The new president of Livers Bronze has a familiar name.
Charlie Livers succeeded his brother Richard “Deuce” Livers as head of the Kansas City, Mo., company, which manufactures ornamental hand railing systems.
The two brothers, along with their sister, Brett Walter, and brother, Al Livers, are third-generation owners at Livers Bronze.
Richard retired in September after serving as president since 1991. Charlie steps into the role with over 40 years experience with the company.
“It’s such an exciting time for our company as we continue to grow and introduce new products,” Charlie said. “I look forward to following in my brother’s footsteps and taking our business to the next level.”
Dating back to 1932, Livers Bronze got its start in custom lighting; it later narrowed its focus to working with different metals, creating beautiful designs with bronze and steel. Seventy years later, Livers Bronze handrails can be found all over Kansas City including at the Nelson Atkins Museum of Art, Children’s Mercy hospital and Burns & McDonnell.
“We love being a part of the vibrant Kansas City community and are grateful that we have the opportunity to showcase our products in a variety of local settings,” Charlie said.
With over 1,000 years of combined experience among Livers Bronze employees, the company prides itself on remaining American-made. At its 120,000 square-foot headquarters in the Blue River Business Park, handrails are designed and fabricated for contractors and residential customers. Its team can create 20 different railing systems out of multiple materials to meet a variety of design concepts.
“It’s been quite a ride,” Richard said. “So many changes that have taken place over these past 40 years–from moving our headquarters and manufacturing facilities to the significant advancements that we’ve made in technology–it’s amazing to see how much progress we’ve made.”