Superior Aluminum’s Mission, Vision, and Values

Our Mission

To manufacture industry-leading railing, fencing, and columns that elevate the appearance and safety of buildings where communities gather, live, and thrive. Rooted in integrity, Superior’s people, products, and partnerships encompass the highest standards. These standards are achieved with exceptional teamwork, and our undying commitment to deliver on the promises we make.

Our Vision

We will be the preferred partner in architectural building materials, supplying Superior products & extraordinary service to the construction industry’s most respected companies.

Our Values

  • We always do the right thing
  • We treat others with dignity and respect
  • We make our best decisions together
  • We are with you until the end
  • We strive to enact positive change and innovation, both as individuals and as a company
  • We believe our work serves a higher purpose

Meet The Team

We're an award-winning multidisciplinary team based in Russia, OH with a passion for creating innovative architecture. We work with businesses and people to create a more beautiful world.

Doug Borchers,

Ryan Nichols,
VP of Sales

Matt Purpus,
VP of Operations

Craig Fiessinger,
HR & Inside Sales Manager

Chad Sherrill,
Outside Sales

Craig Purpus,
Outside Sales

Dan Liette,
Outside Sales

Brandon Hoying,

Rob Cordonnier,
Operations Manager

Bruce Borchers,
Purchasing & Inside Sales

Jason Borchers,
Logistics Manager

Lindsay Bruggeman,
Marketing Specialist

Ryan Clay,
Series 5 Lead Engineer

Lauren Cloud,
HR Assistant & Accounts Receivable

Rob Ehemann,
Mechanical Design Engineer

Corrina Francis,
Digital Marketing Specialist

Renee Gephart,
Office Manager

Suzy Grilliot,
Column Sales & Account Management

Scott Guggenbiller,
Series 9 Lead Engineer

Tom Kueterman,
IT Specialist

Jayme Langenkamp,
Sales & Purchasing Support

Tony Luthman,

Diane Magoto,
Column Sales & Admin Support

John McKinney,

Todd Phlipot,
Shop Superintendent

Casey Rismiller,

Dustin Schemmel,
Business Development Manager

Carter Stueve,

Austin Tebbe,
Project Manager

Giving Back

We believe that our purpose goes beyond creating industry-leading railing, columns, and fencing. Our associates actively engage in philanthropy, contributing to a wide range of causes, including schools, youth leagues, churches, community fundraisers, and local/national charities. Notably, Superior Aluminum and our associates have generously donated their time, talent, and funds to organizations such as:

  • American Heart Association
  • Anthony Wayne Preschool
  • Cancer Research Institute
  • Chapel Hill Preschool
  • Chester McKinney Press Box Fund
  • Chickasaw Fire Department
  • Clear Creek Farms
  • Darke Co Animal Shelter
  • Darke/Mercer Special Olympics
  • Do Good Restaurant
  • Fort Loramie Schools
  • Houston Congregational Christian Church
  • Houston Fire Department
  • Institute of Christ the King
  • Kiwanis Club of Tipp City Area
  • Kyle R Magoto Scholarship Fund
  • Leota Braun Charitable Foundation Inc
  • Living Water Community
  • Midwest Pet Refuge
  • New Choices
  • North Star Fire Department
  • PAWS Animal Rescue Shelter
  • Random Acts of Christian Kindness
  • Russia Community Junior Athletic Association
  • Russia Fire Department
  • Russia Schools
  • Russia Wellness Foundation
  • Rustic Hope
  • Samaritan Works
  • Shelby Co United Way
  • St Francis Worker House
  • St Jude Children’s Hospital
  • St Vincent de Paul
  • Versailles Busy Beavers 4-H Club
  • Versailles Fire Department
  • Versailles Schools
  • Wilson Health Hospice
  • Workforce Partnership
  • Zac Richard Memorial Scholarship Fund

Our History

Superior Aluminum Products had its origins in Youngstown, Ohio, where it commenced operations with a small workforce, primarily focusing on the production of aluminum storm windows and screens. With the rising popularity of aluminum railings as a more favorable alternative to wrought iron and wood, Superior introduced the Series 600 aluminum residential railing line. As the demand for these railings grew, Superior strategically transitioned away from the window market.

In 1966, Superior Aluminum was acquired by Tom Francis and Ed Borchers, who relocated the company to a 15,000 square foot facility in Russia, Ohio. Owing to continuous innovation and expansion, Superior’s facility needed to be expanded in 1985 and once again in 1996, when the groundbreaking for a brand new 100,000 square foot facility took place, capable of accommodating all manufacturing, sales, and support staff.

Superior marked the 50th anniversary of its move to Russia with a commemorative ceremony, where Ed Borchers and Tom Francis were honored for their visionary leadership in the company’s acquisition and relocation.

We take great pride in the rich history we have crafted and express our profound gratitude to our loyal customers, dedicated suppliers, and hardworking employees who have been instrumental in our success spanning six decades.

Major Milestones

July 1956
Superior Aluminum Products incorporated by original partners Lou Burt and Lou Hermann
March 1967
Superior Aluminum moves from Youngstown to Russia after being purchase by Tom Francis & Ed Borchers
December 1972
Francis & Borchers receive a patent for the Series 900 heavy-duty aluminum railing
December 1985
Superior moves to the 56,000 sq ft facility, formerly Francis Manufacturing
April 1996
Ground breaking for new 100,000 sq ft facility at 555 East Main St
March 2006
Superior enters its second generation of leadership as Ed retires and 3 of Tom’s family members take leadership roles
January 2016
Doug Borchers, Ed’s son, assumes leadership, becoming Superior Aluminum’s new president.
July 2023
Ground breaking for new 52,000 sq ft expansion