A statement from the former national sales manager of QC
On Feb. 25, 2009, QC Construction Products closed its doors, ceasing manufacturing and sales operations in the United States after 17 years. QC is the latest victim of a poor national economy that has been especially hard on the construction industry.
QC was founded in the early 1990s as a regional manufacturing and sales organization servicing the needs of the rapidly growing decorative concrete industry in the western U.S. Over the next 15 years, QC grew into one of the top decorative names in the industry, with multiple manufacturing plants. It sold products in all 50 states, as well as Canada and Mexico.
While the elimination of QC from the decorative market provides opportunity and windfall for the remaining decorative manufacturers, no one really wins in this type of situation. Besides the immediate and sudden unemployment for all employees, QC customers are now left to deal with inventory issues, as well as finding new lines to fill the void. To those manufacturers replacing QC, don’t take the ease by which you have come by this business for granted. The effects of the closure will be felt in all facets of the industry and will last for some time.
On behalf of all the employees at QC, we want to thank all of our customers for their business and support for the last 17 years. It goes without saying that this is not the way anyone wanted things to end. QC was home to a dedicated and motivated group of men and women who helped enhance and grow the decorative concrete industry these last few years. We sincerely hope that the events of February 25 do not cause any long-lasting effects on your business, and we apologize for any inconvenience this event may have caused.
On a personal note, I want to thank all the thousands of people I have been fortunate enough to meet and work with over the last nine years. I plan on continuing my career in the decorative industry, and look forward to working with you all in the near future. While QC may quickly become a memory, the lessons learned, relationships forged, and friendships made will last a lifetime.