The Fortress Company Marks Its 10th Anniversary!

The Fortress Company Celebrates 10 Years of Success and Innovation

August 8, 2012 – Richardson, TX | The Fortress Company marked its 10th anniversary of manufacturing, supplying and servicing the growing railing, fence and building products industries in North America.  Stemming from Woodmark International, a building materials company with over 40 years of experience in building products supply and design, in 2002 Fortress Iron Railing & Fence Systems started bringing beauty, strength and durability to outdoor railing and fence products.

Last year Fortress Iron Railing & Fence Systems rebranded, when it quickly grew to encompass more than that segment, and became The Fortress Company.  It is composed of three distinct business units:  Divisions Fortress Railing Products and Fortress Fence Products as well as OZCO Building Products, a subsidiary of The Fortress Company.  Starting with a handful of iron railing & fence products, the combined product lines across all of The Fortress Company’s business units have grown to over 20 fully expanded product lines for residential projects as well as product lines designed specifically for multi-family, commercial and industrial projects.

“Our primary focus is simply to develop innovative, quality products for each specific industry we’re a part of,” said Matt Sherstad, President of The Fortress Company, “and I am extremely proud to say that our continued growth and success is attributed to our commitment to that focus as well as the incredible partnerships we’ve built over these last 10 years.”  The Fortress Company’s core philosophy is to build its team, build its production and build its brand.

With distribution throughout North America, The Fortress Company is appreciative of the support from its dedicated distribution partners, sales representatives and all of its staff members.  “We consider everyone who comes into contact with our business units to be a part of our team regardless of whether or not they work within the walls of our corporate headquarters,” said Sherstad.  “We have built an exceptionally talented team which has been a major catalyst for our continued growth.”

The Fortress Company celebrated the occasion in style at the Iron Cactus Mexican Grill and Margarita Bar on the rooftop patio in downtown Dallas for all of its employees and their significant others.  Following an evening of festivities, The Fortress Company hosted an Employee Appreciation Day with company-sponsored events including a challenging round of golf, pistol shooting at the gun range and relaxation at the spa.  Wrapping everything up, all employees enjoyed lunch at the Firewheel Golf Park.

“The past 10 years have been humbling,” said Sherstad, “but I’m proud to say that Fortress has come a long way and we are extremely grateful to our dedicated and faithful team who have helped us achieve this milestone.  We look forward to sharing continued success for many more years to come.”

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Fortress Iron Changes Name To ‘The Fortress Company’

Fortress Iron Becomes The Fortress Company; Debuts Fortress Railing Products and Fortress Fence Product Brands & Websites

October 24, 2011 – Richardson, TX | Leading iron railing and fence manufacturer Fortress Iron announced today that it has a new name, The Fortress Company. The rebranding reflects the company’s strong growth, as well as broadened product offerings in the residential and commercial building and remodeling markets. The Fortress Company is composed of three distinct business units: Divisions Fortress Railing Products and Fortress Fence Products as well as associate company, OZCO Building Products.

As part of the rebranding efforts, the company’s website address changes from to, which includes new brand identities and websites for Fortress Railing Products ( and Fortress Fence Products ( that are specifically tailored to each individual market to help consumers quickly find their desired product. A link has also been added for OZCO Building Products (, an associate company of The Fortress Company.

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