Roy Manufacturing has a long history of producing perforated products from its facilities in Portland, Oregon. Even as ownership has changed over the years, the focus on quality workmanship and superior service has remained the same.
Our company has a highly skilled and long serving team of employees providing excellent customer service with same day quotes and delivery within five days from receipt of order. Roy Manufacturing services customers throughout North America and even in Europe with one simple philosophy: on spec and on time!
Our roots in the community run deep. We were founded 65 years ago by Roy O. Young, a young accountant for the J.J. Ross Mill Finishing Co., a seed cleaning and mill manufacturing company with a materials perforation department.
It turns out that the experience he gained from J.J. Ross would serve him well to establish a new business in the construction industry. When J.J. Ross decided to close its perforation department, Roy Young purchased the department for a new venture. He opened his new business at the same location it is today.
In the early 1970s, Hank Mathews and John Clark purchased the business from Roy Young after careful vetting. The company was based on quality and excellence, so Roy was very particular about handing over the company properly to the new buyers. As part of the deal, Roy required Hank to work for Roy Manufacturing for a period of time to ensure a smooth transition before approving the company's sale.
In 2005, Hank sold the company to Carl Foster, founder of a well-known accounting firm, and Jayant Ingle, a former technology executive from Tektronix, Inc. Jayant operated as Roy Manufacturing's General Manager and worked with Carl to continue growing the company's production output. At the same time, they focused on strengthening the company's reputation for expertise, product excellence, and superior customer service.
In 2016, the Company was purchased by Jim and Michelle Fitzhenry and Chris Job. Jim and Chris met while working at Schmitt Industries, Inc., and formed a great working relationship that created a dynamic foundation for the new ownership structure at Roy Manufacturing. Jim’s background is in high-tech management, government, and law. While Chris’s background includes management oversight and a tour of duty for the U.S. Marine Corps in Iraq. Michelle’s background ranges from investor relations and communications with a publicly traded timber company to owning and operating a small business.
65 years ago, Roy Manufacturing opened its doors with only one building and three perforation machines. Since then, the company has successfully grown to expand its capabilities to produce a variety of materials for many types of uses. Roy Manufacturing operates out of four buildings with eight CNC-controlled turret punch presses, ranging from 30-ton to 50-ton punching capacity, and a host of pre-production and post-production equipment.
Chris runs the company as General Manager, carrying on Roy’s legacy of exceptional customer service and industry-leading expertise in materials perforation production. Both Chris and Jim are committed to growing Roy Manufacturing and maintaining its reputation as a business known to “punch” above its weight!