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USGNN Original StoryGlass Companies Issue Fuel Surcharge Notices

Two glass companies have announced price increases as a result of energy-diesel surcharges on float glass products.

Trulite Industries, the Mississauga, Ontario-based subsidiary of Arch Aluminum & Glass, has announced that it will apply the following surcharges on all glass thicknesses and types:

  • Monolithic glass lite - $0.22 per square foot
  • Double-glazed insulating glass units $0.44 per square foot
  • Triple-glazed insulating glass units - $0.66 per square foot.

Torstenson Glass Co., an architectural glass and mirror fabricator and distributor in Chicago, has announced that its glass suppliers have increased their fuel surcharge to $1,675 per truckload. The natural gas portion of the surcharge is $1,200 and the diesel fuel component is $474. The company's new fuel surcharge wil be implemented as follows:

  • Full loads (44,000 pounds) - $1,675
  • Heavy pallets/cases (4,000 pounds) - $152 each
  • Light pallets/cases (2,000 pounds) - $76 each
  • Boxes (50 square feet) - $2 each
  • All others - 10 percent of invoice

The price increases for both companies will take effect as of April 1.

When reached for comment, Douglas Studt, president of Torstenson Glass Co., declined to comment due to ongoing industry-wide, price-related litigation.(CLICK HERE for the related story.) Several of these lawsuits have cited energy surcharges as part of their allegations against glass manufacturers.

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