly Plast Edgebanding Inc. formed by Almeida and his business partner Richard Locke.

1985

Company began manufacturing profile wrapped mouldings.

1987

Company added the manufacturing of miterfold drawers & continued expansion of all product lines across North America.

1989

Acquired Laminating Technology Inc. (formerly Pace Industries) in Northbrook, IL.  A producer of thermofused decorative laminates, LTI was a synergistic addition to the product offering.

1994

Richard Locke restructured the company with the passing of Ed Almeida.

1995

Poly Plast’s Canadian administrative and manufacturing headquarters moved from Brampton, ON to Georgetown, ON.

1998

Acquired Riverside Labs in Geneva, IL.  The company specialized in custom saturation of decorative papers and was a strategic supplier to LTI.

1998

OLON is formed – bringing Poly Plast, Laminating Technology and Riverside Labs under one corporate banner.

2000

Acquired Eurodrawer Inc., a manufacturer of miterfold drawers with manufacturing facilities in Mocksville, NC, Washington, IN, and White City, OR.

2002

Acquired Woodcraft Industries, a manufacturer of profile wrapped mouldings based in Atlanta, GA.  Relocated the Northbrook, IL laminating facility to Geneva, IL and opened the St. Charles, IL distribution center.

2003

Consolidated Mocksville, NC drawer production to Washington, IN.

2005

Consolidated White City, OR drawer production to Washington, IN.  Washington facility awarded “Business of the Year ” by Davies County Chamber of Commerce.

2006

Consolidated profile wrapping in Atlanta, GA to Georgetown, ON.  Expanded manufacturing capacity in Georgetown with purchase of 46 Armstrong Ave.

2007

Olon Washinton relocated & expanded into a new 112,000 sq. ft. state-of-the-art manfacturing facility providing significant incremental capacity.   Olon partnered with Huron Capital, a leading private equity firm based in Detroit, MI to recapitalize the business and prepare for organic and acquisitional growth.

2008

Don Hambly joined Olon as President & COO.  Richard Locke remained as CEO.  Divested PVC, Melamine & ABS edgebanding product lines to Dura Edge Inc.  Acquired Creative Products, Jeffersonville, IN, a highly synergistic manufacturer and distributor of custom profile wrapped mouldings.

2009

Richard Locke retired & Don Hambly assumed the CEO role.  Consolidated operations in Georgetown, ON and in Geneva, IL.  Olon Washington wins Indiana Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (INSHARP) award in recognition of exemplary safety & health management systems & performance.

2010

Developed & launched an entirely new “Natural” (woodgrain) finish for Olon laminates.  Natural finish was presented to and accepted by our TFL partners who launched their own versions of the Olon Natural Finish.

2011

Launched NEXGEN™ Laminates as an economical, durable alternative to wood available in 150+ stock color/ finish options.  Developed & introduced “Belluno” finish for NEXGEN™ laminates – TFL partners follow with matching finishes.   Relocated & expanded Jeffersonville, IN operations to a new 100,000+ sq. ft. facility to support growth & optimize efficiency.

2012

Olon Jeffersonville wins major new business with IKEA.  Olon Geneva launched NEXGEN™ LINK25 Formable Laminate for vertical and light duty horizontal surfaces.  This product is an alternative to HPL and is available in complementary matches to TFL and LPL in either 4' x 8' sheets or continuous rolls.

2013

Launched a major 5 Piece Door wrapped moulding initiative focused on the US market & Western Canada.  Olon Washington developed & launched a new Plywood drawer side program.

2014

Dramatically expanded our US sales force. Developed & launched 4 new NEXGEN™ finishes & announced partnership programs with 3 new TFL partners in the US.

2015

Olon Acquired Carolina Drawers Inc. of Lexington, NC providing a major drawer product line expansion to include solid wood & Baltic birch plywood drawer components.  New capabilities include domestic kiln drying, rough milling, dovetailing, UV finishing, edgebanding and drawer box assembly.   Olon Jeffersonville launched a glazed molding product offer.

2017

Olon Ownership Transition Complete. White Owl Family Office Ltd. together with the executive team of Olon are pleased to announce that they have successfully partnered to complete the acquisition of Olon Industries. The ownership change and associated recapitalization demonstrate strong support for Olon’s growth plan while creating the financial stability to support future investments.

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