History

  • 1958 – Alexander J. Gordon and son, Jack Gordon, found Gordon Aluminum (GA) in Hudson, Michigan.  The company operates under the name of Purpose Extruded Aluminum Co. or PEACO.
  • 1970 – Gordon Aluminum relocates PEACO to Schofield, Wisconsin.
    • Equipment includes 1250 ton, 7", Loewy extrusion press and Anodizing line.
  • 1988 – On November 29, founder Alexander J Gordon passes away at age 82, leaving control of the company to son Jack Gordon
  • 1989 – 2750 ton, 10", Sutton extrusion press added.
    • Sales roughly $7 million per year.
  • 1992 – Large-scale aluminum fabrication operations begin.
  • 1992 – Alumitech window division established.
  • 1993 – Aluminum bending operations begin.
  • 1995 – Horizontal powder coating line added.
  • 1998 – GA ceases use of the PEACO dba.
  • 1998 – First Cincinnati vertical CNC mill purchased.
  • 1999 – A. J. Gordon named as Vice President of GA, Jack Gordon remains as President and CEO.
  • 2000 – Aluminum fabrication expands to 7 Cincinnati mills, more than 10 custom bending machines.
  • 2001 – ISO certification achieved.
  • 2001 – 1500 ton, 7", Loewy extrusion press added.
  • 2002 – Two Handtmann PBZ NT, 5-axis, CNC vertical mills added.
  • 2003 – Vertical racking system and Hubtex handling equipment added.
  • 2001-2003 – Plant reorganization for maximization of product flow.
  • 2004 – A. J. Gordon named as President of GA, Jack Gordon remains as CEO
  • 2004 – Gordon Aluminum forms a strategic alliance with Linetec to provide aluminum product finishing services.
    • GA ceases painting and anodizing operations.
  • 2004 – Alumitech window division sold to Wausau Window and Wall.
  • 2005 – Strategic Planning focuses GA on core competencies and reorganization.
  • 2008 – On August 23rd, lightning ignites a fire that destroys 40,000 square feet of GA's facilities including the offices and the main hub of the manufacturing plant. Ninety percent of in-house inventory is destroyed. No injuries are sustained.
    • Primary operations are restored within one week. Fully operational in two weeks.
    • During the immediate post-fire months, GA satisfies 99% of customer needs with only two line-down situations at customers' facilities, each lasting less than 24 hours.
  • 2008-2009 – Reconstruction begins in September of 2008 and is completed the week of July 4th.
    • GA's office staff moves to the new building on July 3rd after 10 months at a temporary facility next door to the main plant.
    • Reconstruction offers the opportunity to reorganize the plant floor and improve safety and efficiency.
  • 2009 – Lessons from the post-fire period lead GA to develop the "Customer First Philosophy"
  • 2011 – On January 19th, GA's cofounder and President for 45 years, Jack Gordon passes away at age 79, 10 days short of his 80th birthday.
  • 2011 – A. J. Gordon is named as CEO of GA.
  • 2013-2014 – Major expansion project is undertaken
    • 4,500 ton Danieli extrusion press with fully automated Granco Clark handling system is purchased, then installed in late 2014.
    • 2,750 ton Sutton gets a makeover with added Granco Clark automation in the handling system.
    • Emmebi packing line added to serve the Sutton and Danieli presses.
    • 35,000 sq. ft. building expansion is added to house new equipment and relocate shipping area to improve plant flow and allow for future expansion.
  • Present – Gordon Aluminum remains 100% family owned.

  • Founder Alexander J. Gordon


  • Original Loewy extrusion press


  • Alexander J. Gordon and son Jack Gordon, circa 1960


  • 1998 satellite photo of Gordon Alumium in central Wisconsin


  • An aerial view of Gordon Aluminum located in Schofield, Wisconsin.


  • Gordon Aluminum Industries remains 100% family owned. L to R: A.J., Jack, and Alex Gordon