Volume 42, Issue 5 - May 2007

Distribution & Production

Coastal Expands with Texas Distribution Center
Coastal Industries, headquartered in Jacksonville, Fla., plans to open a 10,000-square-foot Texas facility this month that will serve the Houston, Austin and San Antonio metro areas.

“With our continued success in Jacksonville and Atlanta, we are looking forward to expanding our services in new areas,” says Ray Adams, president. “This location will better serve our customers in the south central region and beyond.”

Mike Hinson, long-time Coastal employee and current Jacksonville customer service manager, will serve as the general manager of the Houston distribution center. Steve Turner, Coastal’s western regional manager, will also be relocating to the Houston area, where he will be responsible for outside sales.

In addition to its Jacksonville and Houston locations, Coastal also operates a distribution center in Atlanta that services metro-Atlanta customers. www.coastalind.com

GGI Opens West Coast Warehouse
General Glass International (GGI) in Secaucus, N.J., opened a West Coast specialty glass warehouse in Othello, Wash., to better serve the growing demand for decorative glass in the residential and commercial construction markets. The warehouse will allow GGI to service its Western customers more quickly than it could in the past.

“We have been supplying the market mainly east of the Rockies for nearly a decade,” says David Balik, president of GGI. “We are excited to now make these products available to our West Coast customers with an improved level of service and a broader range of products.” www.generalglass.com

SAF Opens West Coast Facility
Atlanta-based Southern Aluminum Finishing Co. (SAF) opened its Western plant operations in Redding, Calif. The 20,000-square-foot SAF West facility will distribute and fabricate aluminum sheet and extrusions for the commercial construction market. In addition to expanding the company’s national distribution and production services, the new location will also augment the company’s Western division sales office in San Diego.

“We see tremendous construction growth potential throughout the West,” says SAF 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 

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Crystal Window & Door Systems in Flushing, N.Y., replaced its entire insulating glass unit (IGU) production operations equipment. The new system combines machinery and software, and includes I-3 Intercept® spacer line equipment, desiccant/sealant extruders, a glass washing unit and an integrated automatic oven/roll press, from GED Integrated Solutions.

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