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RFC Celebrates Groundbreaking of Brooks Hall

voestalpine Roll Forming Corporation celebrates the groundbreaking of Brooks Hall in Shelbyville, Kentucky.

Left to Right: Troy Ethington, Bill Brooks, Barlow Brooks, Jr., Kevin Dierking, Ray Leathers, Dan Ison

 

At the 75th Anniversary event on August 20th, 2022 RFC announced an expansion after acquiring a little over 12 acres of property adjacent to its current Shelbyville Brooks Industrial Rd. campus. It was also announced that the building would be named Brooks Hall in honor of RFC’s founding family.

On May 4th, 2023, RFC broke ground on this future state of the art facility. In attendance were Shelbyville employees, guests from AML Construction and local city and county officials including Troy Ethington, Mayor, City of Shelbyville, Dan Ison, Judge Executive, Shelby County and Ray Leathers, Former CEO of voestalpine Roll Forming Corporation (2007-2017), President/CEO of Shelby County Industrial Development Foundation and Executive Director, Shelby County Chamber of Commerce.

Special guests in attendance from the Brooks family included sons of founder Barlow Brooks, Sr. Brothers Bill Brooks and Barlow Brooks, Jr., former CEO of voestalpine Roll Forming Corporation (1975-2002) were also in the groundbreaking photo and Barlow Brooks, Jr. gave a speech to all in attendance.

Roll Forming Corporation was founded in Louisville, Kentucky in 1947 and moved to Shelbyville in 1949. The Brooks family sold Roll Forming Corporation to voestalpine AG in 2000.

It has been over 20 years since RFC built its last facility, located in Jeffersonville, Indiana. Thanks to construction firm partner, AML, Brooks Hall will enable RFC to expand its manufacturing capabilities and product offerings. With modern machinery, advanced ergonomics, and a larger space, RFC will be able to produce goods more efficiently and at a higher volume. This, in turn, will help meet future demand while insuring competitiveness in the market. It represents a critical step in further developing RFC’s strategy providing new customer solutions, across several vertical markets, through additional value added services and technologies to the roll forming process.

I don't know how to express my appreciation for being asked to participate in this wonderful occasion. It is a bit overwhelming. I don't believe my father would have ever imagined that Roll Forming Corporation would be what it is today. It was the people of Shelbyville and Shelby County who made it possible for Shelbyville to be home to the company. We all thank you for that. I believe that I can speak for our whole family by wishing all of you continued success in all you do together. Keep working together and caring for each other. It is us, together, that make everything continue to work.
Barlow Brooks, Jr., Former CEO (1975-2022) and Son of Founder Barlow Brooks, Sr.
We would not have made it this far without the Shelbyville community. I am humbled by the support we have received from local leaders, who have recognized the importance of this project and its impact on Shelbyville. We all appreciate your support, and look forward to a continued partnership with Shelbyville for many years to come. It not only represents the next step for RFC, it reflects on a storied history of accomplishment. Which is why we chose the name Brooks Hall to honor the legacy of the founding family.
Kevin Dierking, President & CEO

Who We Are

voestalpine Roll Forming Corporation supplies custom roll formed metal components into several industries including Aerospace, Construction, Material Handling, Off-Highway, Office Furniture, Solar and Transportation.

In 2000, Roll Forming Corporation was acquired by globally leading technology group voestalpine AG and became part of the Metal Forming, Tubes and Sections division.

Today, voestalpine Roll Forming Corporation has seven production facilities across three states with five facilities and headquarters located in Shelby County, Kentucky and one facility each in Pennsylvania and Indiana.‚Äč