Posts Tagged ‘ investment ’

Tempco Glass Fabrication Marks 10th Anniversary

Dec 6th, 2023

New York metro area glass processor Tempco Glass Fabrication celebrated its 10th Anniversary by cutting the ribbon on a new glass lamination line. Representing an investment of over $1 million, the company says the new line significantly expands its services and opens new markets. The ribbon cutting event, held at Tempco’s facility in Queens, N.Y., […]

How To Maintain Operational Excellence

Jul 19th, 2023

It probably goes without saying that door and window manufacturers learned a lot in the past few years, as we dealt with the pandemic and its aftereffects. Supply chain issues, hot demand, sky-high lead times … you probably don’t need me to remind you. We worked through it together. And amidst these challenges, there was […]

Insulating Glass Workmanship Practices: Education Makes a Difference

Jun 1st, 2023

During the last few years of the pandemic, we saw numerous plant workers walk off the job never to return. We also saw the government paying workers to stay home if they felt unsafe on the job. Many of these workers never returned to their jobs, either. The investment made in their on-the-job knowledge and […]

PPG Invests $44 Million to Boost Global Powder Production

May 31st, 2023

PPG recently announced a $44 million investment to upgrade five powder-coating manufacturing facilities in the U.S. and Latin America. The projects are part of the company’s strategic efforts to expand its powder coating offerings and increase global production, officials said. Collectively, the company expects the investment – $30 million for U.S. plants and $14 million […]

Are Your Sealants Optimized for High-Speed Production?

Mar 22nd, 2023

More and more, high-speed processing lines for insulating glass (IG) are being installed around the country every month. And that’s not likely to stop any time soon. In fact, your shop floor may be next. I’ve written plenty in this space about how getting the most from an investment in automated production equipment requires more […]

Not This Time

Jan 25th, 2023

I’ve never been one to sit around waiting for just the right time and circumstances—not once I’ve made my mind up about something, at least. These past few years have been no exception, but I’d be lying if I didn’t admit that it has been difficult to do anything with a high level of certainty. […]

Considering Additional Equipment Purchases? It Pays to Decide Before Year End

Nov 17th, 2022

Take advantage of Section 179. The 2022 Section 179 deduction is $1,080,000 (that’s one million, eighty thousand dollars). That’s a full 30k increase from last year. This means your company can buy/lease/finance new or used equipment and write off the full cumulative purchase price on your 2022 taxes. This can result in big tax savings, […]

Masonite Invests $4.8M in Circular Innovation Fund to Scale Breakthrough Sustainability Innovations

Sep 26th, 2022

Masonite International Corp., designer, manufacturer, marketer and distributor of interior and exterior doors, has announced a $4.8M investment in the Circular Innovation Fund L.P. (CIF), a venture capital fund dedicated to advancing the circular economy by investing in growth-stage companies across North America, Europe and Asia. Investors in CIF believe it has the potential to […]

Replacing Knowledge After the Great Retirement

Jun 13th, 2022

Who’s the most knowledgeable person on your plant floor? Who’s the person you turn to when a problem arises? Is that person the same one it might have been two years ago? The fenestration industry’s ongoing struggle with labor is well established. A lot of focus is commonly put on simply being short on manpower. […]

Vitro Board of Directors Approves Construction of New Float Furnace

Jun 28th, 2021

Vitro announced that its board of directors has approved the construction of a third float furnace at the company’s García plant near Monterrey, Mexico. The approximately $120 million investment will allow the company to meet growing market demand in Latin America, officials said, with greater product availability and improved logistics. “Board approval of the construction […]