Rockwood Celebrates 75 Years of Being America’s Preferred Hardware Brand

This year, Rockwood is celebrating 75 years as America’s quality hardware company for commercial, institutional, and finer residential buildings. Since 1946 Rockwood has been an innovator in metal forming, machining, and finishing. 

As we cross new milestones, our company has continued to grow and expand, and we want to thank all of our employees for being a part of every achievement and accomplishment. 

Rockwood has a rich history of skilled craftsmen and an eye for top-grade hardware. On our anniversary, we want to share some of the history that has contributed to our success.

Rockwood History: Legacy in the Making Since 1946

The Rockwood Manufacturing Company was founded in 1946 by the Gurzenda Family in southwestern Pennsylvania, in a place known as “the heart of America,” Somerset County

Since the beginning, Rockwood has focused on the design and manufacture of quality builders’ hardware. Over the years, the quality, craftsmanship, and top-grade materials have become an architectural signature of the brand.

See a snippet of Rockwood History with Bill Gurzenda below: 

Factory Photos Through The Years

Continued Growth with ASSA ABLOY

In 2008, Rockwood joined the ASSA ABLOY family. The company has continued to grow, creating new product lines like Glass Solutions and decorative door pulls.  Rockwood products are known for their high-quality construction, beautiful finishes, and custom designs. They collaborate with other ASSA ABLOY Group brands like Corbin Russwin, McKinney, and Pemko through The Good Design Studio which offers suited hardware collections including hinges, lever handles, and sliding door hardware.

Rockwood hardware is versatile, which is why architects from every industry use our products.  Here is a look at our hardware in the famous Hotel Hugo. 

Current Innovations at Rockwood

Our Glass Hardware offering has expanded, becoming the industry leader in door security, innovation, and design. The complete line offers door rails, architectural pulls, mechanical and electrified locking products, patch fittings, panic devices, and custom glass solutions.

A pinnacle product launch was that of the Rockwood PDU8500 Architectural Panic Device. The sleek, revolutionary Architectural Panic Device won an Architizer A+ Award in 2020. 

75th Anniversary Door Pull Commemorative Collection

To celebrate our 75th anniversary and ongoing commitment to design and craftsmanship, we introduced a new line of round grip architectural door pulls - the Knurled Series.

This textured design produces a better gripping surface while enhancing the aesthetics of your door opening with more than 50 unique finish combinations.

Our pulls suite with decorative lever handles from Corbin Russwin and SARGENT and are part of The Good Design Studio - your resource for beautiful doors, frames and hardware from ASSA ABLOY Group brands.

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Our Legacy Brand Roots

With 75 years of history, we realize the value of our legacy and brand name and have decided to return to our roots. Watch our company video to see how we bring our brand to life through our people and products.

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