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As the roll up garage door industry grows, Cookson is at the forefront. To better service nationwide demand, Cookson opens a new manufacturing facility in Gastonia, NC in 1978. Robert's sons, Bob and Jim Cookson, run the facility. Increased demand fuels two renovations that were completed in 1985. In the western part of the nations, Cookson's headquarters and western manufacturing facility moves from San Francisco to Phoenix, Arizona in 1990. This allows both state of the art roll up door and security gate manufacturing plants to best serve the entire country.
As Bob, Jim, and Richard Cookson assumed ownership of the Cookson Company, the company continues to lead in innovations. Advances in insulated garage door, fire rated doors, counter doors and many new overhead garage door improvements propel the business. As such, the Cookson family receives IDA's prestigious Heritage Award, recognizing Cookson's contribution to the well-being and heritage of the door and access systems industry in 2007.
2008 - Cornell Enterprises completes its acquisition of The Cookson Company, a premiere rolling door manufacturer. Cornell plans to grow both the Cornell and Cookson brands, leveraging the opportunities and efficiencies that being the largest U.S. rolling door manufacturer provides. Aligning the leadership, manufacturing, sales and distribution channels of these two closure product brands will create
Cookson continues to lead in innovations in roll up door, security gate and closure products. To inquire how Cookson’s experts and customer service can help you with your next roll up door project, call 1-800-294-4358!