Matco-Norca’s John C. Kenward died peacefully at home in Houston, Texas, on Nov. 26 after an 11-month battle with cancer. A Kansas City, Mo., native, Kenward began working as a welder for Welded Fittings of Houston and a few years later joined Calsak Corp. Calsak was acquired by Matco-Norca in 1994. 


John C. Kenward

 Kenward served as Matco-Norca’s Southern region manager the past seven years. “John’s love for the PVF business and the people in it radiated from him for all that knew him to witness,” the company said. “John will be deeply missed and fondly remembered by everyone at Matco-Norca and others in our industry.”