History

 

Bill Gluntz, Founder CNL Castings
Bill Gluntz, Founder CNL Castings

Family owned and operated by the Gluntz family since 1980 CNL has helped businesses with their metals related manufacturing and processes for the past 36 years. We’ve worked with business owners, manufacturing and engineering managers who are:

  • Trying to develop a niche product and do not know which manufacturing process to choose.
  • Having issues with getting product out the door because their castings are not meeting quality criteria.
  • Looking to reduce product cost by finding new manufacturing methods for component
  • products.

Since 1922, Bill Gluntz, his two brothers and brother-in- law started Gluntz Brass and Aluminum Foundry in Cleveland OH. They were even summoned to Washington during World War II to help Congress determine a pricing model for the castings they were buying commercially and that pricing model developed is the basis of many pricing programs used in the foundry industry.

 

Chuck & Lois Gluntz

Chuck GluntzBarry’s Father, worked at Gluntz Brass and Aluminum until, 1969 as the Sales Manager. He left the family business and worked for Shenango Foundry in two different locations, General Aluminum as Vice President of Sales, Winters Industries in Canton as President, and Crucible Steel Castings as Vice President of Sales.

In 1980, he decided to strike out on his own. He started C&L (i.e. Chuck & Lois) Castings with Barry’sMother, Lois, doing the bookkeeping. The business struggle for two and a half years with very little income, but with faith and perseverence business started to roll in. He build a successful business and in a little over 10 years, was ready to retire.

 

Barry Gluntz, CEO of CNL Metal
Barry Gluntz, CEO of CNL Metal

Barry Gluntz joined the business in 1994 after 5 years as a Sales Manager for Lightwave Spectrum International. After having acquired a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Ohio State ’89 and an International MBA from George Mason University ’93, he has continued to grow the business and add new lines throughout the years. Barry specializes in re-engineering products for a more efficient and cost effective manufacturing process as he is a degreed engineer and innovative thinker. He is third generation in the casting business and understands foundry operations.