Distribution Production  
&
PGT Innovations Plans for  
Miami Manufacturing Expansion  
GT Innovations Inc. announced  
“This new facility demonstrates our across all of our brands.We believe this  
expansion plans for a new commitment to make our products in further enables our ability to grow and  
330,000-square-foot manufac- America and to serve our core mar- evolve to better meet our customer’s  
P
turing facility in Miami.  
ket of Florida, which continues to be needs, allowing us to provide excep-  
The company currently has 182,000 a positive environment for the growth tional value along the way.”  
square feet of offices and manufactur- of our company,” says PGT president  
The new building space will accom-  
ing space in Miami.The CGI brand will Jeff Jackson.“This move also increases modate a multi-brand showroom,offices,  
move its offices and manufacturing fa- our manufacturing capabilities and production and distribution.Completion  
cility into the new space, which is lo- enhances operational efficiencies by is slated for late 2017 and is expected to  
cated approximately 12 miles from its combining parts of our production, be operational by January 2018.  
current location.  
distribution and marketing efforts  
Aldora Expands  
Orlando Capacity  
Aldora Aluminum and Glass Prod-  
ucts is expanding its production capac-  
ity in its Orlando location, which has  
been fully operational for just over a  
year. Its existing single-bay HHH Tem-  
pering Resources oven will receive an  
additional bay and cooling quench up-  
grade to double its tempering capacity.  
The expansion for the existing  
84-by-180-inch furnace is slated to be  
complete this fall.  
In addition to the furnace upgrade,Al-  
dora is in the process of adding laminated  
vacuum-bagging capability. Dana Duval,  
branch manager, anticipates receiving  
certification by this summer, which  
will allow the branch to manufacture  
multi-laminates for special applications  
such as zoo enclosures and security glass.  
Northwestern Glass Fab  
Adds Tempering Furnace  
orthwestern Glass Fab (NGF)  
is now the sole occupant of its  
100,000-square-foot facility in  
N
Fridley, Minn. The business previously  
occupied a 66,000-square-foot space.  
The two-and-a-half-year expansion and  
rebranding project includes the addi-  
tion of a tempering furnace.  
The addition of the tempering fur-  
nace allows us to better control our  
cost and the lead time while increas-  
ing our pricing and delivery flexibility  
for customers,” says Bill Sullivan, pres-  
ident, NGF. “We fully expect our mono-  
Northwestern Glass Fab has relocated lithic tempered business to be one of  
to a 100,000-square-foot facility and NGF’s primary revenue generators.”  
Vetrotech Announces  
Two New Distributors  
has added tempering capabilities.  
Equipment installed and serviced  
by HHH Tempering Resources (HHH)  
Vetrotech Saint-Gobain has formed  
partnerships with two new distrib-  
utors. Maryland-based Glass Dis-  
tributors Inc. has served the glazing  
industry in the Baltimore, Washing-  
ton, D.C., and Northern Virginia area  
for more than 50 years. PRL Glass and  
Aluminum based in City of Industry,  
Calif., has served the Los Angeles area  
for more than 27 years. n  
during the expansion includes the North Glass tempering furnace, as well as a  
North Glass washer and a dry belt seamer.  
The installation of the furnace was first-rate and the HHH team remained  
onsite until our staff felt really comfortable with the new equipment,” says  
Sullivan. “We couldn’t be happier with HHH’s service and training.”  
According to a release from the company, the NGF brand and name update  
maintains a connection to Northwestern Glass Company history, while distin-  
guishing NGF’s fabrication and distribution leadership.”  
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