Volume 35, Number 9, September 2000



Auburn, Wash., Welcomes Vetrotech Saint-Gobain

Auburn, Wash., is the new home of Vetrotech Saint-Gobain’s new 9,500 square-foot facility. The new structure contains all new equipment, including a Bottero cutting table and polishing machine, vertical and shape glass saws, washing machine, and two overhead crane.

The facility, which will produce products for architectural glazing, as well as the fire door and window industries, will be managed by Danny Sullivan.

The Auburn facility, Vetrotech Saint-Gobain’s first in North America, is also home to its new line of fire-rated glass products, including SGG PYROSWISS™ EXTRA, SGG KERALITE™ FR, SGG SWISSFLAM™, and SGG CONTRAFLAM™ N2. Vetrotech Saint-Gobain is the specialty fire-rated glass division of Saint-Gobain Glass.


Tamglass Heads South for Latin Flavor

Tamglass Ltd. is establishing a new company in Brazil where it will manufacture safety glass and machinery. The new company, which will be known as Tamglass South America Ltda., has been approved by the government of South America and Sao Paulo, the city where it will be located.

Tamglass South America Ltda. will focus on manufacturing and selling flat tempering lines and bending furnaces particularly suited to the needs of architectural glass manufacturers in Brazil.


ACI’s New Manufacturing Facility Features Glasstech Furnace

ACI Distribution West, a division of VVP America, has opened a new 84,000-square-foot production and distribution facility in Oceanside, Calif. According to George Marshall, vice president and general manager of ACI (a division of VVP America), the centerpiece of the $3.5 million facility is a Glasstech full-convection tempering furnace.

“A full line of architectural and automotive glass, glass tabletops, storefront metal, and all fabricated products will be available for distribution from this location,” said Marshall.



All the rain this summer has evidently made its way into our brains here in Virginia. We have a number of corrections to share with you from our summer issues.

In the July issue (see page 26), we misidentified the quantity of Starphire glass being produced at PPG’s Carlisle, Pa., float facility and other North American float facilities. PPG is stocking thousands and thousands of tons of Starphire glass to meet customer needs domestically and internationally. The 60-plus PPG customers who have enrolled in the PPG Starphire Distributor Fabricator program are each required to stock a minimum of six tons of Starphire glass to provide immediate service on this desirable product to their customer base.

In the “People to Watch” feature (see July USGlass, page 45), the location of Arch Aluminum was incorrect. The company is based in Tamarac, Fla.

The August issue of USGlass (see page 56) incorrectly stated the number of attendees at the Construction Specification Institute’s annual convention. The convention drew more than 9,500 attendees. The event’s CEO Breakfast drew 150 attendees and was sponsored by the CMD Group.

In the August issue of USGlass (see page 50), we misspelled the name of Glastar employee Juan Alvarado.

The August issue of USGlass (see pages 36 and 38) misidentified the name of two products manufactured by Soft Tech. The correct names are V6 Manufacturer and V6 Estimator.

We regret the errors and pray for a dry winter.



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