Volume 40,   Issue 2                             February  2005

The First Annual USGlass Magazine BIG Book of Lists

There’s no question about it, people love a good list. Just turn on most any cable channel, any night, of the week, and you’re sure to find at least one show that’s ranking something, from restaurants, to movies, to the 50 most “Vegas” moments (a new one on E!). In the early 1990s David Letterman’s nightly Top Ten List was a favorite for many late night TV watchers. Yes, who doesn’t love a good list? 

With that said, have you ever stopped to wonder, who’s on top in the glass and glazing industry? From suppliers, to fabricators, to glazing contractors and glass retailers, USGlass has taken on the challenge to answer that question. Over the next 16 pages you’ll find our first annual BIG book of lists. The first section is a list of companies considered for inclusion; those advertising in this issue are in bold. The second portion offers up our rankings in 40 categories of who we’ve found to be tops in their respective fields. The rankings are based on questionnaires sent in to us, as well as field research and interviews.

A
Access Hardware Supply 
San Leandro, Calif.
Private company
Years in Business: 20
Number of locations: 1
Access Hardware Supply (AHS) offers an inventory of exit devices, door closers, hinges, pivots, thresholds and low-energy door operators, as well as electronic locking devices, latch retraction exit devices, electric strikes, magnetic locks and more.

Accuracy Glass & Mirror
Las Vegas
Private company
Years in business: 17
Number of locations: 1

ACI Distribution 
Memphis, Tenn.
Public company
Parent company: Vitro
Years in business: 133
Number of locations: 52

Action Bullet Resistant
West Islip, N.Y. 
Private company 
Years in business: 20
Number of locations: 1

Advanced Glazings Ltd.
Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
Private company
Years in business: 9
Number of locations: 1

AFG Glass
Kingsport, Tenn.
Public company
Parent Co.: Asahi Glass Co. Ltd.
Years in Business: 27
Number of locations: 55 (including AFGD, now AFG Fabrication)

AGM USA
Pineville, N.C.
Private company
Years in business: 20
Number of locations: 6

A2MG
Blue Springs, Mo.
Private company
Years in Business: 40+
Number of locations: 1

All Glass Parts Inc.
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Private company
Years in business: 26
Number of locations: 1

All Metal Specialties
Jamestown NY
Private company
Years in business: 20
Number of locations: 1

Alumax Bath Enclosures
Magnolia, Ark.
Private company
Parent company: Alcoa 
Years in business: 40+ 
Number of locations: 1

American Glass and Metals
Plymouth, Mich. 
Private company
Years in business: 25
Number of locations: 1

Amerope Enterprises
Boynton Beach, Fla.
Private company
Years in business: 40
Number of locations: 1

Andscot Company
Franklin Park, Ill.
Private company
Years in business: 44
Number of locations: 1

Arch Aluminum & Glass
Tamarac, Fla.
Private company
Years in business: 26
Number of locations: 24
Arch Aluminum & Glass is your true single source® for everything in the glazing industry. Architectural aluminum, insulating, tempered, laminated, mirror and decorative glass gives Arch the most complete product line in the industry.

Armor USA
Coppell, Texas
Private company 
Years in business: 6
Number of locations: 1

Ashton Industrial
Essex, England
Private company
Years in business: 22
Number of locations: 2
Associate Engineering Corp. 
Hustisford, Wis.
Private company
Years in business: 46
Number of locations: 1

Atwood/Spec-Temp
Public company
Years in business: 28
Number of locations: 1
Atwood/Spec-Temp offers glass fabrication capabilities including bending, tempering, screen-printing and insulating. Atwood/Spec-Temp serves many markets including RV, truck caps, heavy truck/bus, ag-construction, marine, furniture and specialty. 

AZON USA
Kalamazoo, Mich.
Private company
Years in business: 28
Number of locations: 5

B
B&B Etching Products Inc.
Sun City, Ariz.
Private company
Years in business: 35
Number of locations: 1

B&W Glass Inc
Cheyenne, Wyo.
Private company
Years in business: 29
Number of locations: 1

Barber Glass Industries Inc.
Guelph, Ontario, Canada
Private company
Years in business: 122
Number of locations: 2

Baudin SARL
Lurcy-Levis, France
Private company
Years in business: 79
Number of locations: 1

Bekaert
Clearwater, Fla.
Private company
Years in business: 30+
Number of locations: 22

Besana-Lovati
Winston-Salem, N.C.
Private company
Years in business: 15
Number of locations: 2
Besana-Lovati Inc. is a subsidiary of CMB Besana and Lovati Fratelli, and is a major supplier of glass working machinery, diamond and polish wheels, suppliers and technical service. 

