Distribution Production  
Cardinal Purchases Assets of PGT  
Innovations, Plans Second Facility  
lass manufacturer/fabricator tion facilities, including the glass plant tions.“This enhanced partnership is a  
Cardinal Glass Industries plans where the equipment sold to Cardinal strong strategic fit, leveraging the two  
to add a second facility in Ocala, has been located. This will allow PGTI companies’respective strengths.We in-  
Fla. Cardinal also recently purchased to expand its window and door assem- vested in glass processing capacity in  
PGT Innovations Inc.’s (PGTI) assets bly operations to meet increasing de- 2014, a time when no other company  
for processing door glass.  
mand. In addition, the company plans in our industry was investing in those  
PGTI sold its assets to Cardinal for to move about 160 employees into its assets,and that investment has paid off  
28 million, and the companies have window and door assembly operations with the sale of these assets,generating  
entered into a seven-year supply agree- and other areas, which should ease a 37 percent annualized return for our  
ment in which Cardinal will supply employment constraints due to a tight shareholders on the investment.”  
those components to PGTI.  
PGTI will retain other assets such  
labor market in the Venice, Fla., area.  
“This is a significant, win-win op- PGTI for many years. It has more than  
Cardinal has been a key supplier for  
as its window glass processing equip- portunity for PGTI and Cardinal,” says 6,000 employees with 37 locations  
ment, its TPS system and all produc- Jeff Jackson, president of PGT Innova- around the United States,including one  
in Ocala, Fla., where it also announced  
a major expansion.  
“We are excited about expanding our  
partnership with PGT Innovations,and  
the opportunities we will have supply-  
ing PGT with their door glass require-  
ments,” says Mike Wothe, president of  
Cardinal LG Company. “This relation-  
ship has been developing over the past  
12 years and represents a powerful op-  
portunity for Cardinal to significantly  
expand our presence in Florida, one of  
the fastest-growing markets in the na-  
tion. We look forward to our collective  
growth opportunities and being part of  
PGTI’s continued success.”  
Petersen to Open  
New Facility in Phoenix  
etersen will expand  
its presence in the  
Western U.S. mar-  
ket, as the company is  
opening a new Pac-Clad  
manufacturing facility in  
Phoenix next year.  
The 52,000-square-  
foot facility, scheduled  
to be fully operational in  
the first quarter of 2018,  
will provide the Western  
In 2018, Petersen will open a new Pac-Clad construction market with  
Cardinal is also expanding its lam-  
inated glass operations in Ocala, Fla.,  
which it expects to result in more than  
50 new jobs and a capital investment of  
$38 million.  
manufacturing facility in Phoenix.  
the company’s full line of  
Pac-Clad steel and alumi-  
The new building will be located  
across the street from the current fa-  
cility on a proposed 40-acre site. Con-  
struction on the 300,000-square-foot  
building is expected to begin in the fall  
of 2017.  
Currently, the company has more  
than 400 employees in Marion County,  
and it is expected to begin hiring for  
the new location in 2018.  
num cladding products, including standing seam roof panels, hidden- and  
exposed-fastener wall panels, sheet, coil and more.  
To date, we have been limited in our ability to effectively service custom-  
ers in the Western United States, largely because of the challenges and high  
costs of transporting products from our Texas and Illinois facilities and over  
the Rocky Mountains,” says CEO Mike Petersen. “By opening this Phoenix  
facility, we’re creating a foundation on which to grow the Pac-Clad brand into  
the West Coast market.”  
USGlass, Metal & Glazing | October 2017  
Sedak to Expand to  
Larger Glass Sizes  
Germany-based Sedak announced  
that starting in mid-2018,it will fabricate  
glass up to 3.51 meters by 20 meters.  
Sedak’s new tempering furnace can process glass with maximum dimensions  
“From year to year, the demand for of 3.2 meters by 16.5 meters into fully tempered or heat-strengthened glass.  
oversize glass formats rises,” says CEO  
Bernhard Veh.“Ten years of experience glass have been ordered.“Each of them maximum dimensions of 3.2 meters  
and the continuing good order situation is tailored to Sedak’s special require- by 16.5 meters into fully tempered or  
encouraged us to take the next step.”  
By expanding its production capa- tion with the machine manufacturers,”  
bilities,Sedak becomes the world’s only according to the company.  
ments and developed in close coopera- heat-strengthened glass.  
“Our new furnace allows us to ex-  
pand the status quo and to realize a  
manufacturer for glass of that size, ac-  
cording to the company.  
The company also announced it is leap in technology,”says Ulrich Theisen,  
currently operating a new tempering general manager and sales director  
Machines for the 20-meter-long furnace that can process glass with of Sedak. n  
October 2017 | USGlass, Metal & Glazing  

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