Volume 36, Issue 9, September 2001

The Tribe Has Spoken
USGlass Readers Cast Their Votes in the 
Fifth Annual Readers Choice Awards

For the fifth consecutive year, the readers of USGlass have cast their votes for their favorite supplier in all segments of the glass and metal industry. In June, we asked readers to nominate the suppliers that deserve special recognition for providing what their customers need on a reliable basis. Below are the companies who emerged as leaders in their respective categories. 

Adhesives—Commercial
3M Company, St. Paul, Minn.
Dow Corning, Midland, Mich.


Architectural Metals
CMI Architectural, Minneapolis 
Copper Sales, Anoka, Minn.
Petersen Aluminum, Elk Grove, Ill.


Computers, Hardware
Dell Computers, Round Rock, Texas


Curtainwall Systems
Karas & Karas, Boston, Mass.
Kawneer Co. Inc., Norcross, Ga.
Vistawall Architectural Products, Terrell, Texas


Decorative, Sandblasted, Etched, Stained, etc.
Glastar Corp., Chatsworth, Calif.

Doors
Cline Aluminum Doors, Bradenton, Fla. 


Equipment and Machinery, Large
CMS North America/Brembana, Caledonia, Mich.
Wegoma Inc., Twinsburg, Ohio
Z Bavelloni, Bregnano, Italy


Equipment and Machinery, Small
DeGorter Inc., Monroe, N.C.


Glass, Bent
Precision Glass Bending, Greenwood, Ark. 
Spec-Temp Inc., Antwerp, Ohio


Glass, Distribution
Gardner Glass Products, North Wilkesboro, N.C.
VVP/Binswanger, Memphis, Tenn.


Glass, Float
AFG Industries, Kingsport, Tenn.
Guardian Industries, Auburn Hills, Mich.
PPG Industries, Pittsburgh


Glass, Furniture
Nathan Allan Glass Studios, British Columbia, Canada


Glass, Handling Equipment
Billco Manufacturing, Zelienople, Pa.


Glass, Laminated
Binswanger, Memphis, Tenn.

Hardware, Doors
Omaha Wholesale Hardware, Omaha, Neb.


Hardware, Windows
Replacement Hardware Manufacturing Inc., Hialeah, Fla. 


IG and Related Products
Pilkington, Toledo, Ohio
Viracon, Owatonna, Minn.


Mirrors/Mirror Products
Andscott, Franklin Park, Ill.
GlasSource, Grand Haven,Mich.
Gunther Mirror Mastics, South Bend, Ind.
Palmer Mirro-Mastics, Louisville, Ky.


Metal Coatings
Linetec, Wausau, Wis.


Plastics and Acrylics
Commercial Plastics, Boca Raton, Fla.
Sheffield Plastics Inc., Sheffield, Mass.


Skylights and Overhead Glazing Systems
E-Skylight.com Inc., Waterboro, Maine
Wasco Products Inc., Sanford, Maine


Software—Fenestration
GDS Storefront Estimating, San Diego


Software—Flat Glass
Quest Software, St. Johns, Mich.

Storefronts andEntrances
AFGD Inc., Atlanta
EFCO, Monett, Mo.
Tubelite Inc., Reed City, Mich.
YKK America, Atlanta


Tools and Supplies
C.R. Laurence Co. Inc, Los Angeles
Sommer & Maca Industries, Cicero, Ill.


Trucks and Transportation
F Barkow, Milwaukee


Window Film
CPFilms Inc., Martinsville, Va. 
MSC Specialty Films Inc., Clearwater, Fla.


Windows/Window Systems
Andersen Corp., Bayport, Minn.
TRACO/Skytech, Cranberry Township, Pa. 


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