New facility allows for greater innovation as company begins 7th year of barn door hardware manufacturing
LITTLETON, Colo. — As Goldberg Brothers marks the first anniversary of its relocation to the southwest Denver metro area this month, the 121-year-old company can look back on a year that brought many changes and innovations for the barn door hardware manufacturer.
“The key to our success over the past year has been the renovation of our new building to best suit our manufacturing needs,” said Goldberg Brothers president John Golesh. “Our previous factory had been designed around our film reel products. We needed a facility more fully dedicated to making barn door hardware.” Golesh said this customization has resulted in greater operating efficiency, which has allowed the company to expand its product offerings.
The cornerstone of the relocated factory is a state-of-the art powder coating line from Midwest Finishing Systems that allows for faster and more energy-efficient manufacturing. Since its installation, Goldberg Brothers has been able to increase the available colors of its barn door hardware products from 10 finishes to 16, including a pair of textured colors that the company offers at reduced prices.
A second breakthrough this year was the introduction of Barn Door Edge Wrap, a do-it-yourself kit that allows anyone to custom-build a barn door from almost any kind of wood, such as shiplap or even reclaimed barn wood. The kit consists of a set of four steel channels that form a rectangular frame around the building material of choice. “Our Barn Door Edge Wrap system reduces the cost of a custom-made barn door to a fraction of what you would pay for a pre-built one,” said Golesh. “And it doesn’t require a lot of skill or tools to make a great-looking barn door in one afternoon,” he said.
Also, Goldberg Brothers has expanded its barn door hardware offerings this year with the new Hidden Roller Series product line. This innovative design allows the rollers and track to be mounted behind the door instead of above it.The result is a clean, minimalist look with the roller hangers and half of the track hidden from view. Goldberg Brothers has also expanded its flagship Standard Series product line with two hardware sets featuring 6-inch diameter wagon wheel hangers for a more rustic, traditional look.
Established in Denver,Colorado, in 1897 as a family-owned tinsmith shop, Goldberg Brothers is best known for manufacturing motion picture film reels and movie theater projection ports. The company began building steel barn door hardware for interior sliding doors in 2012. More than 20 employees work at its Reel Factory building in the Ken-Caryl Business Center in Littleton, Colorado. Further information and product photos are available at goldbergbrothers.com.