In celebrating the 100th Anniversary of Wrisco Industries Inc. this year, our history traces its origins back to 1916 when the Company was founded as The Guarantee Specialty Manufacturing Company. From its inception, the Company offered diverse product lines, including uniform fasteners, small washers, specialty stampings, sink strainers, caulking guns and venetian blind components.
Over the next forty years, The Guarantee Specialty Manufacturing Company expanded into eleven separate corporations whose products included specialty metal products and various types of extrusions for both the architectural and signage industries along with one-inch and two-inch venetian blind components.
During the mid-1970s, these eleven corporations merged under one corporation, RHW, Inc. and were organized into divisions rather than individual companies. In 1981, RHW, Inc. divested itself of the manufacturing group. One year later, two of its executives, A. James Monastra and Carl A. Pope, purchased the remaining Wrisco divisions through a holding company, Royalton Products Corporation. In December 1986, the holding company and operating company were merged into a single entity which maintained the name of the former operating subsidiary, Wrisco Industries Inc. In late 1987, the Corporate Offices were moved from North Royalton, Ohio to its present location in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.
In 1992, Carl A. Pope retired and A. James Monastra became sole owner and consolidated Wrisco into the four divisions that operate at present – Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas and Edison, NJ.
Joining A. James Monastra as owners in 2006, is the current team of Jim Monastra President, Roman Bender Vice President and Richard Young Vice President.
For more than 100 years, as the industry leader, Wrisco’s mission has been to supply its customers with unmatched quality aluminum products and superior services. By providing Wrisco’s employees a safe, enjoyable and rewarding workplace, Wrisco constantly meets and surpasses our customer’s expectations. Our sincere gratitude to all that have contributed to Wrisco’s success – past, present and future!