Bil-Den Glass
Omaha, Neb.
Private company
Years in business: 32

Billco
Zelienople, Pa.
Private company
Years in business: 53+
Number of locations: 1

Brecoflex Co. LLC
Eatontown, N.J. 
Private company
Years in business: 16
Number of locations: 15

Brighton Glass
New Brighton, Pa.
Private company
Years in business: 29
Number of locations: 1

Bromer Inc.
Terrebonne, Quebec, Canada
Private company 
Years in business: 21
Number of locations: 1

C

Capital Tape
Cleveland
Private company
Years in business: 15
Number of locations: 1
Capital Tape supplies a complete line of products used for mirror mounting, door and window glazing, trim attachment, bath enclosure sealing and structural glazing.

Cardinal Corp.
Eden Prairie, Minn
Private company
Years in business: 43
Number of locations: 23

Carter Glass Co. Inc.
Kansas City, Mo. 
Private company
Years in business: 46 
Number of locations: 1

Casso-Solar Corp.
Pomona, N.Y.
Private company
Years in business: 45
Number of locations: 1

CGI International
Merseyside, United Kingdom
Public company
Years in business: 6
Number of locations: 2

CHMI
Keokuk, Iowa
Private company
Years in business: 18
Number of locations: 1

CMS Industries
Hauppauge, N.Y.
Private company
Years in business: 1
Number of locations: 2

Coastal Industries
Jacksonville, Fla.
Private company
Years in business: 33
Number of locations: 2

Colonial Mirror and Glass Corp.
Brooklyn. N.Y.
Private company
Years in business: 75
Number of locations: 1

Columbia Commercial
Building Products
Rockwall, Texas
Private company
Years in business: 12
Number of locations: 2

Commercial Architectural Products 
Englewood, Colo.
Private company
Years in business: 24
Number of locations: 1

Commercial Window Systems Inc.
Sacramento, Calif.
Private company
Years in business: 18
Number of locations: 1

Commonwealth Laminating & Coating Inc.
Martinsville, Va.
Public company
Years in business: 10
Number of locations: 4
Commonwealth Laminating & Coating Inc. is one of the world’s most technologically advanced window film manufacturing facilities in the world. All of its film is manufactured exclusively in Martinsville, Va.

CPFilms Inc.
Martinsville, Va.
Public Company.
Parent company: Solutia Inc.
Years in business: 50
Number of locations: 4
CPFilms Inc., a subsidiary of Solutia Inc., is a manufacturer of solar control and safety window film for both automotive and building applications, and precision coated films for use in a variety of industries. 

C.R. Laurence Co. Inc.
Los Angeles
Private company
Years in business: 43
Number of locations: 22 
(worldwide)
C.R. Laurence Co. Inc. is an ISO 9000 certified manufacturer and supplier, distributing over 30,000 products throughout the United States and Canada through a network of 19 ISO 9002 certified branch distribution centers.

Crystalite
Everett, Wash.
Private company
Years in business: 20
Number of locations: 3

Crystal Window & 
Door Systems Ltd.
Flushing, N.Y.
Private company
Years in business: 15
Number of locations: 8 (including affiliates) 

Custom Glass Corp.
Kittanning, Pa.
Private company
Years in business: 24
Number of locations: 1

D
Deco Products Co.
Decorah, Iowa
Private company
Years in business: 45
Number of locations: 1

Delta Doors
Miami
Private company
Years in business: 15
Number of locations: 1

Denver Glass Interiors
Englewood, Colo. 
Private company
Years in business:15
Number of locations: 2

Dependable Glass Works
Covington, La.
Private company
Years in business: 38
Number of locations: 3

Desert Laminator
Alta Loma, Calif.
Private company
Years in business: 10
Number of locations: 1

Discount Glass & Mirror
San Diego, Calif.
Private company
Years in business: 7
Number of locations: 1

Dlubak Corp. 
Blairsville, Pa.
Private company
Years in business: 54
Number of locations: 2

Dorma Glas 
Upper Marlboro, Md.
Private company
Years in business: 20
Number of locations: 1 
DORMA Glas is a designer and manufacturer of accessories and systems for tempered glass entrances. DORMA Glas products offer the versatility designers demand, resulting in elegant solutions for today’s challenges.

Duo-Gard Industries Inc.
Canton, Mich.
Private company
Years in business: 21
Number of locations: 1

E
e-Skylight.com
Waterboro, Maine
Private company 
Years in business: 16
Number of locations: 1

East Coast Glass Systems Inc.
Richmond, Va.
Private company
Years in business: 16
Number of locations: 1

EAP Glass Inc.
Golden, Colo.
Private company
Years in business: 25
Number of locations: 1

Edgetech I.G. Inc.
Cambridge, Ohio
Private company
Years in business: 16
Number of locations: 3
Edgetech produces the TrueWARM® product line, Super Spacer®, the world’s only all-foam, no metal, warm-edge spacer system. Edgetech offers a complete array of quality IG machinery systems for residential and commercial window, door and insulating glass manufacturers. 

