Volume 38, Issue 5, May 2003
PPG Certifies Twenty-Five Fabricators
Pittsburgh-based PPG Industries has announced that 25 architectural glass facilities in North America have now been certified as part of the PPG Certified Fabricator Program. PPG says it now has the largest number of members since the programs launch in 2001.
Since establishing this innovative business model for architectural glass fabrication and delivery, we have made construction project scheduling easier and more reliable by removing glass from the critical path, said Scott Smith, PPG architectural market manager. We are seeing high-performance, energy-saving glasses specified on construction projects where they were precluded in the past by tight schedules and glass delivery lead times historically as along as 12 to 20 weeks. Now, PPG Certified Fabricator Program members deliver these highly desirable glasses routinely within three to four weeks, and most job site damage replacements in days, said Scott.
The 25 PPG Certified Fabricators are:
ACI Distribution-Farmers Branch, Texas; Greensboro, N.C.; and Oceanside
and Stockton, Calif.
Arch Aluminum & Glass Co. Inc. Kansas City, Kan.; Villa Rica, Ga.; Waukesha,
Wis.; and Phoenix.
April Industries Inc.- Montreal.
J.E. Berkowitz L.P. Westville, N.J.
Craftsman Fabricated Glass Inc. Houston.
Milgard Tempering Inc. Dixon, Calif.
Northwestern Industries Inc. Seattle.
Oldcastle Glass Atlanta; Burnaby, British Columbia; Denver; Grand Prairie, Texas;
Los Angeles; Perrysburg, Ohio; Warrenton, Mo.; and Wausau, Wis.
Solar Seal Co.- South Easton, Mass.
Trulite Industries Toronto.
United Glass Corp. Hartung Glass Industries, Seattle; and PDC Glass and Metal
Services Inc., Cheswick, Pa.
For more information, visit www.ppg.com.
New Express Service Program Underway at YKK
To help customers ensure they have all their materials in the necessary lead times, Austell, Ga.-based YKK AP has created the YKK Express Service! (YES!).
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