G & A Lock Services acquired by Knell’s Door and Hardware


Calgary, AB (May 30, 2012) – Northern Edge is proud to announce the acquisition of G&A Lock Service Ltd., a successful lock and security business, to by William Knell & Company Limited (Knell’s). The transaction was led by Todd Stephens with the support of Esther Pham from the Calgary, AB office. Northern Edge served as the exclusive advisor to G&A Lock Service Ltd.

“We are excited to be joining forces with Knell’s who offer a wide array of architectural door hardware, integrated access control systems, automatic door operators, hollow metal doors and frames, wood doors, and miscellaneous construction specialty products that we already service for our customers. Together, we will be able to provide our customers with access to a broader range of products and services than ever before.” said Glenn Uhrig, President of G&A.

Collectively, the two companies have offices in Kitchener, Waterloo, and Guelph and have a combined workforce of almost 80 people. G&A Lock will continue to operate under the G&A brand as a subsidiary and division of Knell’s. “G&A, like Knell’s, has a long and proud history in Waterloo Region and we feel that it’s important to continue to build the G&A Lock brand.” said Robert Dippell, President of Knell’s.

“The combination of Knell’s and G&A will provide a complete offering of products and services to assist our customers design, construct and maintain their projects with a wide range of wood and metal doors, hardware and electronic access control systems. We will be able to work with them through the entire lifecycle of a building – from design through completion as well as maintenance and repair – working hand-in-hand with end users to identify needs, select the best products, install them properly the first time and now to maintain and service these products for their entire lifespan.” said Mr. Dippell.

About G&A Lock Services Ltd.

Founded in 1966, G&A Lock Service Ltd. has become a trusted name in security for Southwestern Ontario. With offices in Waterloo and Guelph, Ontario, the company specializes in mechanical and electronic security hardware and is an authorized dealer for both Medeco and Mul-t-Lock high security restricted key systems. G&A Lock is also a proud Bosch partner for video/access control products. For more information about G&A Lock, please visit our website at www.galock.ca.

About Knell’s Door and Hardware

Knell’s is a leading supplier of door & hardware and industrial supply products. Based in Kitchener, the company has a long history of serving the construction, and trades sectors throughout Southern Ontario. Knell’s is a distributor of some of the most recognized brands in the North American tool, door and hardware industries. Founded in 1906, Knells is one of the longest standing companies in Waterloo Region. For more information about Knell’s, please visit our website at www.knells.ca.

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