Ed Hoy’s International
Warrenville, Ill.
Private company
Years in business: 32
Number of locations: 1

Enclos Corp.
Eagan, Minn.
Private company
Years in business: 28
Number of locations: 14

Erdman Automation
Princeton, Minn.
Public company
Years in business: 12
Number of locations: 2

Erie Architectural Products
Blenheim, Ontario, Canada
Private company
Years in business: 23
Number of locations: 1
Erie Architectural Products Inc. is a distributor of innovative fabricated engineered curtainwall, storefront, entrances and skylight systems.

F
F. Barkow Inc.
Milwaukee
Private company
Years in business: 126
Number of locations: 1
Established in 1879, F. Barkow is the oldest glass rack manufacturer in the United States, offer-ing a range of products from van racks to full-size transports.

Fenzi North America
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Private company
Years in business: 3
Number of locations: 3

Five Lakes Glass
Elizabethtown, N.C.
Private company
Years in business: 15
Number of locations: 2

Fletcher-Terry Co.
Farmington, Conn.
Private company
Years in business: 136
Number of locations: 2

Franklin Art Glass Studios Inc.
Columbus, Ohio
Private company
Years in business: 81
Number of locations: 1

Frank Lowe Rubber
& Gasket Co. Inc.
Farmingdale, N.Y.
Private company
Years in business: 45+
Number of locations: 1

Functional Fenestration Inc.
Hawthorne, Calif.
Private company
Years in business: 7
Number of locations: 1

Fulton Windows
Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
Private company
Years in business: 28
Number of locations: 2

G
General Glass International Corp.
Secaucus, N.J.
Private company
Years in business: 100+
Number of locations: 4

Glass Group Inc.
Denver, Colo.
Private company
Years in business: 5
Number of locations: 1

Glassrobots Oy
Tampere, Finland
Private company
Years in business: 23
Number of locations: 1
Glassrobots supplies machines for the production of laminated windshields, multi-convection flat tempering machines for coated architectural glass and bending and tempering systems for architectural glass.

Glasstech Inc.
Perrysburg, Ohio
Private company
Years in business: 33
Number of locations: 1

Glas-Weld
Bend, Ore.
Private company
Years in business: 20+
Number of locations: 1
Glas-Weld Systems Inc. is a manufacturer of the patented Pro-Vac windshield repair system and the only distortion-free scratch removal system on the market. 

Global Security Glazing
Selma, Ala.
Private company
Years in business: 24
Number of locations: 1

Globe Glass & Mirror
Clarenoon Hills, Ill.
Private company
Years in business: 41
Number of locations: 3

Goldray Industries Ltd.
Calgary, Alberta.
Private company
Years in business: 6
Number of locations: 1

Groves Inc.
McHenry, Ill.
Private company
Years in business: 25
Number of locations: 1

Guardian Industries
Auburn Hills, Mich.
Private company
Years in business: 73
Number of locations: 22

H
HHH Architectural.
Vancouver, Wash.
Private company
Number of locations: 1
HHH Architectural Tempering Systems designs, manufacturers and installs tempering systems with a focus on reducing energy costs, easing maintenance, accurately monitoring furnace temperature and consistent glass quality.

Hanitatek Window Films
New Berlin, Wis.
Private company
Years in business: 20
Number of locations: 5

Harmon Inc.
Golden Valley, Minn. 
Public; Parent company: Apogee Enterprises
Years in business: 32 
Additional Number of locations: 16

Hartung Glass Industries
Seattle
Private company
Years in business: 81
Number of locations: 11

Hegla Corp.
College Park, Ga.
Private company
Years in business: 29
Number of locations: 3
Hegla is a leading manufacturer of equipment from cutting tables to fully automated loading, stacking, cutting, breakout and conveying systems.

Homasote Co., Pak-Line Division
West Trenton, N.J.
Private company
Years in business: 96
Number of locations: 1
Homasote’s Pak-Line division manufacturers Pak-Line® StapleSafe™ glass pads for packing and shipping glass lites and other glass products. 

I
IGE Solutions
Jupiter, Fla.
Private company 
Years in business: 5
Number of locations: 3

IIMAK/DecoTherm
Amhurst, N.Y.
Public company
Years in business: 22 (IIMAK)
Number of locations: 4

Image Automation Inc.
Worthington, Ohio
Private company
Years in business: 20
Number of locations: 2

Indiana Art Glass
Indianapolis
Private company
Years in business: 21
Number of locations: 1

Industrial Sales Corp.
Westport, Conn.
Private company
Years in business: 25
Number of locations: 1

International Door Closers Inc.
Anaheim, Calif.
Private company
Years in business: 37
Number of locations: 2

J
Janbac S.A.
Vernouillet, France
Private company
Years in business: 58
Number of locations: 1

J. Gorsuch Collins Architectural Glass
Lakewood, Colo.
Private company
Years in business: 27
Number of locations: 1

J. Sussman Inc.
Jamaica, N.Y.
Private company
Years in business: 99
Number of locations: 1

Joseph Machine Co.
Dillsburg, Pa.
Private company
Years in business: 18
Number of locations: 1
Joseph Machine Co. offers more than 30 different styles of in-stock fabrication equipment, as well as custom-designed machinery for use in fabricating aluminum, composite, vinyl or wood materials for fenestration products. 

