February 29, 2016
By Amanda Emmerich, Marketing Coordinator
Stevens Industries, Inc. recently announced the purchase of LSI Corporation of America, of Minneapolis, MN. Stevens Industries will now produce the LSI branded product in its Teutopolis, Illinois facility.
LSI Corporation of America stopped production in January after nearly 48 years in the education and medical casework business. LSI had been a go-to brand for architects in the commercial casework industry since the 1970s. “This acquisition is a huge step forward for Stevens Industries as LSI has been a well-known name in the architecturally-designed cabinetry business for many years,” commented Todd Wegman, President of Stevens Industries, Inc.
“Many years of years of strategy and planning have led us to this point,” Wegman explained. “We have actively recruited talented people for sales, construction project management, estimating, product design, production, engineering and installation positions. New technology and additional production team members have increased our productivity to meet amplified order volume. With our sustained growth and a previous acquisition, we have added more than 80 employees over an 18 month period, and intend to continue expansion. The team is implementing additional tactics and resources to prepare for the new business.”
“We are very excited to bring the LSI brand into our existing line of Stevens Advantage Casework and Millwork. Our existing dealers and sales force are excited that the product is available through Stevens Industries. Architects and general contractors can be assured their LSI product needs are in good hands with our casework, countertop and millwork solutions,” stated Mike Gibson, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Stevens Industries, Inc.
Stevens Industries, Inc., founded in 1956, is celebrating its 60th anniversary. The company, which is 100-percent employee-owned, attributes its success to the talent and drive of its employees through the years. A spirit of entrepreneurial pride and passion for innovation is evident throughout the company. Stevens is the largest manufacturer of commercial casework and millwork in North America. The company is also a leader in product design for the laminated panel fabrication. Their panels and components are distributed throughout North America, and used in many branded furniture offerings.
For more information about Stevens Industries, Inc., visit www.StevensInd.com or contact Stevens Industries spokeswoman, Amanda Emmerich, at 217-857-7100.