Wall Colmonoy celebrates 85th anniversary

Global materials engineering group Wall Colmonoy is celebrating 85 years of business.

In 1937, metallurgists Norman Cole and Walter Edmonds created a new nickel-based alloy containing chromium boride for oil & gas downhole drilling. The alloy became known as Colmonoy, an anagram of Cole and Edmonds’ surnames. The following year, entrepreneur Albert F Wall acquired the company and renamed it Wall Colmonoy Corporation.

Today, Colmonoy hard surfacing products are applied in a wide range of surfacing and thermal spraying techniques for a variety of industries such as glass container, oil & gas, mining, waste to energy and steel. The company employs 600 team members across the United States and at its European headquarters in the UK.

Wall Colmonoy remains under the ownership and leadership of its founding family, now in its fourth generation.

“This enduring legacy attests to the company's adaptability, ingenuity, and durability,” said Ann Clark Kendall, VP of Global Marketing and fourth generation family member.

“Our success and growth could not have been possible without our customers, distributors, and committed and talented people. We continue to focus on our strengths of technical expertise, innovation and passion for our purpose serving the critical manufacturing industry,” adds Nicholas Clark, president and fourth generation family member.

“We are very proud of our long, storied history, and the successes we’ve had over the years. Wall Colmonoy has a great future ahead with fourth-generation leadership,” said William P Clark Jr, chairman & CEO.