Timeline History of Papp Iron Works


Firm foundered by James and Raymond Papp as a partnership. They specialized in ironwork of all types with a focus on commercial sidewalk “cellar doors”. The firm operated from their family home in Bayonne NJ. Partnership knows as J & R Papp Ironworks.


Added railings to their product line and business flourished in Hudson County providing cellar doors and railings to many projects.


Add Fire Escapes to product line and became know with many of the residential builders as one of Hudson County’s fire escape specialists.


PIW enters the stair fabricating business.


Raymond Papp, founding partner passed away at age 58. His Son Allan Papp, a recent graduate of St. Peter’s College, steps into the business. The firm has a total of 4 full time employees.


Ownership of Business transfers to founders to the next generation. Allan Papp assumes Ownership.


Papp Iron Works transitions from only to stairs to offering complete miscellaneous Iron packages.


Papp Iron Works steel erection services with the establishment of Superior Erectors, Inc. their wholly owned steel erection division.


Papp Iron works becomes an American Stair Dealer for NJ and installs thousands of risers of interior fire stairs throughout NJ over the next 5 years.


Opens Atlantic City Office and performs work at Caesars Hotel Tower, Trump Castle Garage Expansion, Borgata, Historic Atlantic City Convention Hall and Sheraton Convention Center Hotel.

Papp Iron Works enters the NYC market by performing work at JF Kennedy Airport for VRH construction.


Awarded multi-million dollar contract for renovation of the Newark Airport Terminal C cores.


Celebrates 50th anniversary. Holds party at its Jersey City location inviting all employees, friends, vendors and clients. Receives proclamation from Jersey City praising firm for its accomplishments. READ MORE


2001 Acquires new facility in Plainfield, NJ. 3 ½ acre site with 40,000SF of office and fabricating space. Retrofitting of facility including new cranes commences.

Awarded miscellaneous metals contract for 30 Hudson, home of Goldman Sachs in Jersey City at Turner Construction. At 47 stories the state’s tallest building and PIW‘s largest project. Also awarded a portion of the misc metals contract for Atlantic City’s Borgata Casino.


Papp Iron Works has been honored by the American Subcontractors Association of New Jersey (ASA-NJ) as Subcontractor of the Year at its 33rd Annual Award Dinner. READ MORE


Launches new architectural metals division to self-perform a full range of architectural metal products including glass railings, stainless steel, brass & bronze railings, cladding, canopies and other custom architectural metalwork to the construction Industry. READ MORE


Papp Iron Works feted by Turner Construction NJ Business Unit and recognized by the American Subcontractors Association of New Jersey as one of their SAFETY AWARD recipients of the year. This prestigious award is made in recognition of the fact that Papp Iron Works has one of the lowest accident incidence rates among all its subcontractor peers in New Jersey.


Papp Iron awarded several miscellaneous iron bid packages for the new MetLife Stadium, home of the NY Giants and Jets.


Completes North America’s tallest residential building “New York by Frank Gehry” located at 8 Spruce St NYC. Selected as winner of “Best Tall Building Americas” by Buildings and Urban Habitat-Four Skyscrapers. READ MORE


Glenn Papp promoted to Director of Operations. Awarded contract for 50 West, a 64 story, 778 ft. tall mixed use retail and residential condominium designed by Helmut Jahn located at 50 West Street, NYC.


Glenn Papp promoted to Executive Vice President. Provides miscellaneous metals for 461 Dean Street in Brooklyn, the World’s tallest fully modular building. READ MORE


Awarded 99 Hudson, a soon to be NJ’s tallest building at 887’ and 79 stories being developed by China Overseas Construction. Once completed Papp Iron Works will have the unique distinction of having worked on all ten of NJ’s tallest buildings!.


Papp Iron Works, one of the metropolitan area’s leading miscellaneous iron companies, has grown into a 75 employee firm celebrating its 70th Anniversary. READ MORE