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History of Kawneer - 2000



2000.......and Beyond
From humble beginnings in a sheet metal shop in Kansas City and its first patent in 1906, Kawneer has grown and continued to carry the torch of its founder, Francis Plym; having been awarded over 400 patents, with more pending. As Kawneer looks forward to the next century it will continue providing innovative solutions for the architectural needs of the future.

Kawneer Hits the Century Mark in March 2006
Kawneer Company, Inc. will celebrated its 100th year anniversary in March. It all started March 10, 1906, when an architect, inventor and entrepreneur named Francis Plym, working from a sheet metal shop in Kansas City, developed a new way to support window glass in construction. 

News Release = 100th year anniversary
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Kawneer 100th year Poster
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100 years of Innovation
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