In 1955, Waterloo
Metal Stampings was formed by Harold Bordman producing in Waterloo,
Ontario, Canada. The company produced a wide variety of stamped metal
products including luggage hardware, crib hardware, casket hardware
plus numerous other smaller items.
By 1959 the company started to produce its first ball bearing roller
style drawer slide in its new 21,000 sq. ft. facility. In 1966 the company
purchased 11 acres on Manitou Drive in Kitchener and built a 35,000
sq. ft. facility to house the assembly departments. By 1969 an additional
30,400 sq. ft. was built to accommodate the press stamping process.
At his time the company started to manufacture a heavy duty lateral
file cabinet slide called the DS3400.
In 1981-82 Waterloo Metal Stampings worked with Reff Furniture to develop
the first generation keyboard support arm. In 1986 an additional 70,000
sq. feet was added to make WMS one of the largest manufacturers of Drawer
Slides and Keyboard Support arms in North America.
Waterloo Metal Stampings changed its name to Waterloo Furniture Components
in 1990. During the period of 1997-98 WFC became a public company and
again changed the name to CompX Waterloo. During 1998 a new office facility
was constructed with an additional 70,000 sq. ft. added to the back
of the plant for distribution bringing the facility to its current size
of 280,000 sq. ft.
CompX Waterloo: 501 Manitou Drive; Kitchener, Ontario,
Canada N2C 1L2; Phone: 519.748.5060; Fax: 519.748.4783