Volume 36, Issue 7, July 2001



U.S. Aluminum Corp. to Build Manufacturing Plant in Canada

United States Aluminum Corp.-Ontario, a division of International Aluminum Corp., has purchased eight acres of land in Guelph, Ontario, where the company plans to build its newest manufacturing facility. flag

“The eight acres allow us to introduce Phase I of our expansion plans in constructing a 70,000-square-foot manufacturing facility with provisions for expansion in the near future,” said Ron Rudy, International Aluminum’s senior vice president. “We are also looking at introducing related 
products via our other subsidiaries at this location.”
“This new facility is our second plant in Canada. Our Langley, British Columbia, facility has been extremely successful, and I anticipate this facility, with a state-of-the-art plant line, will also become successful in a very short time,” added Doug Ellerbrock, U.S. Aluminum’s vice president for its 
commercial products group.

The company expects the facility to open during the first quarter of 2002.

YKK Plans for New Fabrication Plant in Dublin, Ga.

YKK AP America Inc., based in Atlanta, broke ground in Dublin, Ga., on March 7 for its new fabrication plant. Full construction is already underway.

“We intend to relocate our fabrication process from our existing building into the new facility,” said Yoshi Yamamoto, YKK president and treasurer. “This particular process has outgrown the current available space. It is also likely that some support operations will be moved to the new building,” he added. 

The new plant, which will cover approximately 220,000 square feet, is scheduled for completion by the end of 2001. 

National Glass Works Announces Profit-Sharing Plan for 2000

National Glass Works Inc. of Worchester, Mass., has made a contribution to its profit-sharing plan for 2000, which was originally established in 1961. According to information from the company, this is the 40th consecutive year it has contributed to the plan.

Boulay Consulting, plan administrators, said the average contribution per employee will be $1,800.

National Glass Works is owned and operated by the Pandiani family, and was established in 1921 by Sisinio Pandiani.

dmc2 Graphics Acquires Concept 4

dmc2 Graphics Inc., a supplier of screen-printing pre-press services, has acquired Concept 4 of Owatonna, Minn., a supplier of screens for architectural and automotive glass and inventor of screenprinting applications.

“This acquisition will enable us to better serve customers … with technical services and a timely turnaround of orders,” said Douglas Schilling, dmc2 

Indiana Glass Association Honors Tubelite

Tubelite of Reed City, Mich., was recently honored with the 2000 “A Cut Above” award from the Indiana Glass Association (IGA). Each year the IGA chooses an individual and a company to receive the award, and Tubelite was chosen as the recipient of the corporate award. Doug Theobald, Tubelite client development manager, accepted the award. 
  “We appreciate this honor and the work the IGA is doing on behalf of the state’s glass industry,” Theobald said. “Tubelite places high importance on the efforts of our state, regional and national organizations as they work to
better our industry.

Stora Enso Purchases Marsden Gas Infrared Drying System

Marsden Inc. of Pennsauken, N.J., was recently awarded an order for one of its gas infrared drying systems from Voith Paper in Appleton, Wis. The system will be supplied through Voith to Stora Enso North America for its mill in Kimberly, Wis. This is the third Marsden system the mill has purchased in the last two years.


Major Industries of Wausau, Wis., announced its Guardian 275® translucent curtainwall, skylights and roof panels have passed testing requirements issued by the International Conference of Building Officials Evaluation Services … Fleetwood Windows & Doors of Corona, Calif., h as recently entered the Las Vegas market and has secured a relationship with Todd Rasmussen of Sun Pacific Sales … Cookson plc/Vesuvius, which purchased Monofrax in 1997, has invested more than $9 million in capital projects at the company’s Falconer, N.Y., plant, including construction of a 25,000-square-foot shipping and warehouse addition, a new customer inspection area, a high-voltage substation, a grinding swarf treatment plant and a cullet crushing system. 


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