Frequently Asked Questions

We expect and welcome your questions. The below are provided to help you think of things you might like to know more about.

1.
How does the transaction benefit employees?

Wilsonart International is now an independent company with the strong backing of CD&R, an investment firm with recognized business-building skills. ITW retains an ownership stake in the new company.
Wilsonart International is well-positioned to grow profitably and to offer rewarding career opportunities for employees.
2.
How will this affect me and my job?

The close of the transaction has no impact on your current responsibilities. We all need to stay focused on delivering the excellent products and customer service that put us at the top of the industry. As an independent company, Wilsonart International is now in a position to pursue new expansion possibilities and accelerate growth opportunities around the world.
3.
Will ITW still be involved with Wilsonart International now that the transaction has closed?

Yes. ITW retains an ownership stake in the new Wilsonart International. ITW's continued involvement with the company reflects its strong belief in the company's growth prospects and profitable future.
4.
How will customers be affected now that we are an independent company?

There is no change with respect to how our customers do business with us and who they deal with at the company today.
We take great pride in the quality of our work, and we are fully-dedicated to providing the industry-leading service and high-quality products customers have come to value.
5.
How will distributors be affected now that we are an independent company?

There is no significant change with respect to how our distributors do business with us and who they deal with at the company today.
We take great pride in the quality of our work, and we are fully-dedicated to providing the industry-leading service and high-quality products customers have come to value.
6.
How does the transaction impact the company’s business strategy?

The new Wilsonart International Holdings LLC is well-positioned for future growth for the following reasons:
  • Market leadership in the consolidated North American market and a leading player in several, disparate global markets
  • Leadership positions in high-pressure laminates in North America, Germany, U.K., France, Spain, Benelux, Thailand and the high-end market in China
  • Global manufacturing footprint, process technologies and North American distribution capabilities provide meaningful competitive advantage
  • Industry-leading customer service levels and reputation for product innovation
  • Strong and stable margin performance; robust cash flow conversion
  • Strong corporate culture and talented employee base
  • Experienced leadership team that has made strides in moving the business forward
CD&R is looking forward to working with the business unit management teams to expand globally, invest in industry-leading innovation, service and distribution capabilities, and provide rewarding career opportunities for employees. As an independent company, we will be well-positioned to leverage the market leadership of our business units to pursue growth opportunities through additional focus and resources.
7.
How can I keep up with the progress and developments?

You will continue to receive communications through your local channels and when applicable via this website.

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