Brandom Mfg. Co. Ceases Operations

Brandom Mfg. Co. Ceases Operations

Keene, TX Brandom Mfg. Co., the producer of the Brandom Collection of kitchen and bath cabinetry, has abruptly ceased operations, effective immediately, company officials announced.

According to Brandom, headquartered here, steadily mounting losses resulted in the well-known cabinet manufacturer closing its doors in early November.

"We have been fighting to get back to our standard lead-time and have exhausted our finances in doing so," executive v.p./general manager Eldon Spady and national sales manager Chuck Bailey wrote in a terse letter to customers and sales reps.

Spady and Bailey observed that it became "necessary to stop the losses" before they had an deleterious effect on Brandom's sister cabinet company, the Salt Lake City-based Karman Kitchens.

No additional details on the stunning closure were available as of press time.

Both Karman and Brandom are owned by the same Phoenix-based corporate entity, Distributors U.S.A. Since earlier this year, both companies have shared the name Mantle-White Cabinet Group, even though the two manufacturers produced and marketed their cabinet lines separately. The companies had also realigned their senior management, and had made an effort to create synergy in the areas of purchasing and manufacturing, while rolling out new products and programs.

Karman's products are aimed at the custom and semi-custom markets, while Brandom had been targeting the stock to semi-custom sides of the market.