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Vernon Business CR Laurence

Vernon Business CR Laurence was featured in the Sunday edition of the LA Times on June 4, 2017.

Donald Friese is chief executive of C.R. Laurence, a Vernon company that manufacturers and distributes tools and parts used by glazing companies — think window frames and hinges for glass shower doors. It's not a sexy business, but it's one that, over the course of five decades, turned Friese, 76, into one of the world's most unlikely billionaires.

Friese's story is about as rags-to-riches as it gets.

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