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Masonite Architectural is excited to announce two of the most specified wood door brands are merging to create the single-source for opening solutions in the architectural wood door industry. Marshfield® Door Systems, which began making solid core wood doors in 1908 is merging with Algoma™ Hardwoods, which introduced the first wood-faced mineral-core fire door in 1947. Both brands will be marketed under the MARSHFIELD-ALGOMA™ brand.

Marshfield Door Systems history is rich in innovation and technology. In 1965 the Weyerhaeuser Company, former parent company of Marshfield, opened a particleboard operation at the Marshfield complex. This particleboard plant was eventually converted to Steam Thru technology, which proved to be the most efficient technique for manufacturing particleboard door core. Marshfield remains to this day the only door company that manufactures its own core and provides our competitors with much of their particleboard and fire-resistant core products. In 1995 Marshfield developed DoorBuilder, a quote and estimating software system. This quoting and estimating tool revolutionized the industry by shortening the time it takes to quote large projects, reducing costly mistakes and to help significantly shorten order lead times.

For more the six decades Algoma Hardwoods has produced and distributed the finest architectural and commercial wood doors in North America. In 1947, Algoma emerged as a leader in fire door construction with its introduction of the first wood-face mineral-core fire door. In 1994, Algoma introduced the industry to factory-owned and operated Distribution Centers, reducing the time between order and delivery. Strategically located throughout the country and now known as MARSHFIELD-ALGOMA Express, these distribution Centers offer architectural doors in a wide variety of styles and species – in stock and ready for shipment. Commercial wood doors are also available from the Distribution Centers, special services include machining for hardware and lite openings, pre-finishing and resizing, as well as fired-rated door.

MARSHFIELD-ALGOMA™ provides our customers, specifiers and channel partners a single brand to specify virtually any project with confidence. A single source for the broadest, most compelling offering in the wood door industry.