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Cook & Boardman Snaps-Up JDS

The JDS deal marked Cook & Boardman’s 13th acquisition since it was bought by Littlejohn in 2018.
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On Monday, Cook & Boardman, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, announced a deal to buy Everett, Washington-based JDS. Financial terms of the deal weren’t announced.

Founded in 1989 by Randal Olsen and Dean Crosby, JDS is a turnkey provider of opening solutions including doors, frames, hardware and Division 10 specialty products. The company serves general contractors and end users throughout the greater Seattle area.

“We are excited to welcome JDS to the Cook & Boardman family of companies,” said Cook & Boardman CEO Darrin Anderson. “We look forward to providing their employees with additional resources and expanded opportunities as we enter this major market and establish our presence in the Pacific Northwest.”

Cook & Boardman is a portfolio company of Littlejohn & Co., LLC. JDS represents Cook & Boardman’s  13th acquisition since being acquired by Littlejohn in 2018. Cook & Boardman is one of the nation’s leading distributor of commercial doors, frames and hardware, electronic access control equipment and specialty (Division 10) products.

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