It is with heavy hearts that we announce that Rolland Pugh, Century Fasteners former Raleigh Branch Manager and the founder of our Raleigh branch, who took his branch from ground zero to become Century’s largest branch, passed away last week after losing a long battle against cancer.
For those of us throughout the company who crossed paths with Rolland over the years, we have lost a giant who left his mark on Century in ways that are unmeasurable. Rolland was always available, whether to help with a problem or just listen to someone in need. Everyone at Century knew he was the “go to” guy when sound advice was needed. The growth of his Raleigh branch was instrumental in helping Century make strategic investments in new branches and by introducing many of the state-of-the-art warehouse operational systems we use today.
Rolland will be greatly missed and our hearts go out to his family, especially his wife Ann and his two daughters, Lindsay and Meredith.