Steve Howes, chief executive officer of Glasslam in Pompano Beach, Fla., 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: Cirrus Powder Coating. The facility will include 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. The powder coating capability fits well into our product categories of laminating, insulating, coloring and decorating.”
Howes says the two spacer systems are currently being installed and will be operational by the end of the year.