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Orgill reinforces its position in the industry as “The Canadian Hardware Solution”

Orgill Inc., the American hardware distribution giant, released a statement today confirming that they have purchased the assets and distribution rights of Chalifour Canada. The announcement comes a mere five years after they began their journey into Canada as Castle’s hardware distribution source; creating an industry shift and driving much needed change to this category.

The decision to purchase Chalifour was described as an alliance that will serve Canadian independents with a competitive foothold against big-box stores in Canada. Orgill, who are without doubt trailblazers when it comes to carving the path to success, recognized Canada as an emerging market when they were initially approached by Castle.

“Our goal is to be inclusive rather than exclusive, and we will focus on providing a unique mix of products, competitive pricing, and cutting-edge services to help the independent retailer profitably compete in his or her local market throughout Canada.” Ron Beal, Chairman, President and CEO of Orgill, Inc.

Orgill’s commitment to the Canadian Independent as the leading edge hardware solution continues to solidify. Over the years their Canadian service team has doubled, their Canadian Distribution Centre continues to grow and they have successfully transitioned to a bilingual offering. With over 70,000 Canadian compliant products already, more and more Canadian Independents recognize Orgill’s buying power and their promise to deliver. Castle President Ken Jenkins was the first to recognize this opportunity as the future of Canadian hardware distribution.

“Watching the rise of the Canadian Hardware Solution through Orgill and knowing our members have the competitive advantage has given me great satisfaction. Continued growth through a proven solution has always been the ultimate goal and we continue to strengthen our relationship with Orgill all without any investment on the part of our membership or future liability.” Ken Jenkins, President, Castle Building Centres Group Ltd.

What does this mean to Castle members? It has created an incredible opportunity to be at the forefront of the Fastest Growing Hardware Solution in North America. With Castle’s strengthened position, a larger distribution network and better program than ever; it is a true testament to how competing buying groups have recognized the purchase power and stability of this American hardware icon. The industry sceptics, who once believed that Orgill would not succeed in the Canadian Marketplace, are now believers.

Orgill Canada Hardlines, the premiere and leading edge Canadian hardware solution is committed to the Canadian Independent and with this acquisition Orgill’s position is solidified.

Castle Building Centres Group Ltd. congratulates Orgill on their continued growth and success.


Castle Building Centres Group Ltd. is a Canadian member-owned, Lumber, Building Materials and Hardware buying group committed to the success of the independent. Our commitment is to drive this success to our over 290 member locations though Transparency, Freedom and Profitability. Our business model focuses on accountability to our membership, member freedom of choice, and a commitment to their success, growth and profitability through strategic partnerships with key vendor partners and a winning hardware distribution solution.

Jennifer Mercieca Director of Communications
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