Quality Coatings Since 1954
Aluminum Coatings Manufacturers, Inc. (ALCM) has been servicing the Midwest, Northeast United States, and Canada with high quality coatings for close to 60 years. In 1954, ALCM began as a manufacturer of aluminum roof coatings and paints.
An ambitious man by the name of Richard Kaplan bought ALCM in 1970 and moved the company to its present location on Bessemer Avenue. He expanded the product line to include black asphaltic coatings and cements. Richard’s keen business sense, commitment to service and quality, ability to develop customer relationships, and charismatic personality helped ALCM grow into a company respected by both customers and peers. In 2006, ALCM was sold to FBC Chemical Corporation. Richard Kaplan continued to work 6 years after the purchase as a consultant, salesman, and advisor. In 2013, Richard finally decided to retire. FBC is grateful to Richard for his work to create a successfully smooth transition and the many life lessons he taught along the way.
FBC Chemical Corporation is a family owned chemical distribution company founded in 1967 by Lad Hudac and Lawrence Hitchcock. In 1982, FBC Chemical diversified into manufacturing of asphalt based coating thru the purchase of the Asphalt Products Company(APCO). APCO was owned by George Merge and located in the strip district of Pittsburgh, PA. APCO specialized in roof and driveway coatings. APCO was relocated to Mars, Pennsylvania in 1992 where FBC Chemical is headquartered. The new plant allowed for the development of water based asphalt product lines.
The combination of APCO and ALCM strengthened FBC’s presence in the Midwest and enabled a dynamic collaboration to improve both companies. Currently, FBC manufactures coatings in two fully integrated plants and distributes products from four separate distribution locations. This enables us to service further into Northeast and Midwest United States. We have over 75 employees, three generations of family involved in the business operations, and have been able to provide quality products and service to our customers quickly and efficiently for over 60 years.
Our goal continues to be maintaining and building upon long-lasting relationships with our customers and suppliers.
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