Century Fasteners Corp. is saddened by the recent passing of our Co-Founder and CEO, George Stieglitz.
Before co-founding Century in 1955, George honorably served our country in the Korean War as an U.S. Army Medic. He was promoted to the rank of Sergeant and earned the following awards: Combat Medic Badge, Korean Service Metal with two Bronze Stars, UN Service Metal and the National Defense Service Metal. At Century, George continued to serve his country by pushing for the highest quality standards for our Military Subcontractors and the U.S Government. That segment of our company has flourished over the past sixty years and remains a staple of our business today.
Early on George helped to refocus the company from manufacturing to distribution. The first branch was in Charlotte, NC, followed closely by Tampa, Fl. Within a short time came Raleigh, NC, Richmond, VA, and Columbia, SC. As the company continued to grow, new opportunities for branches opened up in Huntsville, AL, Syracuse, NY, and then Atlanta, GA. Offshore warehouses were opened in Puerto Rico and Mexico. Over the past several years the company has opened sales branches, the first being in New Windsor, NY. George and his business partner, Jack Schlegel, were both humbled and amazed by the growth of the company and by the quality of people who contributed to its success.
We thank George for his kindness and mentorship. George was a hero, a gentleman, and his dedication toward his employees, customers and suppliers will forever be the foundation of Century Fasteners.