K
Kawneer Co. Inc.
Norcross, Ga.
Public company
Parent company: Alcoa
Years in business: 100
Number of locations: 24

KMT Systems
Baxter Springs, Kan.
Public company
Years in business: 54
Number of locations: 2
KMT Waterjet Systems is a manufacturer of designed precision in waterjet cutting. Constantly advancing waterjet pressure technology, KMT Waterjet has more motion system options than any other pressure company.

L

Lamatek Inc.
Edgewater Park, N.J.
Private company
Years in business: 21
Number of locations: 1

Lapcraft Inc. USA
Powell, Ohio
Private company
Years in business: 32
Number of locations: 1
Lapcraft Inc. specializes in manufacturing high-quality diamond core drills, diamond discs, diamond saw blades and other diamond tools for the glass industry.

Leed Himmel Industries Inc.
Hamden Conn.
Private company
Years in business: 59
Number of locations: 1

M
Major Industries
Wausau, Wis.
Private company
Years in business: 25
Number of locations: 1

Mainstreet Computers Inc.
Belleville, Mich.
Private company
Years in business: 23
Number of locations: 1

Mayflower Sales Co. Inc.
Brooklyn, N.Y.
Private company
Years in business: 88
Number of locations: 1
Mayflower is a distributor that specializes in access control products, architectural hardware and builders hardware. The company offers a 550-page security sourcebook as well.

Melco Steel Inc.
Azusa, Calif.
Private company
Years in business: 33
Number of locations: 1

Meltdown Glass Art & Design LLC
Chandler, Ariz.
Private company
Years in business: 11
Number of locations: 1

Midwest Wholesale Hardware
Kansas City, Mo.
Private company
Years in business: 25
Number of locations: 1

Minuteman Tool & Repair
Exeter, N.H.
Private company
Years in business: 21
Number of locations: 1

MTH Industries
Hillside, Ill.
Private company
Years in business: 119
Number of locations: 1

N
National Bullet Proof
Hickory Hills, Ill.
Private company
Years in business: 70
Number of locations: 1

North American Glass Equipment
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Private company
Years in business: 30+
Number of locations: 5

O
Oldcastle Glass
Rosemont, Ill.
Public company
Parent company: CRH
Years in business: 30+
Number of locations: 40+

P
Palmer Mirro-Mastics
Louisville, Ky.
Private company
Years in business: 94
Number of locations: 1

Pilkington North America
Toledo, Ohio
Public company
Years in business: 179 (Pilkington plc)
Number of locations: 3 (float plants)

Pistorius Machine 
Hauppauge, N.Y.
Private company
Years in business: 68
Number of locations: 1

PPG Industries
Pittsburgh
Public company
Years in business: 122
Number of locations: 8
PPG’s Certified Fabricator Program is a nationwide fabricator network that offers exclusive access to high-performance coated glass from PPG, fast-track delivery, in-stock replacement, exceptional service and the industry’s most rigorous training and quality assurance program.

Polytronix Inc
Richardson, Texas
Private company
Years in business: 25
Number of locations: 1
Polytronix Inc. has been a manufacturer of "polyvision" glass, commonly called PDLC privacy glass or electrically switchable glass. Unlike similar products made overseas, "polyvision" glass has a proven field life of more than ten years.

Precision Glass Bending
Greenwood, Ark.
Private company
Years in business: 11
Number of locations: 1
Precision Glass Bending is a specialist in the custom fabrication of bent glass for architecture, fixtures and furniture or transportation. Capabilities include bent glass kinds—annealed, heat-strengthened, tempered, laminated and insulating.

Protective Armored Systems
Lee, Mass.
Private company
Years in business: 15
Number of locations: 1

Pulp Studio
Los Angeles, Calif.
Private company
Years in business: 8
Number of locations: 1

Q
Quality Enclosures Inc.
Central Islip, N.Y.
Private company
Years in business: 15
Number of locations: 2

Quest Software
St. Johns, Mich.
Private company
Years in business: 17
Number of locations: 1

R
Ramapo Sales & Marketing
Charleston, S.C.
Private company
Years in business: 25
Number of locations: 2

Rebco Inc.
Paterson, N.J.
Private company
Years in business: 51
Number of locations: 1

Renko Saar Nova Canada Inc.
Montreal
Private company
Years in business: 30
Number of locations: 6

Richter Enterprises
Newnan, Ga.
Private company
Years in business: 4
Number of locations: 1

Ridgeview Glass Inc.
Upper Marlboro, Md.
Private company 
Years in business: 23
Number of locations: 1

RiteScreen
Elizabethville, Pa.
Private company
Years in business: 56
Number of locations: 9
RiteScreen is a nationwide screen manufacturer, producing more than 30,000 window screens and 5,000 patio screens per day. With nine plants across the United States, we are capable of producing and shipping all screen needs just in time.

