Volume 40,   Issue 5                                 May  2005

Company News

NOMMA Members Tour Dependable Glass Works

As part of the National Ornamental and Miscellaneous Metals Association (NOMMA) convention, which took place March 2-5 in New Orleans, members had the opportunity to tour the Covington, La., headquarters of Dependable Glass Works.
Norman Foxworth, president of Dependable, along with employees, welcomed the group. 

Visitors toured two fabrication buildings, and also viewed new designs in glass and learned about laminated glass used in flooring, stair treads and other applications. They also learned about Dependable’s new glass product, Magic Vue glass, which can change from opaque to clear at the flip of a switch.

“We were honored to be one of only two locations in the state of Louisiana selected by the NOMMA organization,” said Foxworth. “For more than 38 years we have been servicing the glass industry with quality products and services. 

We have had architects, designers and glass companies from all over the world visit our facility. Our most recent international visitors were from South Korea.”
Foxworth was also selected to moderate a seminar that focused on the latest innovations in the glass industry during the convention.

F. Barkow Partners with Sopp Ford Truck Center

F. Barkow Inc of Milwaukee announced that it has formed a relationship with Sopp Ford Truck Center of Los Angeles that it says is designed to offer greater availability and service in Southern California for all F. Barkow glass carrier products.

“This is something completely new for us,” explained Barkow’s Carol Clinkenbeard, marketing manager. “We’ve used distributors and other means but not this type of relationship. Sopp will supply the trucks and we’ll supply the racks.”

Clinkenbeard said that with Barkow and Sopp joining forces, glaziers in the Los Angeles area will have the combined resources of two established companies, each dedicated to providing the best products and service available. 

“The combined 209 years in business is unmatched in the glass industry,” she said.

Copper Sales Opens New Facility in Warren, Mich.

Copper sales Inc./UNA-CLAD has announced the opening of its newest facility in Warren, Mich. The 43,000-square-foot production and service plant is located just outside of Detroit.

According to the company’s announ-cement, the new location will stock the complete line of UNA-CLAD painted steel and aluminum, anodized aluminum, mill finish aluminum, galvanized, galvalume, stainless steel and copper. It will also provide custom fabrication, trim pieces, custom manufacturing, custom colors, brake forming, shearing, cut-to-length and welding services.

Viracon Hires Rutherford to Represent Canada

Viracon of Owatonna, Minn., has hired Rutherford Ventures to handle sales in Western Canada. Ross Rutherford, president, and Greg Rutherford will serve Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta.

“This decision is very important to our efforts to strengthen and permeate markets with great potential for growth,” said Garrett Henson, Viracon director of sales.

“Ross’ experience in the architectural glass market and their locality make this partnership a great fit with our strategic initiatives.”

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