CHARLESTON - The red-and-white hexagonal logo has long stood for quality, style and comfort. Now it also symbolizes a century of construction and technological innovations.
Morton Buildings, the largest woodframe construction company in the industry, is observing its 100th anniversary. Joining the celebration is Morton Building, 3000 Outer Road in Charleston.
Founded in 1903, Morton Buildings got its start as the Interlocking Fence Company, selling fence by mail order to farmers. As the agricultural industry thrived, Morton thrived along with it. In 1949, the company created its first machine storage structure and by 1964, the company officially became known as Morton Buildings.
Today, Morton Buildings has expanded to include 123 construction centers and six manufacturing plants nationwide.
Based in Morton, Ill., Morton Buildings has continually constructed buildings for a wide variety of needs, including horse barns, livestock facilities and equipment. In the last 20 years, the company expanded its expertise to include construction of commercial and office buildings, churches and even homes across the country.
In honor of Morton's centennial, customers who purchase a building in 2003 will receive a gold weathervane to top their Morton building along with a commemorative plaque.
Morton Buildings is the country's largest builder of pre-engineered and custom designed wood frame structures. Morton Buildings offers full design and construction services, providing customers with buildings that operate efficiently with minimum maintenance costs.
The Charleston construction center is staff by sales consultants Jerry Self and Jim Robert along with office manager is Loren Biggers. It is open from 8 a.m. to noon and 1 to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday.