Olon is proud to have served the furniture and cabinet making industries for 40 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:




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


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


Company began manufacturing profile wrapped mouldings.


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


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.


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


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


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


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


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


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.


Consolidated Mocksville, NC drawer production to Washington, IN.


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


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


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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


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.


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. Developed two supplier partnerships in Canada for VelourTouchTM laminated specialty panel distribution.


Joint Venture between Olon & Licar to establish OL Frontal Solutions (OLFS) in Jeffersonville, Indiana to produce high volume 5 piece assembled door production in the US market for major kitchen cabinet manufacturers. Major investment in OLFS for door assembly equipment and specialty panel lamination equipment.


Major shift in management, Greg Stoner becomes the new President & CEO of Olon/OL Frontal Solutions. Major investment in Olon for state-of-the-art panel laminator for the Georgetown, Ontario facility to bring production of VelourTouchTM in house.


Olon launches the PÜRDECOTM specialty panel division including 2 new collections: GlossTouchTM and Essentials as well as expands panel distribution network beyond Eastern Canada into North America.


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