Starting in the summer of 1954, Rigidply Rafters began by manufacturing glue-laminated structural wood arches and timbers in the basement of Chester Shirk’s home in Myerstown, PA. As time progressed, Rigidply Rafters added a complete line of premium post-frame building materials as well as the manufacturing of metal-plated wood trusses to better serve its customers and complement its laminating operations.
Still owned by the Shirk family over 50 years later, Rigidply Rafters currently employs more than 125 people and operates facilities in Richland, PA and Oakland, MD. The excellence the company strives for is to continually show its appreciation for its customers’ loyalty. Rigidply enjoys many customer relationships that now span over four decades and several generations. Everyone at Rigidply Rafters remains fully committed to serving our customers and providing the finest products available.
Among the products available from Rigidply:
• Glu-Lam Posts
• Roof & Floor Trusses
• Glu-Lam Beams
• Glu-Lam Arches
• T & G Lumber & Decking
• Complete Line of Post-frame Building Materials
• Crane & Engineering Services