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Sterno Products Acquires Northern International

CORONA, Calif., Jan. 25, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sterno Products, LLC is pleased to announce the successful completion of its acquisition of Northern International Inc. headquartered in Coquitlam, BC, Canada. Northern International Inc. is the leading manufacturer of flameless candles and outdoor lighting products in the retail segment.

This acquisition strengthens Sterno Products current position in the foodservice lighting segment by providing ambience solutions for every situation, and expands Northern International’s ability to grow in North America and internationally. Northern International will operate as a division of Sterno Products.

Sterno Products is the leading manufacturer and marketer of portable food warming fuels and creative table lighting solutions for the hospitality and consumer markets. For over 100 years, the iconic “Sterno” brand has been synonymous with quality, reliability, and innovation.

Northern International is the industry leader in flameless candles and outdoor lighting products for the retail segment. Northern International has been at the forefront of LED lighting product development, and continues to lead the industry with the Candle Impressions and Paradise brands.

“The addition of Northern International to the Sterno Products’ team is an exciting time as we have complimentary product lines, common beliefs in high quality products and services, and a passion to innovate,” said Don Hinshaw, President and CEO of Sterno Products. “Together, these two companies will provide a broad portfolio of industry leading products for the foodservice and retail markets.”

Please direct all questions to David Amirault, Vice President of Marketing: David.Amirault@SternoProducts.com

About Sterno Products, LLC

Headquartered in Corona, California, Sterno Products is the leading manufacturer and marketer of portable food warming fuels and creative table lighting solutions for the hospitality and consumer industries. The product line includes wick and gel chafing fuels, butane stoves & accessories, liquid and traditional wax candles, catering equipment and lamps. For over 100 years, the iconic “Sterno” brand has been synonymous with quality canned heat. The heritage of reliability and innovation continues today, as Sterno Products continues to bring to market new products that give foodservice industry professionals and consumers greater control over food quality and décor. Sterno Products is a subsidiary of Compass Diversified Holdings (NYSE:CODI).

About Northern International Inc (NII)

Headquartered in Coquitlam, BC, Canada, Northern International Inc. established in 1997, is the preferred global manufacturer of flameless candles and outdoor lighting. NII distributes to thousands of retail stores under such well-known brands as Candle Impressions® and Paradise®. Candle Impressions® has earned its spot as the premier flameless candle manufacturer in the world. Paradise® branded products have become the industry leader in innovation, functionality, and design in DIY outdoor lighting and décor segment. NII continues to be an industry innovator with several patents covering realistic effects of flameless candles, LED applications, and easy to use DIY outdoor lighting.

Source: Sterno Products