AEC member company Alexandria Industries is celebrating a milestone: 50 years doing business as a leading aluminum extruder and provider of precision-engineered products. The company has found success over the years by serving a range of industries through decades of transformation and growth.
Founded by Don Pennertz in October of 1966 as Alexandria Extrusion Company, Pennertz was looking for a new challenge when he met Howard Lund. Lund was beginning to establish Lund America and needed someone to extrude the aluminum components to make his boats. Alexandria Industries and Lund, a Brunswick Corporation company, continue to do business today.
In the beginning, Alexandria Industries supplied aluminum extrusions to industry giants like IBM, Lennox and Honeywell. Today the company continues to supply many leading companies in the medical device, electronics, solar, recreation and LED markets, among others.
“I joined the company 29 years ago. With great fortune, we were able to build on a solid foundation created by excellent people who continue to serve our customers, communities and each other with their best,” said Tom Schabel, CEO, Alexandria Industries. “It is because of their efforts that we are able to create mutually successful and meaningful relationships, while staying true to our values throughout this journey we are on together.”