Hartung Glass Industries Acquires Trulite’s
Officials at Hartung Glass Industries (HGI) of Seattle and Trulite Glass
and Aluminum Solutions of Deerfield Beach, Fla., have signed an agreement
under which HGI has acquired the former Farmers Branch, Texas, location
of Trulite. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
“The HGI Dallas acquisition advances the company’s mission of controlled
growth and to increase its presence as the leading supplier of fabricated
glass products throughout the West and South,” says Nick Sciola, president
and owner of HGI.
The Farmers Branch location was formerly operated by Vitro America, acquired
by Trulite last year.
“The combination of three companies to form Trulite clearly allowed for
some site consolidation,” says Jeff Leone, Trulite CEO. “We had an extra
building in Dallas and we sold it. [We] consolidated two sites into one.”
The 82,000-square-foot facility has been operating as HGI Dallas. “Transition
is still underway so employees and capacity will be growing with the location
requirements in the coming months,” says Kirk Johnson, director of sales
at HGI. “Hartung has been hiring new talent in key roles as positions
Agalite Arlington (a division of HGI) is sharing the new plant and has
already moved operations, according to the news release. The company plans
on installing new equipment throughout 2012.
A photo credit was inadvertently missing from our story on shower doors
in the January 2012 issue. The photo on pages 28-29 was provided courtesy
of Agalite Shower & Bath Enclosures.
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