New Texas Operations Makes Six Facilities for Southern Aluminum Finishing

Southern Aluminum Finishing Company (SAF), a global metals distributor, fabricator, and finisher, has expanded its capacity and capabilities with a new manufacturing location in Temple, Texas. The 60,000-square-foot facility will specialize in metal fabrication and distribution, including the manufacturing of panel systems and extrusions, sheet distribution, and custom metal fabrication.

“Our new Texas location was chosen for strategic reasons and is part of SAF’s ongoing commitment to more efficiently and effectively serve our customers,” says CEO Penn McClatchey. “We’ve done business in the Lone Star State and the surrounding region for some time, so it was only natural for us to plant our flag there. With our new facility, we’re geographically closer to our customers, which means we can get product to them even more quickly than before.”

The new SAF facility is the latest addition to the company’s U.S. footprint in Atlanta and Villa Rica, Ga.; Nashville, Tenn.; Indianapolis; and Redding, Calif. The company plans to hire up to 10 employees in various roles as it commences operations in Texas, and may eventually employ up to 50 people in the coming years. SAF will offer pick-up and delivery as part of the Temple location’s portfolio of services by the end of 2021. Wayne Sharp will serve as general manager of the new location and Patrick Russ is the fabrication supervisor.

Aldora Launches New Subsidiary to Supply High-End Projects

Aldora, a Coral Springs, Fla.-based glass and aluminum systems fabricator, has launched a new subsidiary called VistaView to offer impact glass, doors and windows designed for luxury residential applications.

“These homeowners wanted larger window openings, less mullions, and higher performance products from a single supplier who could meet their demands,” says Leon Silverstein, president of Aldora. “We had the knowledge and expertise to develop just those products with VistaView.”

The new subsidiary will offer entrance doors; French doors; sliding doors; pivot doors; casement windows; and Maxi-View butt-glazed windows. The products are approved by Florida Building codes and produced in the new facility in Coral Springs, Fla.

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