Kalinich Fence Company

There are very few times when a company can be family-owned and oriented, mature and stable, and the largest manufacturer in its field. Kalinich Fence Company fits all three descriptions. The nation’s oldest snow fence manufacturer in terms of continuous operation is now in its third generation of ownership, all with the name of Mike Kalinich.

The company’s founder was born in Russia in 1879 and migrated to the United States in 1905. He set up a shop in Cleveland, Ohio, where his first hand-powered snow fence weaving machine went into operation that same year. It had a daily capacity of 1000 feet which was equivalent to 20 rolls of the fence.