Volume 47, Issue 2 - February 2012

CompanyNews

Hartung Glass Industries Acquires Trulite’s Dallas Facility
Officials at Hartung Glass Industries (HGI) of Seattle and Trulite Glass and Aluminum Solutions of Deerfield Beach, Fla., have signed an agreement under which HGI has acquired the former Farmers Branch, Texas, location of Trulite. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

“The HGI Dallas acquisition advances the company’s mission of controlled growth and to increase its presence as the leading supplier of fabricated glass products throughout the West and South,” says Nick Sciola, president and owner of HGI.

The Farmers Branch location was formerly operated by Vitro America, acquired by Trulite last year.

“The combination of three companies to form Trulite clearly allowed for some site consolidation,” says Jeff Leone, Trulite CEO. “We had an extra building in Dallas and we sold it. [We] consolidated two sites into one.”

The 82,000-square-foot facility has been operating as HGI Dallas. “Transition is still underway so employees and capacity will be growing with the location requirements in the coming months,” says Kirk Johnson, director of sales at HGI. “Hartung has been hiring new talent in key roles as positions are required.”

Agalite Arlington (a division of HGI) is sharing the new plant and has already moved operations, according to the news release. The company plans on installing new equipment throughout 2012.
www.hartung-glass.com

Clarification
A photo credit was inadvertently missing from our story on shower doors in the January 2012 issue. The photo on pages 28-29 was provided courtesy of Agalite Shower & Bath Enclosures.





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