Universal Stair Parts has new owner


L.J. Smith Stair Systems acquired Universal Stair Parts, a company specializing in custom manufacturing and distribution of stair parts.

“The joining of forces will give us a strong manufacturing and distribution foothold in the Southeast and therefore bring added capabilities which will further strengthen our commitment to serve our customers,” L.J. Smith president Craig Kurtz said in a statement.

Founded in 1885, L.J. Smith Stair Systems is a manufacturer of stair parts based in Bowerston, Ohio. It serves all 50 states from nine distribution branches and four manufacturing centers across the U.S.

Products will continue to be sold under the Universal Stair Parts brand.

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