CANTON, Ohio /eNewsChannels/ — Ohio Gratings, Inc. (OGI) is celebrating 40 years as a leader in the aluminum and steel bar grating industry. Founded with the motto, “Make It Right and Ship When Promised,” OGI continues to expand while providing the highest level of customer service.
OGI was founded in Canton, Ohio by Harold Bartley and son David W. Bartley, Sr. in June 1970. Now best known for its full line and specialty niche grating capabilities, OGI began as a fabricator of light duty weld forge bar grating for Blaw Knox Gratings. Within a short period of time, OGI began manufacturing heavy-duty steel grating. As a result, the company quickly grew adding staff including production employees, sales reps and project detailers.
Over the course of the company’s 40 year history, OGI has expanded its product offerings to include aluminum, specialty carbon and stainless steel grating products. More specialty niche products were eventually added, including heavy duty riveted deck grating and our popular line of Wheels n’ Heels(R) ADA compliant grating products. In 2007 the newest division, OGI Architectural Metal Solutions was founded, and thus expanded its capabilities and product lines to include architectural metal products.
OGI began as a company of three employees in a single 8,000 square foot facility. The company has grown to include over 350 employees working in over 400,000 square feet of space at five locations around the country. With its original Canton facility and other locations in Ridgeland, South Carolina; Houston, Texas; Lindon, Utah; and Longwood, Florida, OGI is positioned to continue supplying the nation with superior products and customer service.
With the help of their customers, Ohio Gratings, Inc. has become a market leader in the grating industry. We thank them for allowing us to grow and expand our business to better serve the market. For more information, please visit www.ohiogratings.com or call 800.321.9800.
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