Divide Space…and Conquer
Hufcor is the leader in innovative space division solutions, providing flexible partitions for a wide range of applications around the world
Established in 1900, the Hufcor name has become synonymous with space management solutions ranging from operable panels to glass wall systems. An American company based in Janesville, Wisconsin, over the past 118 years, the company has evolved from its beginnings as Hough Shade Corporation, a small wood shade company, into its current leadership position across numerous market segments. In the 1970s, their name changed to Hufcor as they developed products, machinery and processes that shaped what the construction industry has come to know as operable partitions.
Today, Hufcor’s products can be found in some of the world’s finest hotel meeting rooms and ballrooms, educational and health care institutions, religious buildings, convention centers, museums, recreational facilities, shopping centers and other commercial facilities—wherever movable wall solutions can maximize space and improve productivity.
Leading the Way with Flexible Products
As the undeniable world leader in movable partitions and space division solutions (their products are the most installed brand of partitions in the world), Hufcor’s product offerings include the widest range of glass walls, accordion doors, operable walls/airwalls, vertical lifts, and partitions—all designed to shape space by providing flexible sight and sound separation, and enabling customers to control the atmosphere and experience of their space. Glass wall systems, in particular, have the added benefit of enhancing daylighting while maintaining the acoustical performance needed in office and educational spaces as well as many other building types.
Over the years, Hufcor partitions have gained and maintained an international reputation for expertly engineered design, top quality workmanship and construction, durability, beauty, versatility, easy movement, and quiet operation—and all are custom manufactured to the project requirements. Partitions, for instance, can be custom engineered for multiple uses and size—from small office spaces to convention center heights exceeding sixty feet.
Although Hufcor partitions are most commonly finished with vinyl, optional surfaces such as fabric, carpet, wood veneer, high pressure laminate, etc., may be used as well. Panels may also be shipped unfinished for field application of murals or other custom surfaces to match or coordinate with the perimeter room construction.
Kevin Flanagan, the current CEO and President, was brought in nearly four years ago to ensure Hufcor will remain the top player in the industry. Flanagan says, “When I joined, everyone at Hufcor was told I don’t have all of the answers, but I do have most of the questions. Based upon prior career experiences, I was adamant a team approach would be taken to address opportunities, as no one has all the answers. I knew by leveraging our team’s considerable experience, we could effect change and create a culture centered around shaping the customer’s experience.”
Hufcor has a true turnkey approach to the market—from cradle to grave. The company starts with consulting with owners, architects and general contractors in order to provide a custom solution for all space management needs. Engineering and ISO9001-certified manufacturing provides quality and unique products for all the market segments served.
According to Hufcor leadership, shaping the customer experience isn’t just about what they do, but how they approach business. Committed to advancing what’s possible in space management, they are consultants that “have more, do more, and deliver more” for their customers. Every day, they work with architects, contractors and building owners to help them maximize the utilization of their space to realize endless possibilities, shaping their customers’ experience through the breadth and quality of their expertise, capabilities and products. With a unique focus on customer service, custom product and innovation, Hufcor is uniquely positioned to reliably deliver exactly what’s needed.
As they advance into their next 100+ years, Hufcor’s future will be built on the strengths of its past—innovating new solutions for space flexibility and continuing to enhance its service with respect to project management—all with the steady and continued goal of providing a positive experience for its customers across the country and around the world.