Fabricated Products Group Opens Headquarters in Greater Chicago Area

Fabricated Products Group (FPG), a custom fabricator and machine job shop, has opened a new headquarters in the greater Chicago area. FPG specializes in the design, engineering and manufacturing of architectural systems and components, and is a subsidiary of MHS Legacy Group, a diversified national holding corporation of commercial and industrial
companies.

“After testing the market and confirming the large demand for quality, custom fabrication with short turnaround times, it was clear that an opportunity for controlled, calculated growth existed in the metal fabrication sector,” says FPG president Daniel Shields.

Shields brings 20 years of experience and leadership within the world of metal products and fabrication. Russell Enzenbacher, senior manufacturing engineer at FPG with 25 years of experience, will lead the day-to-day manufacturing process. With ten years in the industry, Mark Worrell, senior project manager at FPG, will be responsible for client relations and management of projects. He has worked with various MHS Legacy Group companies as a project manager and lead estimator.

“With some of the nation’s largest subcontractors, general contractors and architects in close proximity, this new location delivers a logistic benefit for our customers, providing easy access to major expressways, rail and airports,” says Shields.

Roto Frank of America Celebrates 40th Anniversary

To commemorate 40 years in business, Roto Frank of America Inc. held a celebratory luncheon that included local officials and company executives in Connecticut on May 7, 2019.

“Endurance isn’t easy and meaningful endurance is even harder. For an organization to endure for 40 years, and to be as relevant today as it was at the founding, is quite an accomplishment,” said president and CEO Chris Dimou during his keynote speech. “But what matters most now is what we do next. We have to, and will continue to, relentlessly pursue what has made us successful in the first place: To create superior customer value.”

Roto Frank of America Inc. was founded in Chester, Conn., in 1979 as a wholly-owned subsidiary of Roto Frank AG, headquartered in Germany, with 18 production plants and more than 40 subsidiaries globally. The Roto Group now has a presence in more than 40 countries with more than 4,900 employees.

Roto Frank of America began manufacturing roof windows and distributing tilt and turn hardware. Later, the company realized the potential that existed in the door and window hardware market, expanding its products toward the North American market.

FreMarq to Move into Facility Vacated by Graham

Curtainwall company FreMarq Innovations is currently in the process of moving from its facility in Wausau, Wis., to Merrill, Wis., according to the town’s city administrator Dave Johnson. The facility was previously occupied by Graham Architectural Products, which vacated the facility in February.

City of Merrill Common Council meeting minutes show that in March, FreMarq formed a development agreement with the City of Merrill authorizing a loan of up to $100,000 for the company’s relocation that would not require repayment if the company maintained 50 full-time jobs in the city for two years after the relocation.

Jim Eisenbeis, director of marketing and project management at Graham Architectural Products, told USGlass magazine that Graham closed its Merrill location because the company wants to focus on its core business, which is doors and windows.

“Our window business is thriving and we wanted to focus all of our resources on that effort,” said Eisenbeis.

He said the company had a small number of employees in Merrill and that it worked closely with them to place them in new jobs. Graham is now looking forward to growing its window business in York, Pa., according to Eisenbeis.

FreMarq had not responded to USGlass’ request for comment as of press time.

Briefly

Quality Enclosures will implement DFI’s automated FuseCube into its assembly line at its new 54,000-square-foot facility in Albemarle, N.C. This is the fabricator’s third machine in production, with locations in New York, Florida and now North Carolina. … Sika Corp. has rebranded its Sikasil WS-305 CN sealant to better market it in the U.S. The product will now be known as Sikasil WS-305 AM for use in the Americas, as “AM” indicates that the product is produced in the U.S. The product formula remains the same.

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