Weston Forest enjoys its 6th acquisition in the last decade, and second since it was purchased by the Watermill Group in 2021.
Mississauga, ON – Weston Forest, a leading distributor and remanufacturer of softwood & hardwood lumber and specialty panel products, recently announced it had acquired Kings Wood Products of Paris, ON.
“Kings Wood Products expands our manufacturing base in Canada while adding to the mix of products we can offer our existing Industrial customers,” said Steve Rhone, President & CEO of Weston Forest. “Kings has been a key customer of ours for decades, and this is a natural progression for both companies. They have an excellent reputation in their industry, and the Kings niche product mix is a logical addition to Weston’s existing Industrial offerings.”
According to Dennis Kings, President of Kings Wood Products, “This new partnership with Weston Forest is the right direction for our business. Weston has been a trusted supplier of ours for a very long time, and this move provides the continuity we want for our people, and for our customers.”
6th acquisition in the last decade by Weston Forest
This acquisition represents Weston’s sixth in the last decade and their second since the company was purchased by the Watermill Group in 2021.
Weston Forest’s primary focus is serving the industrial and construction sectors in North America. By offering remanufacturing and inventory management services, Weston Forest assists customers in creating custom crating, packaging, pallets, boxes, and other niche wood products that are crucial for producing and shipping industrial goods.
The company’s expertise extends to logistics and just-in-time fulfillment, supporting various processes essential to commercial and residential construction and large infrastructure projects. This includes truss manufacturing, framing, lagging and shoring, concrete forming, and more. Weston Forest plays a vital role in ensuring the smooth and efficient operations of these industries.
Established in 1953 as a family business, Weston Forest has grown into a dynamic organization. Their commitment to excellence has garnered recognition from prestigious organizations such as Deloitte, which repeatedly recognizes them as one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies. They have also received multiple Canadian Business Excellence Awards for Private Businesses and have been honored with the Waterstone Canada’s Most Admired Corporate Cultures Award. In addition, Weston Forest proudly holds certification as a Great Place to Work®.
Kings Wood Products has been in operation since 1970. It specializes in providing pallets, boxes, reels, and specialty packaging solutions primarily to the manufacturing industry. Kings Wood Products has earned a strong reputation by managing all aspects of their operations in-house. From sourcing raw materials to final delivery, its experienced team handles every step of the process at their expansive 8-acre facility located in Paris, ON.