Piedmont Fabricators, the Company's non~aviation division, appears here to be a shipping operation. It is that, and a lot more.
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Mary Williams reaches for the right piece of
foam rubber which she’ll upholster for a beauty
salon or barber chair.
Bill Nixon assembles a doughnut display cabinet
for one of Fabricators’ major national custo
If you’re building or remodeling and need
custom work done, you should get in touch with
Since service is our Company’s primary
product, we don’t always remember to check
with the manufacturing division of Piedmont
Aviation, Inc. We should.
Overlooking this segment of Piedmont’s
business supports the competition. It’s very
much like encouraging your friends to fly an
other airline when we’re serving the same
market! Employees and their friends are invited
to shop at Piedmont Fabricators. Piedmont
personnel can purchase stock and custom-made
items at dealer or contractor cost.
Piedmont Fabricators produces fixtures and
furniture, primarily for beauty and barber
shops. But they also do custom work for a
variety of clients, including employees.
Recent work done for employees has ranged
from built-in kitchen cabinets and units for
stereo and sound-system components to book
cases and tables.
The Piedmont Fabricators’ catalogs refer to
the merchandise generally as beauty furniture.
However, they offer an amazing assortment of
products and styles. Chairs, desks, manicure
tables, wet booths, styling stations, carrousels,
wig bars, chairs and mirrors are produced in
styles varying from Mediterranean, French
Provincial, and Early American to Spanish,
Colorama or cane and wicker.
Though it is non-aviation business now, the
Company did get into its Fabricators’ opera
tion, if indirectly, through some work being
done by the Business Aircraft Department in
the early 1960s. A number of Piedmont’s busi
ness aircraft customers were bringing in planes
to be reconfigured for corporate use. These cus
tomers had very definite ideas about how they
wanted the interiors of their airplanes. Their
requests frequently required woodworking capa-
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George Clement puts the finishing touch on a
laminated wall-spash section.
General Manager Jim Doub seems comfortable
behind one of his newer products. A change in
North Carolina law has increased the demand
for bars and Piedmont Fabricators has been
busy building them.
Piedmont’s airplanes share their surname with
another product. Vicki Penry checks out one
of our other Pacemakers — a hairdryer.
Don Barton sprays on the shipping label for
equipment going to a Fabricator’s customer in
John Blackwell cleans a counter top before it
goes to the assembly line.