In 2002, Larry and Ellen Prewitt purchased the current 116,000 sq. ft. facility at 150 Division Drive for the purpose of fabricating commercial metal products for the building industry- initially small commercial metal buildings. Bill Dries was the first employee of this new company (Metal Cad Steel Framing, Inc.) As the business plan developed, the strategy changed to be more focused on Larry’s previous experience of Custom Metal Doors and Frames for commercial application.
With the addition of Steve Webb, Mark Velthoven and other key shop employees, it was decided to test the waters and Custom Metal Products (a DBA of Metal Cad Steel Framing Systems) was formed. Over the years, our growth can be directly attributed to the ingenuity and persistence of these people along with their belief in offering quality products and quality service.
In May of 2003, the first order was taken. As our customer volume grew, an overhead conveyor and paint line was installed and then two S4 CNC punching lines. In 2013 our first automated laser with steel storage tower was added to provide a high level of service for our steadily increasing number of customers.
At the roots of our 13-year history is a philosophy of hard work and dependability. Our reputation supports our ability to attract loyal customers, employees and partners. And we don’t take it for granted. “We are family…” sharing a united vision and set of core values “…when committed people work together, greatness is achieved.” Every year we strive to improve upon existing manufacturing techniques and integrate new technologies in order to create better products.
Larry’s previous experience started with Eaton Corporation, a fortune 100 company, where he was hired as an intern after completing his college requirements. Larry held various financial and accounting positions while employed by Eaton and was placed on various teams for developing improved profitability for the Yale Equipment Division. Larry left Eaton in 1984 and established a small consulting business but due to travel and being away from family assumed roles such as Financial Manager and Controller for companies like Climate Control, Snyder General, Lenox and other business. In 1988 Larry and another principal partner purchased the assets of a bankrupt company and started HMF. Larry and his partner sold that company in 1999. Larry and Ellen started the current company of Custom Metal Products in 2003 and have watched it steadily continue to grow.
Over the years one of the key ingredients to the success of Custom Metal Products has been the addition of heavily experienced employees who have a great desire for providing the best customer service experience.
We will be your doorway to success!