They say that necessity is the mother of invention. For CL Aluminum this necessity spurred the development of a new product line that would become a growing business.
In 2004, Chris Fisher, long-time co-owner of Furnace Road Structures, had a problem. The company he relied on to supply 8x8 vents for his line of custom sheds, stopped manufacturing the product.
First Chris looked for alternative sources, but he couldn't find another source that offered color-matching options. Color-matching was important in order to match a variety of trim colors on the vinyl sheds his company manufactured. So he decided to make his own.
At first, it wasn't about volume. It was about what was needed. He got his team involved and made a winter project out of it. Soon other shed manufacturers started asking about the vents and buying them in bulk for their own shed lines. CL Aluminum was born.
Today, CL Aluminum manufacturers a variety of aluminum vents for the storage shed industry, all available in a variety of colors that match most storage shed trim colors. They also offer a line of double hem drip edges to roofers and contractors for residential homes.
Their future plans include adding a line of aluminum vent products for pole barns and residential homes. Chris's son Matthew, who has grown up around the business, is poised to take over operations in the coming years, continuing the family tradition of quality.