About Us

Dunbarton Corporation is proud of our heritage and proud of the direction we are going. We have a great leadership team, and we are excited about our company's future.


John Klesath

Chief Operating Officer

Diane Drinkwater


Karen Jones

Plant Manager
Camden, TN

Ralph Linville


Mark Autio


James Decker

Regional Sales Director

Mark Haavisto

Regional Sales

    Dee Spencer

    Regional Sales

    Our story

    About Our History

    Ternes Steel Company
    Dunbarton Door and Entry Systems began its innovative journey over sixty years ago in post-World War II Detroit, Michigan. William A. Ternes established Ternes Steel Company, Dunbarton’s founding company, in 1946 to develop military housing.

    Slimfold® Steel Bifold Doors
    In 1954 the company began production on the first steel bifold closet door, based on an original design. With the introduction of the Slimfold® door, the small company entered the building products industry — and never looked back.

    Location to Dothan, Alabama
    In 1972 the company moved to Dothan, Alabama. The move was assisted by key personnel who had seen the company grow into a major U.S. producer of steel closet doors. The location was more convenient for the emerging Southeast and Caribbean markets, and provided excellent transportation and climate advantages. Dunbarton added a new product to its manufacturing processes: the Rediframe® Prefinish Steel Door Frame.

    Dunbarton Today
    Today, Dunbarton manufactures three building product lines: Rediframe®Prefinished Door Frames, Slimfold® Closet Systems, and Achiever® Entry Systems. Production is located in Dothan, Alabama, and is supported by a nationwide network of distributors and a satellite facility in Camden, Tennessee.

    Our Parent Company

    Cochener Garvey Capital Partners (formerly CGF Industries), is a Wichita based private equity firm with an investment history of over 50 years. CGCPI invests in companies and people that support and define the everyday world around us.

    Dunbarton Corporation has been a flagship asset in a portfolio of businesses owned by CGCPI since 1986.

    Cochener Garvey has a long history as a privately owned holding company headquartered in Kansas. Established in its original form as C&G Grain Co. in 1947, the company was founded as a partnership by Ray Garvey, his two sons,Willard and James, and his two sons-in-law, Dick Cochener and George Lincoln.

    The company’s initial focus was in agriculture leading to successfully building one of the largest networks of grain processing and storage facilities in the United States. CGCPI has evolved from a holding company (CGF Industries), with diverse operational interests, to a closely held private equity firm.

    Board leadership is provided by Donna Cochener, the great granddaughter of Ray H. Garvey.

    Cochener Garvey Capital Partners, Inc.
    2420 N. Woodlawn, Ste 100
    Wichita, Kansas 67220

    Phone: 316-691-4500
    Fax: 316-691-4545

    Email: info@cgcpi.com

    Website: www.cgcpi.com

    Privacy and Legal

    This is the Web site of Dunbarton Corporation.

    Mailing Address
    PO Box 8577
    Dothan, Alabama 36304-0577 – USA
    You can reach us at sales@dunbarton.com or telephone at 334-794-0661.

    General Policy. 

    Dunbarton Corporation respects your privacy as you visit www.dunbarton.com. We do not collect personally identifiable information about you unless you give it to us intentionally, in which case we will hold that information in confidence.

    Use of Collected Information

    Domain name information is not used to personally identify you. It is aggregated with other raw data to measure the number of website visits, time spent on our site, specific pages viewed, etc. We use statistical information to measure the our site activity and improve its content.

    When information that identifies you is collected, such as your name and e-mail address, we make every effort to let you know at the time of collection how the information will be used. This is usually used to only respond to your inquiry or to process your request. Information may be shared with other Dunbarton businesses, but only if necessary to fill your request or for related purposes.

    We may share the personal information you provide with other companies we have hired to provide services for us. These companies are contractually bound to use personal information we have shared with them only for performance of the services they have been hired to provide. We do not share, sell, or lease personal information about you to third-parties. We will only release information about you if you direct us to do so, if we are required by law to do so, or in other legally limited circumstances.

    Dunbarton aggregates this information to measure our site activity so we can improve its content.


    Our cookies are random data tags that identify each visitor as a distinct unnamed user. By tracking where these cookies, we can determine what areas of the site that are preferred and how to organize information so that it is easy to find.

    A cookie cannot retrieve any other data from your hard drive, tell us your email address, or pass on a virus. If your browser is set to reject cookies, it should not affect site performance.

    Personal Information You Provide to Us

    We DO NOT sell, rent or share your personal information with any third party for any reason that is not directly related to Dunbarton’s products or services.

    We may collect and store information, personal or otherwise, that you voluntarily supply either while on the Site or in responding via email in connection with a feature provided on the Site. Some examples of this type of information include demographic information that you electronically submit when you sign up for access to certain features on the Site, information (such as your name or email address) that you electronically submit when you register on the Site, information that you post on message boards on the Site, and information contained in search requests or questions that you submit to the Site. If you decline to supply or provide us with certain information while using the Site, you may not be able to use or participate in some or all of the features offered through the Site.

    Applications for Employment

    We collect your application information and store it in a restricted database at Dunbarton Corporation for twelve months, after which time it may be deleted.


    Although this web site is not intended to be used by children under age 13, Dunbarton fully supports protecting the privacy needs of children and encourages parents to actively participate in their children’s online activities and interests. For information about the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act, visit the Federal Trade Commission web site: www.ftc.gov.

    Changes to this Policy

    We encourage you to check our privacy information periodically so you understand our current policy. If you have any concerns, feel free to contact us at any time.


    Dunbarton takes all appropriate steps to keep your personal information confidential. These include limiting access to the database, establishing penalties for violating this policy, and enforcing those penalties. To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure appropriate use of information, we have enacted appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard the information we collect online.


    Dunbarton provides links to other Web sites solely as a convenience to our visitors. When you click on such a link, you will leave our site. We have not reviewed the linked sites do not have any control over or responsibility for their content or privacy policies. Access to linked third party is at your own risk.

    Your Consent

    By using this Web site, you consent to our use of your information as described in this Privacy Policy. We reserve the right to change our Privacy Policy at any time without advance notice.