Merlex Stucco Inc. celebrated its 40th anniversary on March 11. Merle VerBurg, founder of the company, built his company around premium quality products and great service. Today, these are still the focus of the company that bears his name.

To celebrate the company’s anniversary, an open invitation BBQ for all locals will commemorate Merle, as well as 40 years of business. The BBQ will be held 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., April 11, 2003, at the Merlex Headquarters, located at 2911 Orange-Olive Road, Orange, Calif. For more information about the event, call (714) 637-1700.