Volume 36, Issue 11, November 2001
Flour City’s Contract Termination Sends Projects to New Glazing Subs
Until recently, Flour City International, based in Kingsport, Tenn., was considered by many to be one of the world’s most stable glazing contractors. But on August 27, the company announced the termination of several large contracts—including the Random House World Headquarters project, the Four Seasons Hotel & Tower project, the Las Olas City Center project and the Trump World Towers project (see September 2001 USGlass, page 40 for related story).
While Flour City was unavailable for comment, one metal manufacturer said Flour City had virtually closed down. Glenn Heitmann, president and chief executive officer of Heitmann & Associates Inc., agreed. “There’s a skeleton of people left there,” said Heitmann. “A lot of their contracts have been re-assigned, re-bid or associated with others.” Contract glaziers taking on some of the projects include Harmon Ltd., Permasteelisa, Glassalum and Architectural Wall Systems Inc. “Those projects are all in various stages,” said Heitmann.
In the October issue of USGlass (see Roll, Maybe, Roll, page 61), a printer error caused a formula in the article to be printed incorrectly. The correct formula is as follows: (Distortion = 4p2W/L2). We regret the error.
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