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Address Macon Magazine: Keeping it in the Family

In 1910, an immigrant Hungarian metalworker came to Macon from Houston, Texas with only a few things in the world: his wife and two-year-old daughter, a motorcycle, and a steadfast business philosophy. His name was Louis Ervin Schwartz and the very small business he began over a century ago is now one of  the largest and most respected commercial and industrial roofing and sheet metal contractors in the country. Indeed for several years running, RSI and ENR magazine industry surveys have consistently ranked LE Schwartz & Son among the largest companies in their field.

This hometown company with a big-time reputation specializes in custom sheet metal manufacturing and installation, commercial and industrial roofing maintenance, historical roof restoration and precision manufacturing. In 1994 the Krugers launched the subsidiary; Schwartz Precision, which focuses on the production of parts for the commercial, industrial, aerospace and transportation industries. Melvin Kruger, grandson the the company's founder, has been with LE Schwarz since 1952 and currently serves as Chief Executive Officer. As President, son Steve oversees much of the operations of the 200 employees.

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