Volume 47, Issue 11 - November 2012


Super Sized: Trulite Opens Super Center in Atlanta

Trulite Glass and Aluminum Solutions LLC of Deerfield Beach, Fla., has finalized construction of a new “super center” in Atlanta.

With more than 250,000 combined square feet of production space for both glass and aluminum, officials say the center is one of the larger facilities in the region. Aluminum fabrication equipment as well as a second furnace and laminating line are in production at the facility.

“The addition of our second furnace, laminating line and updated architectural aluminum product portfolio is designed to minimize manufacturing lead times, as we continue to drive to be the best in the country,” says Doug Sampsel, regional general manager. Jason Watts will manage the architectural aluminum portion of the business. He has experience with Kawneer of Norcross, Ga., US Aluminum (now part of C.R. Laurence) and Vitro America (now part of Grey Mountain Partners).

Matodi USA to Represent Keraglass, Famatec Lines
Matodi USA will now represent Keraglass S.R.L., the Italian-based manufacturer of heat- treatment and coating equipment, in both the U.S. and Canada. The company reports that it has added Famatec products to its North American offerings as well.

Based in Greensboro, N.C., Matodi USA distributes a variety of flat glass fabrication equipment and tools.

JLM Wholesale Opens Another Warehouse
JLM Wholesale has a new warehouse in Plano, Texas. The goal of the new location is to provide shorter shipping lead times for the South-Central and Southwest U.S. market, according to the company.

“I am excited to provide quicker shipping to our existing customer base as well as earn new business in the area,” says Annette Baldwin, CEO and owner. “JLM has always tried to keep customer satisfaction as our highest priority and this is just another way of accommodating our customers in that region.”

Stylmark Appoints RGA as New Manufacturer’s Representative
Stylmark Inc. of Minneapolis recently added RGA Architectural Sales of Redmond, Wash., to its sales organization. RGA will promote and market Stylmark products in Alaska, Oregon, Washington and Western Idaho. “Gary and Greg Towndrow of RGA were a logical addition to our sales team,” says Stylmark president Kevin Hogan. “They have long-standing relationships with major architectural firms, general contractors and contract glass shops in the Pacific Northwest and always provide excellent customer service to their customers.” “Greg and I are very excited to be affiliated with Stylmark,” says Gary Towndrow. “Their reputation and products are well known to the glass and glazing community and will be a strong addition to the list of manufactures RGA represents.” Gary Towndrow started his glass career in 1969 as a glazier. In 1980, he received a degree in architecture from the University of Washington and then returned to the glass business and worked as an estimator, project manager and systems designer. Greg Towndrow has been with RGA for 13 years. Prior to joining RGA, he designed and fabricated commercial aluminum awnings and has an associate’s degree from Bellevue College.

Charles G. G. Schmidt & Co. Inc. in Montvale, N.J., has been named the exclusive distributor in New Jersey for C. R. Onsrud Routers www.cggschmidt.com … Bystronic Inc. has a new distributor in western Canada, Akhurst Machinery Co. www.akhurst.com



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