Clopay Building Products Announces Name Change

Aug 23, 2019

CINCINNATI (August 23, 2019) – Clopay Building Products, North America’s leading manufacturer and distributor of residential and commercial garage doors, today announced that it is changing its name to Clopay Corporation.

“With the recent acquisition of CornellCookson, we wanted to provide a fresh perspective on our diverse brand and product lines, and strengthen the sense of unity among our ever-growing family of associates,” said Clopay Corporation president Steve Lynch. "The name change allows us to present ourselves as the most comprehensive residential and commercial door solutions company with the best selection and service in the category. It clearly communicates our vision of the future to new employees and new customers—while retaining the strength and heritage of our industry-leading brand.”

Clopay Corporation will continue to market and distribute its products under the brand names Clopay®, CornellCookson®, Holmes Garage Door Company® and IDEAL Door®, as well as Clopay residential entry door systems. The name change does not affect operations or ownership of the company.

“Our commitment to our customers’ success remains our highest priority," Lynch added. “The foundation of our company—the people, exceptional quality and innovative design of our products—all remain intact and stronger than ever. In fact, we're taking this name change opportunity to reinforce our mission to promote customer success by providing superior experiences, products and solutions.”

The new name is effective immediately and will be implemented across the company's communications throughout 2019 and into 2020.

Clopay entered the garage door business in 1964 with the purchase of Baker-Aldor-Jones of Hialeah, Florida and the purchase in 1969 of Francis Products in Russia, Ohio. Over the last 55 years, the company has grown to become a recognized leader in the residential and commercial overhead sectional door industry.

In 2006, Clopay centralized manufacturing and distribution operations at its most technologically advanced 1.2 million sq. ft. facility in Troy, Ohio. Four years later, Clopay became the first manufacturer to offer ENERGY STAR qualified entry door systems designed to complement its residential garage doors, prompting the expansion of specialty door operations to its original Russia, Ohio plant.

Clopay increased its scale in the commercial door sector in 2018 when it acquired CornellCookson, the leading manufacturer of industrial rolling steel doors found in stadiums, hospitals, hotels, museums, retail businesses, parking garages, and schools and universities. These include roll up doors, fire doors, security doors, accordion doors, and safety gates and grilles made and distributed from state-of-the-art facilities in Mountain Top, Pa. and Goodyear, Ariz.

Clopay Corporation owns and operates a nationwide network of 51 distribution centers and sells its products to over 3,000 independent professional dealers as well as major home center retail chains in the United States, Canada, and Mexico.

Throughout its history, Clopay has been at the forefront of many of the garage door industry’s major advancements. Today, the company offers the most complete portfolio of residential and commercial overhead sectional and industrial rolling steel door solutions to professional dealers, retailers, homeowners, architects, builders, business owners and facility managers.

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