Rockwood Mfg.
Rockwood, Pa.
Private company
Years in business: 59
Number of locations: 1

S
SAFTI, a division of O’Keeffee’s
San Francisco
Private company
Years in business: 23 (SAFTI); 70 (O’Keeffe’s)
Number of locations: 2
SAFTI has more than 20 years of experience providing fire-rated glass and framing solutions that offer “freedom of design with peace of mind™”— maximum protection and design flexibility for any application. 

Seppic Inc.
Fairfield, N.J.
Private company
Years in business 15
Number of locations: 1

Shat-R-Proof
Savage, Minn.
Private company
Years in business: 83
Number of locations: 1

Sheffield Plastics Inc.
Sheffield, Mass.
Public company
Parent company: Bayer
Years in business: 56
Number of locations: 2

Soft Tech America Inc.
Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
Private company
Years in business: 20
Number of locations: 5

Solar Concepts
Indianapolis 
Private company
Years in business: 25
Number of locations: 1

Solvay Chemicals
Houston
Public company
Years in business: 144
Number of locations: 160+

Southeastern Aluminum Products
Jacksonville, Fla.
Private company
Years in business: 53
Number of locations: 2

Southern Aluminum Finishing Co.
Atlanta
Private company
Years in business: 60
Number of locations: 3

Spectrum Glass Co.
Woodinville, Wash.
Private company
Years in business: 25
Number of locations: 1

SRD Design Corp.
York, Pa.
Private company 
Years in business: 7
Number of locations: 1

Structural Glass
Houston
Private company
Years in business: 20
Number of locations: 1

T
Taco Metals Inc.
Miami
Private company
Years in business: 46
Number of locations: 5

Tamglass Ltd. Oy
Tampere, Finland
Public company
Parent company: Kyro Corp.
Years in business: 30+
Number of locations: 21

Technical Glass Products
Kirkland, Wash.
Private company
Years in business: 25
Number of locations: 2
Since 1980 Technical Glass Products has supplied the architectural and industrial communities with fire-rated glazing and framing materials. The company says it is committed to providing reliable, rapid service and outstanding product options.

Tec-n-Tec Inc
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Private company
Years in business: 33
Number of locations: 1

Tem-Pace Inc.
Niles, Mich.
Private company
Years in business: 18
Number of locations: 1

Thad Ziegler Glass
San Antonio, Texas
Private company
Years in business: 112
Number of locations: 8

Trimco
Los Angeles
Private company
Years in business: 56
Number of locations: 3

TruSeal Technologies
Beachwood, Ohio
Public company
Parent company: Quanex Corp.
Years in business: 8
Number of locations: 2
TruSeal is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of insulating glass sealant systems and accessories. Formerly a division of Tremco Inc., TruSeal was formed in 1997 and is part of the Quanex Corp. Building Products Group.

U
UltraFab Inc.
Farmington, N.Y.
Private company
Years in business: 35
Number of locations: 1
UltraFab currently produces the most comprehensive line of pile seals and has recently announced UCx, a partnership with Central Plastics that will provide an extensive line of high-quality extruded seals.

United States Aluminum
Waxahachie, Texas
Private company
Years in business: 45
Number of locations: 5sive line of high-quality extruded seals.

Unruh Fab
Sedgwick, Kan.
Private company
Years in business: 30
Number of locations: 2
For more than 30 years Unruh Fab Inc. has been building glass rack trucks and accessories. The company offers aluminum, carbon steel or stainless steel pickup and van racks, as well as large trailers. 

V
V-Kool
Houston
Private company
Years in business: 7
Number of locations: 1

Vesuvius McDanel
Brussels, Belgium
Private company
Years in business: 88
Number of locations: 121

Vetrotech Saint-Gobain 
Auburn, Wash.
Public Company
Years in business: 7
Number of locations: 1
As a worldwide supplier, VETROTECH Saint-Gobain offers the industry’s broadest range of clear, fire and safety rated glazing products, including complete door and framing systems manufactured in North America.

