Traco Closes Knoxville Location, Consolidates
Operation in Pennsylvania
Traco, headquartered in Cranberry Township, Pa., will be closing its Johnson
City, Tenn., branch later this fall. Denise Abraham, manager of marketing
and communications, told USGlass that the closure will impact approximately180
Located 100 miles from Knoxville, Tenn., the 150,000-square-foot
facility has been dedicated to manufacturing commercial thermal aluminum
products. With its closure, the company will be consolidating all operations
solely at its headquarters, where additional hourly workers will be added
to accommodate the transition.
Abraham stresses that the facility will not close until the company can
be assured that customers will not experience any delays or problems with
“We won’t close that plant until there’s a complete, smooth transition
of the product line from there up to this facility [in Pennsylvania],
so that it does not impact anything as far as orders are concerned or
delays to the customer,” Abraham said.
No specific date for closure has been announced, although due to the Worker
Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act, which protects workers
by requiring most employers with 100 or more employees to provide notification
of 60 calendar days in advance of plant closings and mass layoffs, it
will not be before November 23.
“It’s when everything is moved, it won’t be before November 23, the date
that we gave the employees,” Abraham said, adding, “but when it’s moved
and things are operational and functional, there will not be a delay.”
Earlier this year, Traco announced the closure of its facility in Bainbridge,
Ga. (see April 2009 USGlass, page 18).
Northern Building Products and ALUMIL
Northern Building Products Inc. in Teterboro, N.J., has announced its
new affiliation with Greek engineered wall systems solutions provider
ALUMIL. Through the agreement, Northern is now the exclusive fabricator
of ALUMIL products for the United States.
“ALUMIL is excited to have Northern’s manufacturing expertise on board
to assure all U.S. clients of first class fabrication techniques and local
support,” says Kyp Bazenikas, president of ALUMIL NA.
Oldcastle Glass Closes D.C.-Area Facility
The Oldcastle Glass® D.C., manufacturing facility located in Warrenton,
Va., was scheduled to close at the end of October. All open orders were
sent to either the Moorestown, N.J., plant or to Rock Hill, S.C. The closing
was not expected to affect deliveries or production.
Intermac America and Emmegi USA Announce Joint Sales
Intermac America and Emmegi USA have signed agreements to cross market
each other’s products in the glass, stone, aluminum and wood industries
throughout North America. The relationship between the two companies spans
years, as both have common roots in Italy and the United States through
doing business with each other for a number of years and serving different
segments of the same markets.
Emmegi manufactures, sells and services 3- to 6-axis machining centers
and production systems serving the fenestration and commercial glass markets.
Intermac manufactures, sells and services CNC work centers, cutting tables
and glass handling machinery, double edgers, waterjet machines, tempering
ovens and drilling machines for the same markets. Both companies will
continue to sell their products through their established dealer networks,
as well as directly support their customers through already established
service and spare parts departments.
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