YORK Celebrates 50th Anniversary of cfm Distributors, Inc.
Recently, cfm Distributors, Inc. celebrated their 50th anniversary at an event hosted in Kansas City, Mo., where the historic company is based. The event also marked more than 40 years of partnership with the YORK® brand of Johnson Controls. Guests included cfm employees, customers and vendor partners, including two representatives of Johnson Controls: Tim Thorson, executive director of North America residential sales and channel optimization, and Kenneth Blakley, regional technical service manager.
Having represented the YORK brand since 1978, cfm has become one of the longest YORK distributor partnerships. To honor the company’s milestone anniversary and their longstanding relationship as a distributor, YORK presented cfm with a congratulatory letter as well as a donation of $10,000 to benefit a charity of their choice. The recipient organization will be chosen by a cfm committee comprised of 12 employee owners dedicated to organizing and facilitating donations to different charities, non-profit groups, customers and neighboring communities.
“Johnson Controls and the entire YORK organization congratulates cfm Distributors as they celebrate their 50th year in business,” said Liz Haggerty, vice president and general manager, Ducted Systems, Johnson Controls. “We value the long-standing relationship with cfm and our shared commitment to integrity, American quality and industry-leading excellence.”
At the event, cfm president and CEO, Lauren Roberts, and former cfm president and current chairman, Tom Roberts, spoke to guests in attendance with messages celebrating the anniversary milestone, congratulating founding members Bruce Huffman and Amos Roberts, and honoring cfm’s employees and their legacy.
“The employee-owners of cfm are incredibly proud to be celebrating our 50th year in business. One of the key drivers to our success is our wonderful long-standing partnership with York/Johnson Controls,” said Lauren Roberts, president and CEO, cfm Distributors, Inc. “Their commitment to American Quality and alignment with our core values make them stand out as a great partner of cfm Distributors. We are extremely appreciative of their generous gift of $10,000 to give to a charity of our choice.”
cfm was founded in 1969 by Amos Roberts and Bruce Huffman. The pair started cfm in Kansas City, Mo. with an integrity-based, family-like culture where every employee has a voice in making the company successful. In January 2018, Lauren Roberts became the fourth president and CEO of the company. To learn more about cfm, visit www.cfmdistributors.com or follow them on Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn.
To learn more about YORK®, visit www.YORK.com. Also follow the company on YouTube, Instagram and Facebook @yorkhomecomfort and @YORKHVAC on Twitter.
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