Sapa Announces $2 Million Expansion of
Anodizing Operations in Miami
Sapa Profiles North America in Rosemont, Ill., will invest $2 million
in a major expansion of anodizing operations at its Miami, Fla., plant.
Completion and full operation is slated for the mid-first quarter of 2012.
The expansion will make Sapa’s Miami operation the largest aluminum anodizing
facility in the Southeastern United States. “This investment will more
than double our Miami anodizing capacity to over 13 million pounds annually,”
says Sam Tingler, Miami plant manager. “We will offer a full range of
services in clear and electrolytic colored anodic coatings as well as
acid etch. Further, it demonstrates our continued commitment to this facility,
the surrounding community and the regional market.”
Miami’s new anodizing lines will feature “green applications” for the
building and construction market, and also serve solar/renewable energy
and automotive customers.
Florida Powder Coating Gets New Management
Glasslam CEO Steve Howes, in a partnership with Pat Argento, owner of
Hurricane ImpactGlass and Aluminum, has purchased Florida Powder Coating
in Lantana, Fla., and formed a new company named Cirrus Powder Coating.
The facility sports two automated spacer manufacturing systems that will
produce Air-Tight™ S silicone spacer.
“Because of the size of the facility, we decided to expand our spacer
manufacturing with our new in-line technology spacer systems,” Howes says.
“There turns out to be a lot of synergies with powder coating and our
other businesses that we can utilize in this new plant.”
PRL Glass Completes New Facility
PRL Glass of City of Industry, Calif., has completed a new 98,000-square-foot
manufacturing facility to add to its existing 150,000-square-foot glass
and aluminum plants, according to a release issued by the company.
The new plant features a laminated glass line, an automatic float and
laminated glass cutting lines and a 96- by 172-inch tempering oven. It
has begun fabricating laminated glass and oversized tempered glass.
Frank Messa Launches Enviralum Industries
Frank Messa, former vice president of SMI Systems, has launched Enviralum
Industries Inc. in Miami. The new company will offer pre-glazed entrance
and storefront systems, featuring both impact and non-impact resistant
designs with Miami-Dade County approval, to the Southeast region of the
Messa sees a distinct gap in the glass entrance and storefront marketplace,
especially in Florida, where hurricane and flooding requirements can make
product development especially challenging. “During the recession, many
of the players in this marketplace were bought by larger companies that
didn’t have a focus on the unique needs of high velocity wind zones,”
Messa says. “Glazing contractors have also been hit hard, and many don’t
have the manpower they once had, so this creates an opportunity for the
use of pre-glazed systems.”
Cleer Vision Windows Inc., an Elkhart, Ind.-based manufacturer
of RV windows and other specialty vehicle products, has acquired Santelli
Tempered Glass Elkhart LLC, which also is based in Elkhart. http://www.cleervision.com
Officials at Solutia Inc. of St. Louis and its wholly-owned subsidiary,
Backbone Acquisition Sub Inc., which was formed for the purpose of acquiring
Southwall Technologies Inc. of Palo Alto, Calif., announced in
late November the successful completion of the tender offer for all of
the outstanding shares of common stock of Southwall at a purchase price
of $13.60 per share in cash ...
The NSG Group has debuted a new logo to help viewers ?recognize
that [it is] a single and distinctive company, while at the same time
retain[ing] the valuable Pilkington brand name.? Company officials say
the term ?Pilkington? will now be a ?product brand mark.? http://www.nsg.com
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