Atlanta-based polyurethane millwork manufacturer Focal Point Products Inc. has raised $6 million in equity capital to fund an expansion and launch production of large custom columns. Focal Point has specialized in architectural decorative moldings for the interiors of homes and businesses.
With the cash infusion, the company moves outside with a number of new products such as a line of soffit moldings, entrance systems and balu-strades.
The company already produces standard-sized columns on automated manufacturing equipment, said President Joseph Rapp.
Production of the large custom columns will begin this month.
The $6 million comes from Rapp and Golub Associates Inc., a New York-based private equity investment firm.
Several companies manufacture PU millwork, which has replaced costly milled wood.
Focal Point makes highly detailed moldings, decorative domes and medallions, columns and niches, which are used by interior designers to set off a wall. Pattern makers create each master mold by hand. In production, two components of the PU system are poured into a rubber mold, where they foam.
Focal Point products are approved for use by several historical associations, including the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation in Williamsburg, Va.; Historic Natchez Foundation in Natchez, Miss.; the Victorian Society in America and the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
Focal Point is a division of NMC Decoration SA of Eupen, Belgium. Rapp said NMC is the world's largest maker of PU millwork.