Volume 48, Issue 6- June 2013


New Water Treatment System
Helps Keep JEB in the “Green”

Reduce, reuse and recycle are more than just words for JE Berkowitz LP (JEB) in Pedricktown, N.J. The company is continually adding to its operational “green portfolio.” Most recently, JEB installed a new filter press water treatment system at its Pedricktown, N.J., site.

According to the company, the new closed loop water system offers an environmentally safe, economical and efficient method of recycling rinse water. The system’s separation process removes glass grinds used in manufacturing to be recovered as solids, thus eliminating down time due to clogged drain lines. By recycling clean water the system significantly reduces the plant’s overall water consumption.

The new water treatment system joins a number of other green initiatives. The facility features a 7,212-paneled solar power roof-mounted system, ships with returnable steel racks, and has a fuel-efficient fleet.

FNT to Distribute for Quanex in Turkey
Quanex Building Products announced that FNT Aluminyum, based in Istanbul, will distribute its products in Turkey. The two companies became acquainted during the Glass Expo Istanbul 2013.

“Turkey is the central hub for insulating glass and window and door fabrication systems in Europe, Middle East and Central Asia,” says Ramsey Bader, director, international sales and marketing. “We’ve had great experiences at Glass Expo Istanbul the past two years with many educational and networking opportunities.”

MGS Distributing Up and Running With New Des Moines Facility
MGS Distributing, a Redglaze Group Company, held a grand opening for its new glass and metal fabrication facility in Des Moines, Iowa. According to Emily Holmes, marketing coordinator for Redglaze, the company spans 200,000 square feet across three facilities allowing for a full scope of glass and metal fabrication capabilities. She says the newest facility was built to handle multiple national construction programs while continuing to produce for individual projects across the Central U.S.

The new facility is equipped with a glass tempering furnace, CNC automated cutting line, automated insulating glass line, automated retrieval and storage system, water jet cutter, laminating line and complete metal and spandrel fabrication equipment.

According to the company, attendees engaged in tours of the 110,000-square-foot facility. Additionally, product representatives from more than 15 suppliers were on-hand.

BIM technology and AutoCAD training with Autodesk were provided by IMAGINiT Technologies, and attendees were able to watch a glass-breaking demonstration that emulated the WMFL detention glazing standard. In addition, all three of MGS Distributing facilities distribute Dow Corning and Tremco sealants, along with a full range of building materials.

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