Tempco Glass Fabrication Marks 10th Anniversary

December 6th, 2023 by Editor

Tempco cuts the ribbon on its new glass lamination line with (l. to r.) NYS Assemblyman Ron Kim, Queens Borough President Donovan Richards, Tempco President Johnson Chen, NYS Senator Toby Stavisky, and Crystal Window & Door Systems President Steve Chen.

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., on November 21, was attended by trade customers, local business leaders, and state and local elected officials.

Queens borough president Donovan Richards, New York state senator Toby Stavisky, and New York state assembly member Ron Kim shared congratulatory remarks on the company’s 10th Anniversary. Richards, who represents 2.2 million residents in the New York City borough, presented a Citation of Honor to Tempco, noting the company’s success as a manufacturer in Queens and New York while other manufacturers have moved away. Stavisky and Kim noted the importance of jobs Tempco has brought to the community and its contribution to the local economy.

Tempco President Chen presents plans for Tempco’s future growth and innovation.

“Today we celebrate a journey as we mark Tempco’s 10th year of operation and the inauguration of our latest production equipment, a state-of-the-art glass lamination line,” said Tempco president Johnson Chen. “As we have demonstrated for 10 years, Tempco is committed to continuous growth. Every dollar earned is reinvested in our employees, our equipment, and our innovation to bring the best glass products to our customers.”

Chen also described his company’s plans, noting the glass lamination line is a “stepping stone” to launch it to the next level of glass fabrication. Tempco is pursuing new glass and insulating glass technologies in collaboration with other companies, technical universities, NYSERDA, and the Empire State Development Corp., while also partnering with Queensborough Community College for STEM programs and internships to attract a new generation to manufacturing.

Tempco’s new glass lamination “clean room” where interlayer film is placed on glass sheets.

In addition, the company is planning continued growth with more production space, additional new equipment, and creating good paying, skilled U.S. manufacturing jobs, officials said. Lastly, Tempco is exploring development of mobile platform applications to enhance assessment of existing and new windows and glass products in the field. The company plans for these initiatives, in the coming years, to bring it into the national spotlight as an innovating leader.

The company’s new glass lamination line spans the entire length of the production floor, with a glass washing station that connects to a sealed “clean room” where the film interlayer is placed. Due to the weight of the new equipment and its energy requirements, significant structural reinforcements of the concrete production floor and electric service upgrades were made before the equipment was delivered and installed. Tempco officials said it is now able to produce laminated glass products for glaziers, glass shops, contractors, window, storefront, and curtain wall fabricators.

Autoclave which applies heat and pressure to bond glass-film units for strength and safety.

Tempco started in 2013 with 10 employees and only one major piece of equipment. It has grown to now employ more than 60 employees and a dozen CNC glass fabrication machines.

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