Case | HBS Case Collection | November 2003 (Revised August 2006)

Union Corrugating Company (B)

by Paul W. Marshall and Julia Stevens

Abstract

Lauri Union, president of Union Corrugating Co., has successfully transformed her family's corrugated steel roofing and siding manufacturer into a successful enterprise. Reviews how Union turned the struggling company around and also considers the management structure she put in place so that she could effectively run the Fayetteville, N.C.-based company from her home in Boston. In 2003, the company is facing a number of competitive threats, and Union is wondering how best to address these threats, while also seeking a greater balance in her life between work and family.

Keywords: Risk Management; Competition; Work-Life Balance; Success; Change Management; Management Systems; Construction Industry; Manufacturing Industry; Steel Industry; Boston; North Carolina;

Citation:

Marshall, Paul W., and Julia Stevens. "Union Corrugating Company (B)." Harvard Business School Case 804-003, November 2003. (Revised August 2006.)