Billco Executive Launches New Software Company
By Ellen Giard
Commercial and residential glass companies now have a new choice
when it comes to software providers. Billco Manufacturing sales
manager Phil Plant and a silent partner launched a new company called
HP3 Software Inc. as a result of purchasing the Billco batchless
glass processing patent. The new company, which is headquartered
in Sewickley, Pa., has 15 employees. HP3 will provide software for
order entry, batchless glass optimization, batchless furnace optimization,
lean manufacturing control process optimization with bar coding
and plant-wide work piece tracking. The software products can be
used on any manufacturer's equipment lines.
"Because of HP3's batchless glass processing technologies and
patent protection, we have the advantage of implementing true lean
manufacturing practices in the offices and plant floors," said Plant,
who serves as president of the company. "HP3 wants to earn the reputation
of having the best software products and, above all else, number
one in customer support."
Ellen Giard is editor of USGNN.com/USGlass Magazine.