Ownership Change-Press Release

Senneca Holdings (“Senneca”) is proud to announce that it has acquired Door Engineering. Headquartered in Kasota, Minnesota, Door Engineering designs and manufactures customized industrial, commercial, aviation and specialty doors. With over 10,000 door systems installed worldwide, Door Engineering’s door systems are built for not only long-lasting durability but also for low maintenance, speed, and safety.

Jeffrey Stark, Chief Executive Officer of Senneca, said, “We are excited to add the Door Engineering product line to the Senneca offering. As a leading manufacturer of custom specialty doors in North America, adding Door Engineering products will deepen our penetration into the emergency response, municipal, commercial, and aviation vertical markets. They have been making custom specialty doors for over 50 years, and we look forward to continuing that tradition in Minnesota.”


Founded in 1932, Senneca is a leading manufacturer and distributor of specialty doors for diverse and growing industries. Senneca’s superior design and breadth of specialty doors allows Senneca to offer its customers custom products in the shortest lead times. Senneca’s family of brands includes Chase™, CDS Commercial Door System™, Chem-Pruf™, Eliason™, Enershield™, Rubbair™, Thermoseal™ and Tiger™ and are supported by ten manufacturing facilities and one corporate office. For more information about Senneca, visit www.senneca.com.


Since its founding in 1999, Audax Private Equity has been focused on building leading middle market companies. Through its disciplined Buy & Build approach, Audax seeks to help platform companies execute add-on acquisitions that fuel revenue growth, optimize operations, and significantly increase equity value. Audax Private Equity is an integral part of Audax Group, an alternative asset management firm specializing in investments in middle market companies. With offices in Boston, New York, and Menlo Park, Audax Group has over $10 billion in assets under management across its Private Equity, Mezzanine, and Senior Debt businesses. For more information, visit the Audax Group website at www.audaxgroup.com.


Senneca Holdings
Chip Hillman, 513-603-2981
Director of Corporate Development

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