Volume 48, Issue 9- September 2013


Brio® USA Ends Distribution Agreements and Goes Direct
Brio USA Inc., with a manufacturing facility in Rochester, N.Y., now services fabricators on a direct basis. The company, which sells architectural sliding and folding door hardware and retractable screens for residential and commercial applications, previously sold its products through distributors.

“It is important to understand the needs of your customers,” says Kevin O’Connor, president of Brio USA. “Having a direct unfiltered link to our account base will allow Brio USA Inc. to fully understand the issues that concern our customers and be in a better position to respond accordingly.”

Glasshouse Finds a Window of Opportunity in Austin

Glasshouse Products, a full-service glass company headquartered in Dallas, recently opened a new location in Austin, which will service the city’s surrounding metro area.

“Glasshouse is very excited to expand into the Austin market,” says company president Tim King. “We have been doing projects in the area for years from the Dallas area, but now have a physical presence in the Capitol City. Designers and architects have requested us to do projects here and we look forward to bringing our unique products to a new market. Our team has also expanded to include several very experienced Austin glass professionals.”

The company is expanding its services to include high-end and custom residential jobs, with potential projects ranging from showers to mirrors to art glass, and more.

Quality Metalcrafts Opens New Facility
Rogers, Minn.-based Quality Metalcrafts LLC opened a new 20,000-square foot manufacturing facility in Houston recently. The new facility will have the capacity to manufacture most all of the Americlad product line to support the southern and western regions.

David Ferch will manage the operation, bringing with him more than 17 years of architectural metal products and contractor experience, according to the company.

CCBP Adds Spacer Line
Columbia Commercial Building Products (CCBP) is offering high-performance glazing to its architectural customers in the greater Texas area. Part of that commitment included an investment in fully automated production equipment and the adoption of Quanex’s Super Spacer® TriSeal™ warm- edge spacer system for architectural and captured-glazed insulating glass.


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