Summer Classics Opens Its Fourth Licensee Store

Fortin Ironworks (Columbus, Ohio) will become the fourth Summer Classics licensee store. Fortin Ironworks has been a Summer Classics stocking dealer for the past 12 years and is in the process of converting its retail showroom into a Summer Classics licensee store. The retail showroom will operate under the name of Summer Classics Home at Fortin Ironworks and is scheduled to be open by April 1, 2012.

Fortin Ironworks is a family-owned and -operated ornamental iron and metal fabrication company with one retail store in Columbus. Founded in 1946 by Joseph Fortin, the company started as a small iron-repair shop, and 66 years later, it operates out of a 56,000–square-foot facility that includes a 5,500–square-foot retail showroom. The retail showroom currently offers a variety of its iron products and has a large display of Summer Classics outdoor furniture.