Valley Forge Acquires Contract Décor InternationalWill Speros • November 14, 2017
(Left to right) Valley Forge CEO Diana Dobin, Mike Handler of CDI, and Valley Forge CEO Michael Dobin
Fort Lauderdale, Florida-based decorative textile provider Valley Forge Fabrics has announced its acquisition of Brockton, Massachusetts-based window treatment manufacturer Contract Décor International (CDI). The deal will grow Valley Forge’s offerings to include vertical window fabrication solutions from decorative textiles to installations. The acquisition will also allow Valley Forge to leverage its position in the hospitality sector with stronger merchandise innovation and design leadership.
“Our clients have voiced two major pain points in regards to the window, and CDI, a Valley Forge Company, will provide new solutions to the marketplace,” says Valley Forge CEO Michael Dobin. “First, we will be able to move from PO receipt of the textile to installation of the finished product at a faster pace than the market has experienced in the past. Second, we will offer one accountable party in charge of the whole process. This will cut down on excess communication and make for a better customer experience.”
Mike Handler, who will retain partial ownership of CDI, adds, “It is unique to find two companies that share such similar roots and core values. Two successful second-generation family businesses with common goals of providing our clients with the best experience possible. This opportunity will allow us to be better in every way. To be more proactive and to respond to our client’s needs in a faster, more complete manner. It will truly allow us to become the absolute best that we can be.”