Steady Growth Moves 310 Tempering Eastward to a Second Location

For a company called 310 Tempering, it’s not surprising that March 10—3/10— was the day it chose to cut the ribbon on its second location. Based in Louisville, Ky., the company is expanding eastward with a new production and manufacturing facility in Westminster, Md., about 40 miles northwest of Baltimore. The 85,000 square-foot facility will continue to focus on heavy glass fabrication for commercial and residential shower doors, railings and partitions, and will service the mid-Atlantic region and into southern New England.

“We’ve been very blessed over the last five years, even through COVID, we’ve steadily grown at the pace we wanted to grow,” says Greg Abrams, 310 Tempering president and CEO. Abrams says while they do have space in Louisville, the senior management knew if they wanted to have more capacity they would need to double the space.

“We knew we didn’t have to stay here [in Louisville] and we knew that Baltimore was a good market for us. In fact, one of our first trucks in 2015 went to Baltimore,” says Abrams. “We have good relationships [in that area] and it represents 25 to 30% of our business now. We found the building last year, and received some great economic incentives. We’re looking to be at full production by May 1, 2021.”

For the new location, the company plans to hire 80 new full-time and permanent employees by 2025. John Thacker, who Abrams has worked with in the past, will serve as production manager of the Maryland location.

The company’s operations will also continue in Louisville.

“We’re pretty close to capacity here, so this will free us up a bit and it also allows us to get into other areas of the Midwest, allowing us to branch out,” he adds.

He continues, “We always said we didn’t want to grow too fast. A lot of companies [when they start] find they are over-promising and under-delivering … we’ve done a nice job of steady as it goes and we don’t over promise,” he says, adding that they’ve still grown at a faster pace than they originally thought they would. “And it’s all about the people. We’re fortunate to have good people on board.”

So what’s next for 310 Tempering? Will there be more locations in the future? Abrams doesn’t rule it out.

“This is the first time we’ve really been out of the area we live. If all goes well, who knows what could happen next,” says Abrams. “If we continue to have great people and to be blessed and successful, maybe there could be more [locations] down the road.”

Name Changes

Quality Metalcrafts Changes Corporate Name to Americlad

Quality Metalcrafts LLC/Americlad has announced the change of its corporate name to Americlad LLC. Since the acquisition of Quality Metalcrafts LLC by president Mike Wallaceand CFO Steve Gravel, the company retained the Quality Metalcrafts name, with an emphasis on the branding of its Americlad product line.

“As the Americlad brand became more nationally recognized throughout the architectural construction community, it seemed fitting to rename the company namesake,” says Wallace.

The Americlad product line includes fully tested composite and aluminum plate wall panel systems, column covers, sunshades, trellis, louvers, custom fabrication and flat sheet distribution. The company is headquartered in Rogers, Minn., and serves the U.S. market.

Security Lock Distributors Re-Brands as Seclock

Security Lock Distributors, a provider of mechanical and electrical door hardware, announced an enhancement of its brand. The changes are part of the next stage of industry leadership for the company. Customers have long referred to the company as Seclock, which is also its website address, and is now also its official name.

Visually, the brand has an enhanced logo, which includes a mark called “The Path,” made to represent all the ways the company is connected to its customers. While the brand, logo and name have changed, the company says its core values have not and will not change. Seclock remains with the same ownership.

IBA Celebrates 25th Anniversary of “Helping Build Better Buildings”

From high-rise condos in Miami to skyscrapers in Kuala Lumpur, IBA Consultants has been involved with thousands of projects around the world. And this year the building envelope consulting firm is celebrating its 25th anniversary. Since opening its first office in Miami in 1996, IBA has consulted on more than 7,500 buildings, including Brickell City Centre in Miami, Atlantis hotels and resorts in the Bahamas, and the Petronas Twin Towers in Kuala Lumpur, among many others.

“When we opened our first Florida office in 1996, building envelope consulting was in its infancy; it was assumed that buildings would inherently have some leakage given the previous building design practices, and the goal was just to minimize building envelope deficiencies as much as possible,” says Mark Baker, president and CEO. “I was and am still passionate about how we could change that mindset. Today, the industry that we helped launch has grown dramatically. The use of services like ours is essential, leading the developer’s understanding and expectations to a building that doesn’t fail and will not leak.”

Initially, IBA focused on new construction projects located in Miami and along Florida’s Atlantic Coast, and soon after began solving severe weather and hurricane resistance issues. IBA opened its second office in Tampa Bay in 1999, followed by offices in Las Vegas in 2004, Seattle in 2006, New York City in 2007 and, most recently, Salt Lake City last year.

IBA has also created new specialty divisions such as investigative and forensic services to identify and correct existing building failures, certified building inspection services to speed up permitting, hurricane-resistant design engineering and building commissioning services.

Briefly

Glass Doctor ranked first overall in the glass repair category in Entrepreneur Magazine’s Franchise 500. The company also honored its franchise network’s top performers during Neighborly United, the organization’s first-ever virtual reunion. Franchisee of the Year was awarded to Dave and Deb Herrli, owners the Elkhart, Ind.,location. Rookie of the Year was awarded to Tony Morehouse, owner of the Grayslake, Ill., location. The Personal Achievement Award was given to Charlotte Allgood, owner of the Dothan, Ala., location.

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