Metrie – Manufacturer Spotlight

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Metrie has been a leading provider of interior design finishing products for over ninety years. Founded in 1926, this family-owned and operated company has innovated and elevated what it means to be an interior finishing company. 

They specialize in the manufacturing and production of products like crown moulding, casing, and baseboards. Today, they’re the top manufacturer and supplier composite and solid wood moulding in all of North America. 

They’ve been featured in well-known publications like Elle Magazine. This Old House even listed one of Metrie’s products on their top products in 2014.

What makes Metrie so unique? How did they become the top moulding manufacturer in North America? 

Let’s take a deep dive into this company’s nearly century-long history and look at their products and processes that make them a notch above the rest.    

A Focus on Family Sets Metrie Apart

Like many companies of their caliber, they started from humble beginnings. The company was founded by the current chairman, Lawrence Sauder’s grandfather, in 1926 in Vancouver. He passed it down to his son, who passed it down to his children. Today, Metrie is a sibling-led company. 

The value of family has always been a priority for the company. Even now that they have more than 1,500 employees, Metrie believes in focusing on the family. They’ve created an environment that focuses on the Metrie-family and encourages a healthy, work-life balance for their employees. 

They’ve done an incredible job at fostering a sense of family and community, as evident by how many employees they have who have been with them for over twenty-five years. They take pride in the fact that they’re a private company, so they’re loyal to their customers and employees instead of stakeholders. 

A Look at Metrie’s Product Line

Metrie offers a wide array of finishing products, including: 

  • Architraves
  • Astragals
  • Back Bands
  • Back Splashes
  • Baseboards
  • Baseboard Caps and Shoes 
  • Baseboard Corners
  • Battens
  • Bed Moulds
  • Brick Moulds
  • Casings
  • Chair Rails
  • Chamfer Strips
  • Corner Guards
  • Counter Edges
  • Cove Crown Moulding
  • Decorative Moulding
  • Door Stops
  • Flat Stocks
  • Full Rounds
  • Glass and Sash Beads
  • Half Rounds
  • Hand Rails
  • Jambs  
  • Lattice
  • Lintels
  • Panel Moulds
  • Picture Moulds
  • Plinth Blocks 
  • Quarter Rounds
  • Rosettes
  • Screen Moulds
  • Shelving
  • Shiplap
  • Sills
  • T & G Paneling

Since most people aren’t familiar with all of these finishing options and their purposes, Metrie conveniently offers finishing collections, where items are groups together for convenience. Additionally, they offer a quick quiz on their site to help find the perfect finishing products for your desired aesthetic. 

Whether you’re a DIY homeowner, an interior designer, or a custom builder – Metrie has informational and workable solutions and informative guides on their website to make the process of choosing and understanding their full line of finishing products a breeze. 

The Metrie Product Difference 

What makes Metrie’s products superior to others in its class? There are several things. 

For one, Metrie mills its own products. They operate and run five MDF and wood manufacturing facilities and twenty-six distribution centers in North America. This access to the manufacturing and logistical process allows the company flexibility in terms of quality and delivery. 

Metrie also has a heavy emphasis on design. Even though they specialize in the small details of a home, they believe that every single detail deserves focused attention and care. They aspire to design every piece with the homeowner in mind and require a certain level of craftsmanship for every single one of their products.

They believe that these small details and elements are what help transform a house into a home. They take pride in assisting people to wrap up those crucial finishing touches that can make all the difference. 

Their commitment to high-quality materials, manufacturing, and design are what makes Metrie a true innovator in the world of interior finishing products.

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