The Mayline Group (Mayline), an award-winning designer, manufacturer and distributor of innovative office furniture today announced the acquisition of the AVA Furniture Group (AVA).


AVA, headquartered in San Jose, CA, is a designer and distributor of transitional and contemporary office furniture including veneer casegoods, office and lounge seating.  Founded in 2003 by co-owners Anthony Glaves and Brian McNay, AVA has built a successful and unique dealer distribution network covering 18 western states based on in-stock availability across a wide range of high quality casegoods and seating product lines.


Mayline, based in Sheboygan, WI,  provides high-quality value-based casegoods, conference and training room tables, seating and modular workstations for all segments of the contract furniture market, as well as innovative products for niche market segments including high density and large format filing, mail center and information technology centers sold under the Mayline®, Tiffany Industries TM and Kwik-File® brand names.


“We have known Tony and Brian for a number of years and watched as they built a highly successful business.” said Mayline President/CEO Paul Simons. “This transaction allows AVA to build on its past success as the Mayline Group introduces the AVA casegoods and seating product lines to new distribution channels and to the other 32 states and Canada.”  Simons went on to state, “This acquisition allows us to expand our own successful REAL Office casegoods line, bringing our reseller community a total of nine complete veneer and laminate product lines featuring private office, reception and conference room products.”


With a rich heritage of excellence in design and manufacturing dating back to 1938, Mayline participates in the nearly 13 billion dollar U.S. market for office furniture. Mayline takes a unique approach to the industry by targeting multiple distribution channels and niche product segments. This strategy allows Mayline to target the broadest possible customer base, diversify its revenue stream across multiple markets and cross-sell products into the many different channels. 


In May 2007, Baird Capital Partners, the US-based buyout fund of Robert W. Baird & Co., partnered with Mayline Group management along with BMO Mezzanine Fund and Hexagon Investment, LLC in the acquisition of the Mayline Group.