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Salem Flat Glass & Mirror Announces  
a Trio of New Partnerships  
alem Flat Glass & Mirror, a division of Salem Dis-  
tributing Co., has teamed up with IGis, Folienwerk  
Wolfen and Ashton Industrial.  
The U.S.-based vendor will now offer these companies’in-  
sulating glass lines, ethylene vinyl acetate (EVA) laminating  
film and seaming/pre-tempering equipment.  
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As the state of our industry evolves, these partnerships  
offer strong support for our customers who require better  
quality products, greater safety, reduced time and costs in  
their fabrication process,” says CEO Mike Willard.“Salem is  
always looking to streamline the overall fabrication process  
and manage the equipment lifecycle efficiently. All three of  
these companies will help us do just that.”  
IGis has installed more than 300 insulating glass pro-  
duction lines worldwide. Folienwerk Wolfen produces EVA  
laminating film certified for impact, weathering and sound  
reduction, meeting all U.S. standards.Ashton Industrial is a  
specialized manufacturer of automated glass seaming and  
other processing machinery, and is the world’s largest man-  
ufacturer of pre-tempering systems, according to a release  
from Salem.  
IGE Represents  
Tecglass and Fenzi  
GE Glass Technologies Inc. is now representing Tec-  
glass and the Fenzi Group’s digital ceramic printing  
I
nandez [president and CEO of Tecglass] and his Tecglass  
team for over six years, and am very excited to work with  
them. We believe that there will be extraordinary growth  
of decorative glass in our market and our collaboration  
with our great friend will soon allow us the opportunity  
to be the market leader in digital printing,” says Michael  
Spellman, CEO and founder of IGE. “IGE has already  
begun stocking spare parts in our Jupiter, Fla., headquar-  
ters and training our customer service people and techni-  
cians. We’re ready to hit the ground running.”  
equipment in the U.S. and Canada.  
Salem Flat Glass & Mirror featured its new partnerships  
with IGis, Folienwerk Wolfen and Ashton Industrial on a  
sign at GlassBuild America in Atlanta.  
Tecglass, which focuses specifically on machinery and  
components for digital printing on glass, became part of  
the Fenzi Group in 2016.  
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Troy Askelson has more than 25 years of sales and man-  
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struction equipment marketplace. Terri Askelson has spent  
the last 28 years as a high school teacher and coach in the  
Sioux City area.  
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