For 100 years, the continuous pursuit of innovation and excellence has been central to the success and growth of CENTRIA and its predecessor companies — H.H. Robertson, E.G. Smith and Steelite.
H.H. Robertson launches a construction products company. Corrosion-resistant metal wall and roof panels are manufactured and protected sheet metal is patented. The product line later expands to include foam composite panels and an electrified floor system.
Popularity of H.H. Robertson products lead to the opening of the company’s first international factory in England. Today CENTRIA manufacturers throughout the world including China and India.
The E.G. Smith Company is established in Emsworth, PA. The company dramatically improves quality control by installing its own architectural coating line. In 1968, the company launches its own insulated foam composite wall system.
Steelite is born, a manufacturer of light gage steel trusses. The company quickly adds corrugated metal panels to its product offerings. The company’s steady growth leads to acquisition of six corrugating mills and a sheet metal fabrication shop.
The engineering expertise, fabrication capability, and construction experience of three industry leaders are merged to form CENTRIA — the singular, new leader in exterior metal architectural systems.
CENTRIA launches Formawall Dimension Series, for the first architectural insulated composite wall system to provide variable panel thickness variable reveal depths and a variety of panel profiles. Architectural Record names it a Product of the Millennium.
Concept Series® is introduced. The new concealed fastener system features six different panel profiles that can be installed interchangeably, vertically or horizontally. The product is a giant leap forward in the paradigm of mass-customization.
Today & Beyond
Truly, the foundation of CENTRIA has always been — and will continue to be — its dedicated, motivated and imaginative employees. Today, the people of CENTRIA are innovating entirely new wall and roof systems for the next 100 years and beyond that provide:
• Fresh and exciting new aesthetics in metal architecture
• Sustainable design attributes for a healthy environment
• Improved thermal efficiency for reduced energy costs and consumption
• Superior moisture protection to defeat moisture intrusion and entrapment
• New services to simplify design, expedite delivery, and improve in-pace quality
As the future requires advancements in wall and roof system design and technology to meet the increasing demands of architects, owners and contractors for better materials, value, performance, and longer life cycles, the people of CENTRIA stand ready to provide the solutions.