Volume 50, Issue 6 - June 2015


D.A. Glass Begins Production of
Acid-Etched Glass in Michigan

Calumet, Mich., is now home to D.A. Glass America’s new plant, which is producing its OcuMatte acid-etched glass.
Steve Williams, president and CEO, says he is eager to create jobs in the area and that the plant will run 24 hours a day in its full operation. The company plans to hire at least of 50 new employees there.

D.A. Glass America has a sister company in Poland, DA Glass, which it will work closely with to cover both North America and Europe.

“The Polish plant and laboratory have been producing glass like this since 1989, and we are very fortunate to have them working with us in production, research and development,” says Williams.

According to the company’s release, OcuMatte is produced in a vertical position, “which is a clean and efficient process and allows for single- and double-sided etching. The modification of the glass is done without the use of rollers, sandblasters or lasers, making it … durable and consistent.”

D.A. Glass America has begun producing its acid-etched glass (right) at its new facility in Calumet, Mich.

Pleotint Forms
New Partnerships

Jenison, Mich.-based Pleotint LLC announced a distribution partnership with Tam Skylights of Seattle. The company will now offer Suntuitive glass with its skylight solutions for commercial and residential projectst.

“When used in combination with self-tinting Suntuitive glass, our skylights will be able to achieve strict requirements for solar heat gain, visible light, and insulating performance in increasingly demanding building codes such as the California Energy Commission’s Title 24 Building Standards,” says Irwin Tam, president of Tam Skylights.

Pleotint also announced a distribution partnership with Los Angeles-based Sun Valley Skylights + Windows + Doors. “Suntuitive glass is an ideal solution to help meet project requirements, without compromising natural light and views in favor of energy efficiency,” says Abbi Witty, vice president at Sun Valley.

American Glass in Springfield, Mo., recently implemented FeneTech’s FeneVision ERP software into its operations. Aaron Day, president and CEO of American Glass, says the software is being used in front office/production technology...

Vistamatic has expanded into a new 15,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in Coral Springs, Fla. According to the company, expansion plans include a showroom dedicated to a variety of its products. The showroom will be available to architects, interior designers and facility managers in order to visualize and test the functionality of all the vision panels on display...

Kalwall Corp. and Structures Unlimited Inc. are working with Mays Maune McWard Inc. as their distributor in parts of Illinois and Missouri. Mays Maune McWard, headquartered in St. Louis, has been a provider of architectural building products since 1936 and a specialty contractor since 1995.

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