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Joe Greco of Greco Aluminum

Joe Greco of Greco Aluminum
  Joe Greco was ten years old when he came to Canada with his family, in 1948. The main reason for immigrating to Canada was his grandfather who had a large farm in Hazelton, British Columbia. Joe’s father passed away in 1952 as a result of an accident at work. The grandfather and his mother had a hard time keeping up the land so they decided to move to Windsor in 1954 to be closer to his mother's family, who were living in the United States.

Joe was 17 years old when he came to Windsor. He bounced around at different jobs, depending on where the work and money were. Greco got married in 1959 and in January 1960, together with his wife, drove out to British Columbia to work in the forest. He joined his brothers in acquiring a job loading logging trucks.
 
Greco Aluminum started in 1965/1966. Greco and his wife decided to come back to Windsor prior to this. The business began in the basement of his house, repairing doors, screening and glass work. Late in the 1970s, he moved into construction work and in 1988 decided to get into the railing business as well. In 1999, Joe Greco turned the company over to his sons Larry, Frank and Joey.
 
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