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Metal Building Industry Champion and Long-Time CF/SFS Employee Passes Away

Posted 08/24/2017

Ron WhiteIt is with great sadness that SFS Group USA Inc., Division Construction, shares information on the recent passing of Ron Wright, of Kansas City, Mo. Ron passed away on Sunday, July 23, 2017.

Born in Omaha, Neb., on April 29, 1945 to Ray and Elta Wright, Ron attended Drake University and the University of Nebraska, Omaha.

On August 1, 1967, he began his career with Construction Fasteners Inc. as a territory salesman. Ron often told the story that his very first order of fasteners was for 'self tapping' screws as 'self drilling' fasteners had not yet been developed for the metal building industry.

For nearly 40 years he worked for Construction Fasteners and SFS intec as a Regional Manager, National Sales Manager and VP of Sales and was instrumental in developing our Canadian Operations. Ron retired on July 19, 2007 and remained active in the industry with Martin Building Products.

He served as a board member for the Metal Building Manufacturing Association.

Central to Ron's personality, was his special gift of 'relationship building'. He developed many, many friendships nationwide during his career which were the foundation of his success.

A celebration of Ron's life was held in Kansas City on Saturday, August 5, with the house overflowing with friends and acquaintances from across the country and our industry.

Surviving are his wife Mary Lynn, daughter Sandy Dillingham, her husband Allen, and granddaughters Allie and Mollie to whom we extend our most sincere condolences. 

Memorials may be made in Ron Wright's name to

Feed Northland Kids
8105 N. Cosby Ave.
Kansas City, MO 64151

NorthCare Hospice
2800 Clay Edwards Dr.
2nd Floor
North Kansas City, MO 64116

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