Los Angeles, CA (January 11, 2016) — CEMCO has just announced the retirement of Richard D. Poliquin, President and founding partner of CEMCO, the nation’s premier manufacturer of steel framing and metal lath products and accessories effective January 1, 2016. Mr. Poliquin has been honored by the company’s Board of Directors, presenting him with the title President-Emeritus. Executive Vice-President Tom Porter will succeed Mr., Poliquin as President of CEMCO effective immediately.


Richard (Rich) Poliquin and his brother Raymond Poliquin (1921-2005) purchased CEMCO in 1980. For over 3 decades Rich was immersed in the continued development and success of CEMCO. Rich’s latest contribution to the industry is Safety Edged® Technology, which greatly increases the safety of handling many of CEMCO’s steel framing products. Rich’s influence, given his 25 year tenure with Western Metal Lath and 35 years at CEMCO, will be felt for generations to come in both the metal lath and steel framing industries”.


As President, Porter will continue to focus on creating growth and innovation for CEMCO. Tom’s thirty-plus years as a leader in the construction products industries which started with Owens-Corning, will be paramount in the continued success of the company.


CEMCO’s CEO Ted Poliquin states "Rich has been an integral part of the company’s success and we remain grateful for his vast contributions over his 35 years at CEMCO. Both he and I look forward to seeing Tom succeed in his new responsibilities.


For more information on how CEMCO’s code compliant steel framing products or structural engineering can help your project, contact a CEMCO sales representative at 800-775-2362 or visit www.cemcosteel.com.




About CEMCO®

California Expanded Metal Products Co. (CEMCO®) is the premier manufacturer of cold-formed steel framing and metal-lath products in the Western United States. Its steel-framing product segments include FAS™ head-of-wall products, ProX Header®, Pro X RO-Rough Opening framing system, Sure-Span® steel framing floor joist system, SureBoard®  for shear-wall panels, ViperStud®  interior stud framing system, metal lath and water-management products along with its CSSA Code Certified steel framing products. Founded in 1974, CEMCO is the leader in quality, service, and product development, and offers one of the broadest product lines available in cold-formed steel framing used for both the commercial and residential construction markets.





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