The W. F. Norman Corporation is well known for its tin ceilings and stamped sheet metal products. The decorative tin ceilings, roofs, exterior siding and ornaments are widely used in new construction and renovation of residential and commercial buildings.
From its turn-of-the-century factory in Nevada, Missouri, the W. F. Norman Corp. uses original machinery and production methods. Panels are made one at a time on antique rope drop hammers, resulting in better quality control than modern hydraulic presses.
William Franklin Norman founded the W. F. Norman Sheet Metal Manufacturing Company in 1898. In 1978, grandson Franklin Norman sold the business to Robert Quitno. It is still run today by Bob’s family.