Viracon
Owatonna, Minn.
Public company
Parent company: Apogee Enterprises
Years in business: 36
Number of locations: 2

Vistawall Architectural Products
Terrell, Texas
Public company
Parent company: BlueScope Steel
Years in business: 42
Number of locations: 22

Visteon
Van Buren Township, Mich.
Public company
Years in business: 5 (spun off from Ford Motor Co. in 2000)
Number of locations: 2 (glass)

Vitrododi
Italy
Private company
Years in business: 78
Number of locations: 50

Vitro
Monterrey, Mexico
Public company
Years in business: 37
Number of locations: 11

W
Walker & Laberge Co.
Norfolk, Va.
Private company
Years in business: 58
Number of locations: 2

Wausau Window and Wall Systems
Wausau, Wis.
Public company
Parent company: Apogee Enterprises
Years in business: 49
Number of locations: 5
Wausau Window and Wall Systems is an industry leader in engineering window and curtainwall systems for commercial and institutional construction applications. Wausau strives to maintain the highest level of customer service, communication and overall satisfaction.

Wendt USA
Wixom, Mich.
Private company
Years in business: 30+
Number of locations: 8

Wood’s Powr-Grip Co. Inc.
Laurel, Mont.
Private company
Years in business: 40
Number of locations: 1
Since 1964 Wood’s Powr-Grip’s hand-held vacuum cups, multi-purpose and high volume production below-the-hook vacuum lifters have moved glass from the factory floor to final installation.

Wrisco Industries
Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.
Private company
Years in business: 88
Number of locations: 5

W&W Glass 
Nanuet, N.Y.
Private company
Years in business: 60
Number of locations: 1
W&W is primarily a commercial architectural contractor in the New York metropolitan area, and the sole source for the Pilkington Planar system in all of North America.

WWP Enterprises
Anniston, Al.
Private company
Years in business: 18
Number of locations: 1

Y
YKK AP
Parent Company: YKK
50 years in business (worldwide); 
20 years (U.S.)
Austell, Ga.
Number of locations: 9

The next pages represent our first year at ranking the glass industry's biggest players, from largest to smallest, in a variety of categories. The lists were compiled based on information provided by the companies (though some were shy about releasing it), as well as industry reports and statistics, field research and interviews conducted by USGlass staff members. 

We plan to make this list an annual feature; one that will serve as a resource and guide to and for the industry. We also expect it to grow tremendously. If you would like your company considered for the 2006 list visit www.glass.com/onlyhere and fill out the online form. You may e-mail it to echilcoat@glass.com or fax to 540/72-5687.

Top Seven Float Glass Manufacturers 
PPG Industries Inc.
Pilkington (In North America)
Cardinal Corp.*
AFG Glass Inc.
Guardian Industries Corp.
Vitro S.A. de C.V.
Visteon
*Note: Cardinal’s float lines are primarily used to supply its fabrication plants, which cater to residential window companies.

Top Five Tempered Glass Fabricators 
Viracon
Oldcastle Glass Inc.
Arch Aluminum & Glass Co. Inc.
AFG Glass
ACI Distribution

Top Five Insulating Glass Fabricators 
Viracon
Oldcastle Glass Inc.
Arch Aluminum & Glass Co. Inc.
AFG Glass
ACI Distribution

Top Five Low-E Glass Manufacturers 
PPG Industries Inc.*
Pilkington
Cardinal*
Guardian Industries Corp.
AFG Glass Co.
*According to sources, PPG’s and Cardinal’s sputter-coating lines are used primarily for residential glazing.

Top Five Bent Glass Companies, 
(Exclusive of Manufacturers)

Precision Glass Bending
Dlubak Corp.
Standard Bent Glass
Oldcastle Glass Inc.
Atwood Mobile Products/Spec-Temp

Top Five Laminated Glass Fabricators 
Viracon
Oldcastle Glass Inc.
Arch Aluminum & Glass Co. Inc.
AFG Glass
ACI Distribution

Top Five Beveled Glass Companies, 
(Exclusive of Manufacturers)

Hartung Glass
Dlubak Corp.
Barber Glass Industries
General Glass International
Ed Hoy’s International

Top Five Fire-Rated Glass Companies, 
(Exclusive of Manufacturers)

SAFTI a division of O’Keeffe’s
Technical Glass Products
CGI International
Vetrotech Saint-Gobain
McGrory Glass

Top Eight Spandrel Glass Companies,
(Exclusive of Manufacturers)

Viracon
Oldcastle Glass Inc.
AFG Glass 
Hartung Glass
Dlubak Corp.
Arch Aluminum & Glass Co. Inc.
PPG Industries
Pilkington 

Top Three Restoration-Type Glass Companies,
(Exclusive of Manufacturers)

Hartung Glass
General Glass International Corp.
McGrory Glass
Bendheim

Top Ten Decorative Glass Companies,
(Exclusive of Manufacturers)

Dependable Glass Works Ltd. 
Dlubak Corp.
Joel Berman Glass Studios
Nathan Allan Glass Studios
Goldray Corp.
Franklin Art Glass
General Glass International
Ed Hoy’s International
Indiana Art Glass
Meltdown Glass

Top Eight Architectural Metal Companies, 
(Exclusive of Manufacturers)
Kawneer
YKK AP
Vistawall Architectural Products
Wausau Window and Wall Systems
Arch Aluminum & Glass Co. Inc.
United States Aluminum 
Taco Metals
Wrisco Industries Inc.

