Mock Woodworking has acquired Heartwood Manufacturing, a second-generation woodworking company based in Batesville, Ind., U.S. Mock Woodworking, established in 1954 and based in Zanesville, Ohio, is an architectural and specialty retail woodworking company.
“This first strategic acquisition really helps us accelerate our growth,” says Andrew S. Dix, COO of Mock Woodworking. “Not only does it increase our capacity for additional work, it also fully expands our footprint into the growing markets of Cincinnati, Indianapolis, and surrounding areas.”
The combined production facilities exceed 115,000 sq. ft. of manufacturing space. Additionally, the two companies have combined all technologies and share a redundancy of equipment.
“We’re excited with the projects we’ve taken part in with IU Health, Purdue University, Renaissance Hotel, Cincinnati University, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, and many others. We’ve hit the ground running,” says Doug Mock, president of Mock Woodworking. “We’ve landed some nice projects already, but also reaching out to general contractors and architects to increase the number of projects in the area.”
For architectural woodwork, Mock and Heartwood typically serve architects and general contractors in Ohio, Indiana, West Virginia, Western Pennsylvania, Southern Michigan, and Northern Kentucky.
In addition to a larger geographic footprint for architectural woodworking, the combined companies are now able to produce larger scale projects and utilize the capacity of both facilities to better serve a growing customer base. The two manufacturers serve large retail organizations such as American Eagle Outfitters, Vineyard Vines, and Abercrombie & Fitch, as well as global medical device and healthcare companies like Hill-Rom.
Dix 1898, headquartered in Wooster, Ohio, U.S., is a fifth-generation family business and the holding company for Mock Woodworking and Heartwood Manufacturing organizations. In 2017, it became the majority owner of Mock Woodworking in Zanesville, Ohio, U.S. Heartwood Manufacturing was owned and operated by the Meyer family since its inception in 1992.