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trated when Dupré Analytics published
a report in 2015 alleging that Liu, China
Zhongwang and others were engaged in
market fraud both in China and the U.S.
The ensuing publicity caused Liu
to abandon his plan, according to the
complaint, and create a new plan in-
volving melting down the pallets in
Vietnam and reintroducing the alu-
minum into the U.S. as a Vietnamese
product. The Vietnamese aluminum
would not be subject to the AD/CVD
Glass Inc. of West Sacramento, Calif., became the 16th company to ac-
quire certiﬁcation after going through NACC’s ANSI-accredited program.
U.S. Glass, not to be confused with USGlass magazine, is a glazing contrac-
tor serving all of Northern California.
“This demanding process made us revisit the best practices that we
have worked so hard to embed within our organization,” says Mark Dutrow,
president of U.S. Glass. “With all the demands of running an organization,
sometimes our policies and procedures become stale or outdated, and the
certiﬁcation made us not only revisit our existing practices, but backﬁll with
ones where none existed previously. I would encourage other ﬁrms to pursue
the NACC certiﬁcation to not only improve their organization internally, but to
raise the bar as a whole for the contracting community.”
The NACC program, launched in 2015, consists of several requirements
intended to give building owners, general contractors, design professionals
and other stakeholders conﬁdence that the glass and aluminum installation
process will be performed to meet the needs of the project.
Agents conducted surveillance of the
warehouse where Perfectus allegedly
stored its illegally imported aluminum
According to the complaint, Perfec-
tus hired trucks to move shipping con-
tainers from its warehouse to a port for
export. On September 19, 2016, U.S.
Customs and Border Protection (CBP)
ofﬁcers seized pallets suspected to be
A CBP laboratory conducted a chem-
ical composition test on one of the pal-
lets. The lab results showed that the
pallets were made of Series 6 alumi-
num, an aluminum extrusion included
in the AD/CVD orders.
Giroux Glass is Certiﬁed
Great Place to Work’
iroux Glass Inc. recently was certiﬁed as a great workplace by the in-
dependent analysts at Great Place to Work. The company earned this
credential based on ratings provided by its employees in anonymous
“When I ﬁrst heard that we were certiﬁed as a ‘Great Place to Work,’ I was
so excited, because nothing is more important than the happiness of our em-
ployees,” says Nataline Lomedico, CEO and president of Giroux Glass. “Given
the amount of time we spend at work daily is usually greater than the time we
spend with our families, it’s heart-warming to know they enjoy what they do
and the people with whom they work.”
On January 9, 2017, the government
formally seized 549 of Perfectus’ ship-
ping containers containing approxi-
mately 130,000 pallets.
The DOJ is seeking to enforce the
forfeiture of the defendant’s property The AeC Responds
to the U.S. through its ﬁled complaint. On September 15,the Aluminum Ex- Customs and the Department of Com-
and its members in conjunction with
A spokeswoman for Zhongwang told truders Council (AEC) issued a state- merce to investigate Zhongwang’s alleged
Reuters that Liu “does not control and ment responding to the DOJ complaint attempts to avoid paying duties since the
is not the beneﬁcial owner of Perfec- against Perfectus.
tus, and therefore he is not in a posi- “We want to applaud the Department son, AEC president. “Furthermore, this
tion to comment on issues relating to of Justice’s decision to begin civil pro- should be a clear signal to those that seek
Perfectus.” ceedings against Zhongwang’s afﬁliate to evade, circumvent, or in any way vio-
She said that the company denies the Perfects [sic]. Today’s ﬁling is the culmi- late our orders that such activities will be
orders went into effect,”said Jeff Hender-
allegations listed in the complaint.
nation of a concerted effort by the AEC uncovered and prosecuted.” n
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