Basco Celebrates 50 Years
Here is part of Basco's timeline that covers its achievements over the years:
1955: G. William Rohde becomes the first president/general manager of Basco. The company operates from a 4,800-sq-ft. building in Norwood, Ohio.
1956: Montgomery Ward selects Basco as its exclusive supplier of shower doors for the company's catalog.
1963: Basco begins using safety tempered glass on all its shower doors and enclosures in response to request from Montgomery Ward.
1966: Basco introduces fiberglass shower stalls.
1970: Basco develops the first complete line of frameless shower enclosures, working with Lloyd Carey, design architect for Southern Extrusion.
1988: Basco introduces curved bath enclosures.
1992: G. William Rohde is named chairman/ CEO, and George W. Rohde is appointed president/COO. The headquarters moves to Mason, Ohio.
1998: George W. Rohde is named president/CEO; G. William Rohde remains chairman.
2002: Basco unveils its Celesta line of luxury glass enclosures.
2004: Basco opens its 5,000-sq.-ft. training center.
As part of its 50th anniversary festivities, Basco unveiled a new sign at its corporate headquarters in Mason, Ohio.