Established in 1989
About Royal Metal Products
In 2021, Royal Metal Products was acquired by Smiths Plc, and merged into the Flex-Tek Division. The addition of Royal Metal Products, along with current Flex-Tek companies Thermaflex and Gastite, creates an expanded construction product portfolio and a broader position in the HVAC market. It will help further develop our HVAC air distribution presence and bring opportunities, particularly in new construction end markets. It will enable us to enhance our position with current customers, introduce us to new customer relationships and help power the continued expansion of Flex-Tek.
Royal Metal Products was founded in Douglasville, GA in 1989 by J.R. (Roy) Crider and Jim Ishee. Their vision was to create the premier manufacturer and provider of residential and light commercial HVAC sheet metal products in the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic.
In order to accomplish this goal, both owners committed to providing their customers with the highest quality products in the industry, sold at market price and supported with exceptional customer service. This formula for success has led to consistent growth each year since its inception and the establishment of key partnerships with the highest caliber wholesalers throughout the Southeastern and Northeastern states.
To support the needs of our customer base and the growing housing market, Royal Metal has consistently invested in upgrading the plant facilities, equipment, manufacturing system, product research and development, and customer service initiatives. As a result, plant operations now produce over 2,500 different HVAC products supported by core products of metal pipe, elbows, ductwork, register boots, insulated boxes, collars, wyes, tees, flexible duct and other fittings.
In 2005, Royal Metal Products built a new state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Temple, GA, and in 2007 expanded with another 60,000 square feet. Together with the original Douglasville plant, we now have over 300,000 square feet of manufacturing and warehouse space. In addition, the manufacturing facility is supported by an internal machine shop with professionally trained machinists, and a shipping department which includes a fleet of company owned trucks.
Plant employees of Royal Metal Products are all incentivized for piece production above set standards, which has resulted in high productivity, low turnover and unmatched product quality over the years. The future has certainly been anticipated and embraced by Royal Metal Products and we stand ready to serve your needs.