John W. Danforth Co. Inc., Tonawanda, N.Y., acquired a majority of the assets of Orchard Park-based Niagara Frontier Sheetmetal Inc., a 28-year-old sheet metal fabricator and installer. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. John W. Danforth had sales of $93 million in 2003 (No. 23 on PM's 2004 Pipe Trades Giants list), while Niagara Frontier Sheetmetal ranked as one of the 50 fastest growing companies in Western New York and had $8 million in sales last year.
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For plumbers in Flint, Mich., “it’s been a heck of a year,” said Harold T. Harrington, a master plumber and pipefitter working as the business manager for Flint’s United Association of Plumbers and Pipefitters, Local 370. Read more stories in 2017 March Issue.