Hartung Glass Industries Acquires NWI Seattle Operation

Hartung Glass Industries has acquired 100% of the assets of Northwestern Industries’ (NWI) Seattle location from South Gate, Calif.-based Glasswerks. The transaction is effective immediately. Under the terms of the agreement, NWI Seattle will continue to operate from its current location and facility for up to another 12 months.

Glasswerks announced the acquisition of NWI’s assets on January 2. The company planned to keep NWI’s plant in Yuma, Ariz., running but close the Seattle location in February, according to an article from the Seattle Times.

“The acquisition of NWI Seattle represents a very important transaction for Hartung as the company seeks to minimize any disruptions to the northwest glass industry and to our customers,” says Hartung CEO/owner Nick Sciola. “Customers can feel confident their current and future projects will be fully supported by the combined efforts of both NWI Seattle and Hartung Glass”.

“In addition to supporting our customers, the acquisition of NWI Seattle will allow Northwestern employees to continue in their current roles beyond February and, following the full combination of operations with Hartung Glass, an opportunity to join our combined company,” adds Sciola.

“Hartung Glass is very proud of our roots in the northwest as an active member of the local glass and metal community for over 96 years,” says Hartung president Nick D. Sciola. “NWI has earned a reputation for service and quality since being established in Ballard, Wash., in 1974. The senior management of Hartung look forward to preserving and continuing this legacy while enhancing Hartung’s own capabilities and capacity in the northwest market and beyond. The combination of Hartung Glass and NWI Seattle ensures our customers can confidently source their glass needs from the same quality fabricators and experienced teams they’ve successfully partnered with in the greater Pacific Northwest for nearly a century.”

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