CRL-U.S. Aluminum Recognized as Top Metal Company
by Glass Magazine

Accolade Marks Fourth Consecutive Year as Industry Leader for the Architectural Hardware Manufacturer

LOS ANGELES, CA - November 17, 2015 — Glass Magazine–the official magazine of the National Glass Association—recently named CRL-U.S. Aluminum the Top Metal Company for the 4th straight year. The accolade recognizes the leading architectural metal fabricators in the United States and Canada based on sales volume. The list includes businesses that manufacture and sell curtain walls, storefronts, entrance systems, railings, and more.

Top Metal Company

With over $500 million in annual sales, CRL-U.S. Aluminum has positioned itself at the top of the popular industry ranking and is recognized as the leading manufacturer of architectural aluminum systems. Although the company’s product portfolio spans architectural railings, commercial hardware, and ornamental metals, CRL attributes its #1 position to its U.S. Aluminum brand’s growing market share.

The 2015 Top Metal Company accolade comes on the heels of several key expansion efforts for the company. This year marked the opening of its 350,000 sq. ft. U.S. Aluminum headquarters in Waxahachie, Texas, as well as increased footprints in the New York and Atlanta metropolitan markets. The company also significantly expanded its North American commercial door stocking program that provides glaziers immediate access to their region’s most popular door and frame configurations. These infrastructure initiatives have enabled the brand to strengthen its distribution network, and provide greater stock inventory levels, local fabrication services, and faster lead times.

“It’s an honor to receive Top Metal Company recognition, particularly because it speaks to the storefront and curtain wall sector’s confidence in the U.S. Aluminum brand,” said Lloyd Talbert, President of C.R. Laurence. “I attribute our success to our robust distribution network, nimble customization abilities, single-source model, and proven track record of delivering innovative, installer-friendly products.”

The Top Metal Companies list is available in the November issue of Glass Magazine. For more information, visit For more information on CRL-U.S. Aluminum product solutions, call (800) 421-6144 ext. 5305 or email

About CRL-U.S. Aluminum
CRL-U.S. Aluminum is a premier manufacturer of glazing systems and supplies with over a century of experience in the industry. The company is a premier supplier to the architectural, construction, and automotive industries with service centers located throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, and Australia. CRL manages several web sites, each geared towards catering to the needs of specific audiences: is a proven resource for the glass and glazing industry; is an all-encompassing destination for information on U.S. Aluminum architectural product lines; and provides architects and specifiers with an online reference for the CRL architectural systems at their disposal. For more information on CRL-U.S. Aluminum, call (800) 421-6144 or email

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