The Stow Company
Jan 7, 2014

The Stow Company Acquires Distinctive Wine Cellars, Inc.


HOLLAND, MICH., January 7, 2014 -- The Stow Company today announced that it has acquired Distinctive Wine Cellars, Inc. (DWC) Founded in 2003, DWC is a leading manufacturer of custom designed, high-end residential and commercial wine storage and organization systems.


Wine Cellar

The acquisition is part of a growth strategy that includes expanding The Stow Company’s product lines to offer wood-based organization systems for every area of the home. “The Stow Company is on a strong path of double digit growth for all of our brands, and the acquisition of DWC allows us to meet the unique needs of the growing wine lifestyle audience,” said Frank Newman, chief executive officer for The Stow Company. “We’re very pleased to be adding the nation’s premier wine organization products to our portfolio.”


“We’re delighted with our acquisition by The Stow Company,” said Vic Trappe, former president of Distinctive Wine Cellars. “Our companies serve the same target markets, and share the same passion for craftsmanship and unparalleled customer service. DWC’s designs and products are a perfect fit for The Stow Company’s extensive range of custom organization systems,” Trappe added. Trappe will serve in a general management capacity through the transition period, and will continue as an authorized dealer in the Indianapolis market.


The Stow Company will continue to run the DWC manufacturing operation from the existing 36,000-square-foot Indianapolis, Ind. facility, with plans to offer the wine organization design capabilities and solutions through its existing channels of distribution.


About The Stow Company


Founded in 1984 in Holland, Mich., The Stow Company is the leading provider of custom storage and organization systems for all areas of the home, including closets, garage, pantry, laundry and mudrooms, as well as entertainment centers, wall-beds and more. The company’s innovative products and services are tailored to specific customers’ needs through three distribution channels. ORG Home® custom solutions are available through a nationwide network of authorized design and installation dealers. EasyClosets® do-it-yourself, custom-cut products are sold primarily online at www.easyclosets.com. Easy Track® modular storage systems are available through leading home improvement retailers. The Stow Company is part of The Windquest Group. Click here for more information on the company and employment opportunities.


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