CORPORATIONS: All in the Family

The largest U.S. producer of wallboard and similar wood products last week took over one of its biggest customers. In return for 81,250 shares of its own stock (current value: around $4,550,000) Masonite Corp. bought control of Marsh Wall Products, Inc. of Dover, Ohio, No. 1 finisher of Masonite wallboard. For 23-year-old Masonite, the deal will enable it to turn out finished products (doors, panels, etc.) for sale to the building trade. For Marsh Wall, it marked a new chapter in a happy saga of family enterprise.

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