Volume 39, Issue 4,
Kaiser Aluminum and Chemical Corp. of Tulsa, Okla., has installed Granco Clark’s “Hot Jet” billet furnace in its rod and bar producing facility serving the distribution market … The Dwyer Group of Waco, Texas, has announced that all of its franchiser subsidiaries have been ranked in Entrepreneur magazine’s 25th annual “Franchise 500.” The Glass Doctor® was ranked at #135 … Acurlite of Berwick, Pa., has relocated to
a new 12,000-square-foot building … PPG Industries has laid off 40 employees from its fiberglass plant in Shelby, N.C. Spokesperson Jeff Worden attributed the layoffs to a reduction in demand and low economic activities ...
O’Keeffe’s Expands Production Facility in CA
O’Keeffe’s Inc. has announced an expansion of its production facility in Merced, Calif. The expanded facility includes a class 10 clean room and climatized pouring facility, which the company says will further enhance clarity and lead times of its gel-filled SuperLite II-XL products.
“In order to continue to expeditiously deliver an exceptionally clear fire-resistive product to our customers, we have consolidated all production under one roof, streamlining the assembly and improving the process of manufacturing this specialized … glazing that acts as a transparent fire wall for all locations requiring the hose stream and more than 60-minute fire ratings,” said Bill O’Keeffe, president.
Info www.safti.com or call 415/822-4222.
Solutia’s Blast-Resistant Interlayers Used
St. Louis-based Solutia Inc.’s blast-resistant interlayers were used in the glazing of the new Oklahoma Federal Campus that replaces the Alfred P. Murrah Building destroyed in the 1995 terrorist bombing.
PGT Raises $10,000 During Truck Convoy
In late 2003, PGT Industries led the “World’s Largest Truck Convoy,” which was sponsored by the Orange County (Fla.) Sheriff’s Department. PGT helped raise more than $10,000 benefit the Florida Special Olympics.
Dwyer Group Donates 10,050 Pounds of Food During Annual Food Drive
During its annual Food for Families food drive, the Dwyer Group (which owns the Glass Doctor) set
a new company record, donating 10,050 pounds of food to the Waco, Texas-based Caritas agency, which feeds needy families in Central Texas.
“Once again our associates have let their actions speak for themselves at this important time of year,” said Dina Dwyer-Owens, president and chief executive officer. “Giving back to our community has always played an important role for the Dwyer Group, and we never want to see someone go hungry.”
Bekaert Specialty Films
Clearwater, Fla.-based Bekaert Specialty Films (BSF) has announced it has received ISO 9002 certification for achieving the standards associated with a high-quality management system within a manufacturing organization.
Southeastern Aluminum Expands in Indianapolis
Southeastern Aluminum Products, based in Jacksonville, Fla., recently moved its Indianapolis operations into a new 70,000-square-foot facility.
The new facility duplicates the company’s former building, which it was in for eight years, but provides additional space to meet increasing customer demand and manufacturing capabilities in the Midwest.
According to the company, the new facility will begin production of CrystalLine frameless kits and panel kits later this year. A new showroom has also been built to display glass options and metal finishes.
Info www.southeasternaluminum.com or call 904/781-8200.
F. Barkow Announces Free Parts Incentive
In commemoration of its 125th anniversary, Milwaukee-based F. Barkow has announced a free parts incentive. For customers purchasing aluminum or steel carriers in May and June they will receive a coupon good for $150 worth of free parts.
The company says the offer applies to orders booked and paid for in May or June and cannot be sued to purchase additional parts. The coupon cannot be used toward shipping charges, sales tax or as a discount on the glass carrier order.
Info www.barkow.com or call 800/558-5580.
In the February issue of USGlass F. Barkow’s web address was listed incorrectly. The company’s website is www.barkow.com.
Also, in the March issue Casso-Solar was inadvertently excluded from the Eighth Annual Guide to Industry Websites. Casso-Solar’s website is www.cassosolar.com.
USGlass regrets the errors.
|Kaba Access Control Recognizes Outstanding Sales Agencies
Based in Winston-Salem, N.C., Kaba Access Control has recognized a number of its sales agencies and representatives for outstanding achievement. Winners were honored during Kaba’s North American sales meetings. The following were recognized:
Wright Sales 2003 Outstanding Sales Achievement
Kelaher Associates 2003 Outstanding Peaks® Performance
Stegweit & Co. 2003 Outstanding Electronic Locks PerformanceMT
Technical Sales 2003 Outstanding Simplex® Performance
Antony Deslandes 2003 Outstanding Technical Sales Specialist
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