Volume 38, Issue 5, May 2003

CompanyNews

Fulton Windows Expands: 
Opens New Facility

Fulton Windows of Mississauga, Ontario, has moved into a new 128,000-square-foot facility only a few blocks from its smaller, previous address. Formerly operating out of three separate buildings, the company has consolidated its processes into a larger facility that incorporates its curtainwall, window production and aluminum inventories in a single building. 

The move began in February with a plant switchover staged over the course of approximately six weeks, in order to minimize disruption during production.

According to company president Fred Fulton, “We are enjoying efficiencies thanks to streamlined production lines, lean manufacturing philosophies, a clean and well-lit work environment, improved shipping docks and the ability to better administer quality control initiatives.”

 

PPG’s Vice President of Flat Glass Talks About 
Glass Innovations on Pittsburgh Television

To talk about the numerous changes in flat glass technologies that have taken place over the past ten years, Mark Orcutt, PPG’s vice president of flat glass, appeared on Pittsburgh’s KDKA-TV business news program, “The Sunday Business Page,” on March 30. The program was hosted by Bill Flanagan, who introduced PPG as “an innovator and one of Southwestern Pennsylvania’s leading technology incubators.” 

Topics discussed included PPG’s SunClean™ self-cleaning glass as well as advancements in low-E glass products. They also discussed a number of Pittsburgh landmarks that use PPG’s Solarban 60 solar control, low-E glass, such as the Peterson Events Center on the University of Pittsburgh’s campus, Heinz Field and the new David L. Lawrence Convention Center.

Flanagan said PPG was carving a “niche for itself in some ways with some of these buildings pioneering the use of these environmentally friendly products.”
“You will continue to see that here and elsewhere,” said Orcutt, referring to PPG’s new Oceans of Colors line. (For more on Oceans of Color see the April USGlass, page 60.)
For more information, visit www.ppg.com.

Lenhardt Technology and AIT AG Honored 
Lenhardt Maschinenbau GmbH and AIT Applied Information Technologies received the Microsoft prize for the .Net Factory project at CEBIT 2003. According to a news release, the innovative and modular solution for the visualization and processing of information in automation technology took first place in the customer projects/major customers category. The .Net Factory was named solution of the year for 2003.

“In co-operation with AIT Applied Information Technologies AG … led by Dipl.Ing. Rudolf Günther, the integrated solution was geared toward the needs of the global market, thus expanding our technological leadership,” said Christian Daniel, technical director and executive vice president of Lenhardt Maschinenbau GmbH.
For more information, visit www.bystronicusa.com.

 
Let The Games Begin
The National Sunroom Association is accepting entries for its 2003 Design Awards, which recognize excellence in the design and installation of sunrooms, solariums and patio enclosures. Judging criteria is based on energy efficiency and how the sunroom, patio or solarium enhances the architecture and natural surroundings of the home and its energy efficiency. 

Prizes will be offered for the winners in three categories separated by levels of cost. Entry is open to all sunroom dealers in the United States and Canada for any project completed in 2002.
For more information and an entry form, visit the association’s website at www.nationalsunroom.org

Hiawatha Opens West Coast Office
Hiawatha Inc. has opened a new location in Commerce, Calif., that will service the Western United States. The company’s Bloomington, Minn., location will continue to service the East and Midwest regions.

Sales for the United States and Canada will be managed by Ernie Strickland, vice president of sales, and Chris Pilon, national sales manager. 
Strickland said the addition of manufacturing and stock in California will be beneficial to customers in the Western States. 


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