Volume 34, Number 9,  September 1999

GLASS GURUS

Readers Name Exceptional Suppliers to the Industry
in the Third Annual USGlass Readers’ Choice Awards


What makes a particular company stand out from the competition? Well, when the readers of USGlass chose the recipients of the Third Annual Readers’ Choice Awards, we asked the newly-crowned winners, “What one word can be used to accurately define your company?” The recipients used terms such as friendly, responsive, innovative, professional, vision, commitment and satisfaction. They provided us with other comments as well, of which you will find excerpts, in the next two pages.
According to our readers, there must be many companies who possess these characteristics, because when we asked readers to nominate their favorite suppliers, the results came pouring in. In July, we asked readers to nominate the suppliers that deserve special recognition for providing what their customers need reliably and on a day-to-day basis. To each of the winners, we extend our hearty congratulations. And the winners are …

Window Film

Film Technologies International Inc., St. Petersburg, FL
CPFilms Inc., Martinsville, VA

Curtainwall Systems

Wausau Window and Wall Systems, Wausau, WI
*Kawneer Company Inc., Norcross, GA
*Vistawall Architectural Products, Terrell, TX
*EFCO Corporation, Monett, MO
*Tubelite Inc., Reed City, MI

IG and Related Products

HGP Industries Inc., Moorestown, NJ
Allmetal Inc., Itasca, IL

Computers

Lisec Software America, Danville, VA

Bent Glass

*Standard Bent Glass Corp., Butler, PA
Modiverre Inc., Quebec, Canada

Doors

Tempglass Inc., Perrysburg, OH
Grand View Glass and Metal Inc., Chino, CA
Ellison Bronze Co., Falconer, NY
Fulton Windows, Ontario, Canada

Doors (Aluminum)

*Kawneer Company Inc., Norcross, GA
*United States Aluminum, Waxachie, TX
*Vistawall Architectural Products, Terrell, TX

Door Hardware

*CHMI, Keokuk, IA
Security Lock Distributors, Needham Heights, MA
Omaha Wholesale Hardware, Omaha, NE
Boyle and Chase Inc., Himgham, MA

Glass Distributors

*AFGD Inc., Atlanta, GA
Guardian Industries Corporation, Auburn Hills, MI

Glass Manufacturers

PPG Industries Inc., Pittsburgh, PA
*Pilkington LOF, Toledo, OH
Guardian Industries Corporation, Auburn Hills, MI
*AFG Industries Inc., Kingsport, TN

Laminated Glass

Tempglass, Perrysburg, OH
Globe Amerada Glass Company, Elk Grove Village, IL
Guardian Industries Corp., Auburn Hills, MI
*Standard Bent Glass Corporation, Butler, PA

Mirrors/Mirror Products

Gardner Glass Products, North Wilkesboro, NC

Metal Bending

*Standard Bent Glass Corporation, Butler, PA
*Niles Aluminum Products Niles, MI
Techniform Metal Curving Inc., Rialto, CA

Small Equipment and Machinery

Besana-Lovati Inc., Winston-Salem, NC
Bromer Inc., Port Coquitlam, Canada

Large Equipment and Machinery

Besana-Lovati Inc., Winston-Salem, NC
*Billco Manufacturing Zelienople, PA
Sommer & Maca Industries Inc., Cicero, IL
Glasstech Inc., Perrysburg, OH
Bystronic Inc., Hauppauge, OH
Tamglass Limited Oy, Tampere, Finland
Ianua of the Americas Inc., Toledo, OH

Shower Doors and Tub Enclosures

Cardinal Shower Enclosures, Louisville, KY
Tempglass, Perrysburg, OH
Contractors Wardrobe, Valencia, CA
*Duschqueen Inc., Wyckoff, NJ

Skylights and Overhead Glazing Systems

Imperial Glass Structures, Wheeling, IL
Skytech Systems, Bloomsburg, PA
SuperSky Products Inc., Mequon, WI

Storefronts and Entrances

*Kawneer Company Inc., Norcross, GA
*United States Aluminum Corporation, Waxachie, TX
*Vistawall Architectural Products, Terrell, TX
Rebco Inc., Patterson, NJ
Alumicor Ltd., Ontario, Canada

Software/Flat Glass

Billco Manufacturing Inc., Winston-Salem, NC

Sunrooms and Related Products

Skytech Systems, Bloomsburg, PA
Four Seasons Sunrooms, Holbrook, NY

Window Hardware

*Truth Hardware, Owatonna, MN
ABC Hardware Inc., S. El Monte, CA

Windows/Window Systems

Wausau Window and Wall Systems, Wausau, WI
Graham Architectural Products, York, PA 

*Indicates a winner selected for the second year in a row.


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