Giroux Glass Inc. recently upgraded its panel fabrication capabilities with the installation of a new PanelBuilder, manufactured by AXYZ International.

The CNC equipment fabricates aluminum composite and metal composite materials at Giroux’s San Bernardino, Calif.-based plant. The company also installed a custom saw and feeders in the facility.

“One clear advantage to customers is better pricing for the fabrication portion of the project,” a release from the company reads. “By eliminating the need to purchase from a separate fabrication company, savings can and will be passed along to general contractors and building owners. Another benefit to general contractors installing complete glass and panel wall systems, is that they need interact with only Giroux Glass, thus eliminating any need to source and collect bids from an additional subcontractor.”

The company also cites improved lead times and single-contractor accountability as a result of these new fabrication capabilities.