Founded in 1988, Central States Manufacturing is an employee-owned company that serves more than 2,000 post-frame, commercial and residential customers in the central United States. It operates three facilities in Lowell, Ark., Michigan City, Ind. and Cedar Hill, Texas. The company manufactures four exposed fastener panels (Panel-Loc, Panel-Loc Plus, R-Loc, M-Loc) and a concealed fastener panel (Horizon-Loc) in a range of 26 and 29-gauge material and colors. It also provides trims, gutters, accessories and a variety of purlin profiles in red oxide and galvanized finishes. In 2003, Central States Manufacturing launched a new self-storage division called Central Storage Works. Based in the Lowell facility, Central Storage Works offers complete building systems for mini-storage, boat storage and RV storage buildings.