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LaForce Acquires Builders Hardware and Hollow Metal, Inc.

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LaForce, a leading supplier for commercial door opening products, services, and security solutions, announced it has acquired Builders Hardware and Hollow Metal, Inc.

Builders Hardware and Hollow Metal, located in Menomonee Falls, WI with a branch in Pleasant Prairie, has over 41 years of experience in the doors, frames, and hardware industry. Their 51-employee team is led by Wade Walla.

“The decision to acquire Builders was clear – their culture, work ethic, integrity, and commitment to their employees and customers perfectly complement our mission and values. Together, I am confident that we can use our resources to continue our growth throughout the Wisconsin market and beyond,” said Brian Mannering, CEO/President of LaForce. “They are well known for their prompt and reliable service to clients, as well as their willingness to go above and beyond to satisfy their needs. This is an exciting addition to our team and our capabilities.”

Wade Walla, President of Builders Hardware and Hollow Metal, added, “I am confident that LaForce will introduce new capabilities to our business and customers. LaForce and Builders’ core values align, making this a perfect fit and a simple transition. We look forward to our future together.”

Together, LaForce and Builders Hardware and Hollow Metal have over 100 years of combined experience. They will both continue to deliver expert technical knowledge, products, and services to protect life safety and building security.

Builders Hardware and Hollow Metal will operate under their own name and stay in their current location. There will be no immediate changes for their customers or vendors.

About LaForce

LaForce is one of the largest distributors of door opening products, solutions and services in the United States. We offer services in doors, frames, hardware, keying, building specialties, architectural services, fire door inspections, pre-install, install, and customized pre-finishing, along with our security division, known as Electronic Security Systems. Headquartered in Green Bay, WI since 1954, we operate in 15 locations throughout the country including Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Texas and Wisconsin. For more information, please visit


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Source: LaForce, LLC