Two industry veterans have taken note of a heightened demand for custom fabricated tempered glass, and they plan to do something about it.

Greg Abrams and Chris Murphy, former president and vice president, respectively, of Hoskin & Muir Inc.—parent company of Cardinal Shower Enclosures and Cardinal Commercial Products—have started a company called 310 Tempering in the Louisville, Ky. area.

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310 Tempering plans to create 30 jobs with the opening of the facility this year and another 120 within the next five to 10 years.

310 has purchased a line of high-end tempering equipment to be housed in its 100,000-plus-square-foot Jeffersontown-based facility, where it will temper glass for shower enclosures and other custom fabricated applications such as glass railings, entrances and interior partitions.

“Our goal will be to provide high quality products mixed with great customer service,” Abrams tells USGNN.com™. “We intend to pay special attention to understanding our capacity so our quality control does not lack during periods of growth.”

310 plans to create 30 jobs with the opening of the facility this year and looks to add another 120 employees within the next five to 10 years. It will begin hiring in September and expects to be up and running this fall.

According to the state of Kentucky’s cabinet for economic development, the Kentucky Economic Development Finance Authority preliminarily approved 310 for tax incentives up to $1.5 million through its business investment program. In addition, the company is eligible to receive resources from the Kentucky Skills Network.

According to Abrams, 310 Tempering will be one of just three tempering companies within a 50-mile radius and will be “specializing in custom orders with precise fabrication needs.”

“Obviously there might be some similarities [with Cardinal],” says Abrams, “because we were fortunate enough to be a contributing part of the growth and development over there.”