Top Five Pattern Glass Companies,
(Exclusive of Manufacturers)

AFG Glass
Arch Aluminum & Glass Co. Inc.
Atwood Mobile Products/Spec-Temp
Barber Glass Industries
General Glass International

Top Three High-Performance Coated Glass Companies,
(Exclusive of Manufacturers)

Viracon
Guardian Industries Corp.
AFG Glass

Top 25 Glazing Contractors 
Company                                 Annual Revenue
Harmon Inc.                             $180 million
Enclos Corp.                            $131.6 million
Walters & Wolf                        $115 million 
Trainor Glass Co.                     $ 74 million
W&W Glass Systems               $ 55 million
Karas & Karas Glass Co.         $ 45.9 million
Haley-Greer                             $ 43.1 million 
TSI Exterior Wall Systems Inc. $ 24.1 million
Masonry Arts Inc.                     $ 24 million
Tower Glass Inc.                       $ 24 million
MTH Industries                         $ 22.8 million
Admiral Glass & Mirror             $ 20 million 
APG America Inc.                     $ 19.1 million
Builders Architectural                 $ 18 million
East Coast Glass Systems          $ 17.8 million
Giroux Glass Inc.                       $ 16.2 million 
A2MG Inc.                                $ 16 million
American Glass & Metal Corp.  $ 15 million
Walker & Laberge Co. Inc.       $ 15 million
Carter Glass Co. Inc.                 $ 14 million
Thad Ziegler Glass Ltd.              $ 12 million 
Ridgeview Glass Inc.                  $ 10.4 million
Flower City Glass                      $ 9 million
Accuracy Glass & Mirror           $ 6.5 million
Bil-Den Glass                             $ 6 million

Top Eight Safety & Security Glass Companies,
(Exclusive of Manufacturers)

Viracon
Oldcastle Glass Inc.
Arch Aluminum & Glass Co. Inc.
Sheffield Plastics
Norment
Pulp Studio
Global Security Glazing
Action Bullet Resistant

Top Five Wired Glass Companies 
Pilkington
Arch Aluminum & Glass Co. Inc.
Barber Glass Industries
General Glass International Corp.
Technical Glass Products 

Top Four Screenprinted Glass Companies, 
(Exclusive of Manufacturers)

Barber Glass Industries 
Arch Aluminum & Glass Co. Inc. 
Atwood Mobile Products/Spec-Temp
Dlubak Corp.

Top Five Mirror Companies,
(Exclusive of Manufacturers)

Guardian Industries Corp.
Stanley Mirror
Binswanger Glass
Arch Aluminum & Glass Co. Inc.
Gardner Glass Products

Top Ten Door Hardware Companies
Rockwood Manufacturing
International Door Closers
JLM Wholesale Inc.
Midwest Wholesale Hardware
Dorma Glas
Trimco
CHMI
Mayflower Sales Co.
Kawneer
Functional Fenestration

Glass Retailers, 20 or More Employees
Company                              Annual Revenue
Glass America Flat Glass       $ 9.5 million
EAP Glass Inc.                      $ 7 million
Denver Glass Interiors Inc.     $ 5 million
Discount Glass & Mirror        $ 4 million
B+W Glass Inc.                     $ 3 million

Top Four Glass Racks & Trucks Companies
Unruh Fab
F. Barkow Inc.
Schodorf Truck Body 
& Equipment Co.
Bromer Inc.

Top 20 Machinery & Equipment Companies
Tamglass Ltd. Oy
Lisec America
Bystronic Inc.
CMS, distributed by Salem Distributing Co.
Schiatti, distributed by DeGorter
For.El S.p.A.
Glasstech Inc. 
North American Glass Equipment
Forvet, distributed by IGE Solutions
Besana-Lovati Inc.
Glassrobots Oy
Erdman Automation Corp.
KMT Systems
Joseph Machine Co.
Pistorious Machine Co. Inc.
Vitrododi International Co. S.p.A. 
Casso-Solar Corp.
Ashton Industrial Sales Ltd.
Hegla Corp.
Billco Manufacturing Inc.

Top Six Commercial Window Companies,
(Exclusive of Manufacturers)

YKK AP
Wausau Window and Wall Systems
Crystal Window & Doors Systems
Columbia Commercial Building Products
Fulton Windows
Rebco Inc.

Top Three Handling Equipment Companies,
(Exclusive of Manufacturers)

Wood’s Powr Grip Co. Inc.
Hegla Corp.
Groves Inc.

