Alside Celebrates 65th AnniversaryJuly 31st, 2012 by DWM Magazine
Alside is celebrating 65 years in the home improvement and new construction industries. To commemorate its anniversary, the company will hold a weeklong celebration beginning Monday, August 6, at its headquarters in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio. Key events will include a United Way Day of Action on Monday and a celebration with corporate employees and retirees on Thursday, August 9. Guest speakers will include Don L. Robart, mayor of Cuyahoga Falls.
According to the announcement, Jerome J. Kaufman, founder of Alside, introduced the world’s first residential baked enamel aluminum siding in 1947. Since then, the company has expanded to produce and distribute vinyl windows, vinyl siding, vinyl fencing and other exterior building products through 100 company-owned supply centers and a network of independent distributors nationwide.
“Alside is dedicated to advancing innovative exterior building products for the residential marketplace,” says Jerry Burris, president and CEO for Associated Materials Incorporated (AMI), parent company of Alside. “This dedication is illustrated in the growth and success we’ve experienced throughout our 65 years. It is a proud legacy, and we are fortunate and honored to carry it forward.”
“Alside is a company that not only survived but prospered over the last 65 years because of [its] determination and resiliency,” says founding family member Donald L. Kaufman. “I feel honored to have spent 46 years there as an executive and CEO.”