Fenzi Group Enters Direct-to-Glass  
Printing Market  
he Fenzi Partecipazioni holding thusiastic about the results that can be edge digital printers and an alliance  
company purchased capital of achieved by offering Tecglass the finan- with a strong partner such as the Fenzi  
Tecglass, a Spanish producer of cial solidity and commercial strength group is what Tecglass needs at this  
digital glass printing machinery and of our group,” says Alessandro Fenzi, time to convert its technological lead-  
components. The purchase makes Tec- CEO of the Fenzi group.“Our holding is ership into a market leadership.”  
glass a part of the Fenzi group.  
always looking for innovative develop-  
Established in 2002, Tecglass has ments in the glass industry and Tec- Quaker Increases  
produced a range of digital printing glass is an investment opportunity that Commercial Production  
machinery specific to the glass indus- is in line with our research criteria.”  
Quaker Windows and Doors an-  
try. With its technology, ceramic inks  
Javier Fernandez, cofounder of Tec- nounced the opening of a new vinyl  
can be applied on interior and exterior glass, adds,“My partner Manuel Ramos door and window manufacturing facil-  
glass lites ranging from 380-by- and I are very happy to join the Fenzi ity in Vienna, Mo. The new 185,000-  
80 millimeters to 3,300-by-18,000 group. We started working with Fenzi square-foot facility will allow the  
millimeters. many years ago and for some time now company to increase production capac-  
After following the innovative tech- Tecglass has been successfully distrib- ity of its light commercial and residen-  
nology developed by Tecglass with uting Fenzi products in Spain.We have tial vinyl products significantly.  
great interest for many years, I am en- recently developed a range of leading- “This new vinyl manufacturing facil-  
Tubelite Expands Walker Facility  
ubelite Inc. completed He adds, “The expansion  
3,000-square-foot expansion allows us to remain in our cur-  
at its facility in Walker, Mich., rent location and continue  
where its corporate office, fabrication, many benefits the area of-  
warehouse and shipping operations fers. The Grand Rapids and  
are located. The addition will accom- western Michigan area con-  
modate a new engineering test labo- tinues to grow and provides  
ratory, a new fabrication training area Tubelite with outstanding  
and larger space for extrusion racking, staffing opportunities. Our lo-  
plus new equipment, technology and cation is easily accessible  
ergonomic enhancements, according from the two main highways  
to the company.  
The new, additional space and lay-  
going through the area.”  
The company previously  
out helps us improve our process flow, added more than 43,000  
resulting in ever-better lead times,” square feet to the facility in  
says Steve Jaskolski, vice president of 2012. Today, it totals 155,000  
operations. “The new equipment also square feet. Its Dallas location  
helps us gain greater capacity to sup- provides additional fabrica-  
port future growth and to maintain the tion, warehouse and shipping  
dependable, high-quality of our prod- operations, and its facility in Reed City, Tubelite’s 33,000-square-foot expansion  
ucts and reliable service that our cus- Mich., houses the company’s alu- in Walker, Mich., is designed to help  
tomers count on us to provide.”  
minum extrusion operation.  
improve process flow and lead times.  
USGlass, Metal & Glazing | May 2016  
Fire and Nice.  
Business of the  
Fire-Rated Aluminum  
Window And Door  
For the most efficient,  
least labor-intensive  
he Greater Redding Chamber of Com-  
merce in California recently named  
fire-rated extruded  
aluminum vision doors,  
windows and glazed wall  
systems, look to Aluflam.  
Built with anchoring holes,  
gaskets and glazing tapes  
pre-installed, our selection  
comes pre-assembled and  
prepared for installation.  
With a virtually limitless  
portfolio that includes true  
extruded aluminum vision  
doors, windows and glazed  
walls fire-rated for up to  
Southern Aluminum Finishing (SAF)  
its 2015 Business of the Year. Jim  
McClatchey, SAF co-CEO, accepted an  
award on behalf of the company at a gala  
on February 26.  
The annual award recognizes a business  
distinguishable by its investment in Red-  
ding’s employment, development and com-  
munity involvement, according to a release.  
In issuing the award, Redding Chamber  
of Commerce CEO and president Jake Man-  
Jim McClatchey accepted the gas acknowledged SAF’s 70-year history, as  
Greater Redding Chamber of well as the opening of its SAF-West branch  
Commerce 2015 Business of in 2007, which has grown to more than 50  
the Year award on behalf of SAF. full-time manufacturing employees.  
120 minutes, you’ll see  
why we’ve become the  
favorite of architects and  
installers alike.  
ity is part of a long-term strategic Everlam Completes One  
growth plan to not only meet future de- Year as an Independent  
mand for our vinyl products, but also  
Everlam reported a smooth and suc-  
position Quaker to offer new and inno- cessful transition year following its pur-  
vative vinyl window and door solutions chase of DuPont’s European Butacite®  
in the future,” says Kevin Blansett, business in 2015. The company made  
Quaker’s CEO. “This new dedicated investments in a new pilot line,research  
vinyl production facility also allows us and development programs and its  
to expand production capacity for our global sales organization.  
architectural and commercial alu-  
minum products division.”  
“This first year was critical for Everlam  
and I am proud to say that our team has  
The company says it has experi- delivered and progress is noticeable on  
enced considerable growth across the all fronts,”says CEO Luc De Temmerman.  
U.S. in all its divisions.  
briefly ...  
“Currently, we are also in the  
process of expanding our glass plant  
to accommodate future growth,” says  
Bill Sifflard, director of business de-  
velopment. “Our ability to manufac-  
ture wood, vinyl and aluminum  
window and door products for both  
the residential, commercial and ar-  
chitectural markets from a central-  
ized site is something that is unique  
within the industry and enables our  
team to truly meet our customers’ di-  
verse and ever evolving needs.”  
The Top Employers Institute’s (TEI) Top  
Employer North America Certification  
has honored Saint-Gobain for its em-  
ployee offerings. The annual interna-  
tional research undertaken by the TEI  
“recognizes leading employers around  
the world that provide excellent em-  
ployee conditions, nurture and develop  
talent throughout all levels of the or-  
ganization and strive to continuously  
optimize employment practices,” ac-  
cording to a release. s  
Aluflam USA  
Phone 562-926-9520 | Fax 562-404-1394  
May 2016 | USGlass, Metal & Glazing