Top Four Insulating Glass Products Companies,
(Exclusive of Manufacturers)

TruSeal Technologies
Edgetech I.G. Inc.
AZON USA
Fenzi North America

Top 20 Curtainwall Companies, 
(Exclusive to Manufacturers)

Kawneer
Vistawall Architectural Products
YKK AP
Wausau Window & Wall Systems
United States Aluminum
Arch Aluminum & Glass Co. Inc.
EFCO Corp.
Alumicor Ltd.
Enclos Corp.
Fulton Windows
Major Industries
Wrisco Industries Inc.
Leed Himmel Industries Inc.
Delta Doors
Erie Architectural Products
Duo-Gard
Commercial Architectural Products
Renko Saar Nova Canada Inc.
Action Bullet Resistant
Pittco Architectural Metals Inc

Top 15 Storefronts & Entrances Manufacturers
Kawneer
Vistawall
YKK AP
United States Aluminum
Arch Aluminum & Glass Co. Inc.
Dorma Glas
Fulton Windows
Action Bullet Resistant 
Erie Architectural Products 
Technical Glass Products
Leed Himmel Industries Inc.
Rebco Inc.
Alumicor Ltd.
Taco Metals
Wrisco Industries Inc.

Sing Along: Glass Song Titles 
Walking on Broken Glass (Annie Lennox)
Through the Looking Glass (The Monkeys)
Broken Glass (Cyndi Lauper)
The Man in the Glass (James Brown)
Piece of Glass (Caedmon’s Call)
Looking Glass (Yanni)
Dancing on Glass (Motley Crüe)
Julie Through the Glass (Carley Simon)
Glass Onion (Phish)
Empty Glass (The Who)
Heart of Glass (Blondie)
Man in the Mirror (Michael Jackson)

Top Four Mirror Products & Supplies Companies,
(Exclusive of Manufacturers)

Palmer Mirro-Mastics
Gunther Mirror Mastics
Capital Tape Co.
Andscot Co.

Top Six Window Hardware Companies
RiteScreen Co.
UltraFab Inc.
All Glass Parts
SRD Design Corp.
Deco Products Co.
Functional Fenestration

Top Four Shower Door Companies (selling into the glass industry)
Alumax Bath Enclosures
Coastal Industries
Southeastern Aluminum Products
Coral Industries

Fabricators to Watch (listed alphabetically)
Company                                          Location
Desert Glass Products                       North Las Vegas, Nev.
Edge Seal Technologies                     Walton Hills, Ohio
General Glass International Corp.       Secaucus, N.J.
Goldray Corp.                                   Calgary, Alberta, Canada
J.E. Berkowitz                                   Westville, N.J.
Northwestern Industries                     Seattle
Craftsmen Fabricated Glass               Houston
Trulite                                                Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
United Glass Corp.                            Louisville, Ky.
Virginia Glass Products                      Martinsville, Va.

Top Four Shower Door Hardware Companies
Southeastern Aluminum Products
Quality Enclosures
All Glass Parts
Industrial Sales

Up & Comers
Years in Business        Company 
4                                 Richter Enterprises 
5                                 Glass Group Inc. 
5                                 IGE Solutions 
6                                 Goldray Industries Ltd. 
6                                 Armor USA 
7                                 Discount Glass & Mirror 
7                                 Functional Fenestration Inc. 
7                                 Vetrotech Saint-Gobain 
7                                 SRD Design Corp. 
7                                 V-Kool 
8                                 Pulp Studio 
9                                 Advanced Glazings Ltd. 

Top Five Software Manufacturers
Albat + Wirsam 
North America Inc.
Mainstreet Computers Inc. 
Quest Software
Glass Group Inc.
Soft Tech

Glass on the Big Screen: Glass Movie Titles
Shattered Glass
City of Glass
Glass House
Heart of Glass
The Glass Menagerie
Glass War
Through the Looking Glass
Man in the Glass Booth
Short Night of Glass Dolls
In the Glass Cage

Top Ten Skylight & Overhead Glazing Companies,
(Exclusive of Manufacturers)

Kawneer
Naturalite (Vistawall)
Architectural Skylight Co. Inc.
Wasco Products Inc.
Fulton Windows
Arch Aluminum & Glass Co. Inc.
Major Industries
Crystal Lite
Erie Architectural
Duo-Gard

10 Oldest Companies in the Industry
Years in Business    Company City/State 
179                         PilkingtonNorth America Toledo, Ohio
136                         Fletcher-Terry Co. Farmington, Conn.
133                         ACI Distribution Memphis, Tenn.
126                         F. Barkow Milwaukee, Wis.
122                         Barber Glass Industries Guelph, Ontario
122                         PPG Industries Inc. Pittsburgh, Pa.
119                         MTH Industries Chicago, Ill.
112                         Thad Ziegler Glass San Antonio, Texas
100+                      General Glass International Corp. Secaucus, N.J.
100                         Kawneer Norcross, Ga. 


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