Back in the late ’70s, Gene Smith, a commercial/industrial builder in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, was searching for a solution to protect door openings from falling ice, snow and rain. Metal building manufacturers didn’t have an efficient or economical way to design or fabricate canopies for door openings. Gene realized that hand-made, in-the-field solutions often resulted in canopies that were structurally deficient, too expensive, or too short-lived. His frustrations turned into an ‘aha moment’ for Gene, and the rest, as they say, is history. A professional engineer, Gene developed the patented FLS canopy solution and launched FLS more than 20 years ago.
Today, metal building owners no longer must design and fabricate their own metal canopy- a process that drives up project time and costs, frequently with less-than-desirable results.
Today, FLS is located in the Milwaukee, Wisconsin metro area. Metal building manufacturers, building contractors and facilities managers across the nation choose FLS Canopy for attractive, easy-to-install metal canopies over all kinds of entrances.
The company’s commitment to quality remains rock-solid!