Frantz then began marketing the openers with the doors. Lean production methods provide an enviable track record of on time delivery in reasonable lot sizes that improves its customer's return on investment. The Frantz Manufacturing Company located in Sterling, Illinoisis a manufacturer and marketer of conveyor system components and steel ball products used in a variety of applications. The last roller skate came off the production line on November 27, Init celebrated its th anniversary.
It is cited by the Sterling-Rock Falls Historical Society as one of four major manufacturing facilities that showed strong growth in the mid to late 20th Century.
By the early 70's, roller skate sales were in decline and production was discontinued. His themes were primarily animal figures and doll-like figures at play. The Company soon expanded its line to hardware products ranging from hinges to barn door track and hangers to garage door hardware for the new automobiles that began to appear. Along with the hardware sets, wooden sectional panels were offered and gained popularity. Views Read Edit View history. Other firms cited are Northwestern Steel and Wire Co. In-house testing facilities provide the quality assurance that gives customers peace of mind regarding the products delivered.