Volume 42, Issue 3 - March 2007
GlasWeld Celebrates Silver Anniversary With an Eye on Environmental Awareness
GlasWeld in Bend, Ore., is celebrating its silver anniversary this year. Founded in 1982 by glass repair pioneer Hap Alexander, GlasWeld is now entering its 25th year of creating equipment, systems and processes for repairing damaged glass.
“This year not only marks a major chronological milestone for GlasWeld, but it also launches our new campaign for environmental awareness,” said Mike Boyle, president. “For GlasWeld, the leap from saving glass to saving the environment isn’t a broad one. In fact, saving existing glass keeps it out of landfills, since architectural glass and windshields are generally not recyclable. It also eliminates the high amount of energy used to produce a single lite of new glass.”
Over the next year, GlasWeld will be actively working to create awareness about affecting global change. Throughout 2007 the company will be releasing information about how businesses can lessen their impact on the planet and create opportunities for change.
“Historically, GlasWeld has always played a key role in shaping the glass repair industry,” said Boyle. “We hope that this influence will continue to solidify as we send out a call to others to start thinking globally.” www.glasweld.com/ecofusion
SAF Opens Western U.S. Plant
Products available from the new branch will include next-day-out extrusions and prefinished sheet. Fabrication services include shear, press brake and welding.
“We see tremendous construction growth potential throughout the West,” said project manager Jim McClatchey. “From this Northern California location on I-5, a major transportation artery, we’ll be able to offer overnight delivery of anodized and mill finish aluminum to most of the West Coast.” www.saf.com
Novum Opens Western Regional Office
“Novum has a long history of building complex glass structures across the Western United States, including the Sea-Tac International Airport in Seattle, Foundry Square in San Francisco and the Reagan Library Air Force One Museum in Simi Valley,” said Ian Collins, president. “The new office allows us to better service the ever-increasing demand for specialty glass structures in the area.” www.novumstructures.com
Omni Glass and Paint Begins Construction of New Headquarters
“The existing facility is very limited as far as space, and we exceeded our capacity here,” said Dave VanderZanden, vice president of Omni Glass. “There’s no room to expand and we’re working in inferior conditions here because we’re so cramped. The new facility will be approximately double the size we have now, and there’s additional acreage for future growth.”
VanderZanden added that the new facility will feature up-to-date fabrication equipment, including polishing machines and fabrication saws. www.omnigp.com
SAFTI FIRST Redesigns Its Web Space
The redesign was a year in the making and offers new features that
Wausau Website Features Product Details
“Based on feedback from glazing contractors and architects, we have re-organized the site to quickly provide the information they seek,” said Dave DeBettignies, sales and marketing coordinator. “Using an interconnected menu system, visitors can now access nearly any product, service or project description with fewer than three clicks from our homepage. Those seeking more in-depth information can download these files to their own computers for immediate use and for future reference.” www.wausauwindow.com