About Our History

Bornmann Manufacturing is a family owned and operated business that has been serving the Philadelphia tri-state area for over 65
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 years.  In the 1940’s, William (Bill) Bornmann Sr. worked as a welder in the Philadelphia Navy Yard.  He was asked to design an enclosure for the cast iron radiators in the offices on the premises.  It was then that he created the Bornmann radiator cover.  A few years later, he took his craftsmanship and design to the 1300 block of Buttonwood St and started Bornmann Manufacturing. There he mastered his craft of making the most efficient and well designed radiator cover.   After an unfortunate fire destroyed the building in 1962, the business was moved to its current location of the 3700 block of Old York Rd in North Philadelphia.  At this location, the business excelled in sheet metal and went beyond producing radiator covers to manufacturing storage solutions for the banking industry.  Bornmann Manufacturing continued to expand from residential radiator covers to commercial products such as school desks, hand trucks, batch carts and filing cabinets.

Throughout the 1990’s, new styles and products were engineered and produced.  In the mid 1990’s, Bornmann’s Louver Style radiator cover was developed, providing a modern aesthetic while maintaining an affordable price.  In keeping with new styles of radiant heating, enclosures for baseboard units were also designed along with PTAC units, commercial and residential HV/AC units.

Bornmann Mfg. is now in its third generation and has been the leading producer of custom made metal radiator enclosures for the past 30
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years.  We continue to use the same principles of combining honest work and small business craftsmanship to produce the industry’s top quality steel radiator covers at the most affordable price.  Our products have been used in many local business and venues such as Veterans Stadium, Villanova University, Captain Meys Inn Bed and Breakfast in Cape May, Congregation Rodeph Shalom, and Longwood Gardens.

Today, Bornmann manufacturing continues to grow and serve not only the Philadelphia area, but also Boston, New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland and Washington D.C.  As a family-owned and locally operated business, Bornmann Manufacturing deals directly with its commercial and residential customers, guaranteeing the best prices and service possible.  We will continue to offer you the friendliness of a small, family run business while providing you with beautiful custom metal enclosures that you’re family will enjoy for many years. ornmann Manufacturing provides on site service. We offer to come and do all the work necesarry to measure and quote you on upgrading your radiators.

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 3731 Old York Rd, Philadelphia, PA 19140
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