are Underway at Great Lakes Glass Distributors
May 27, 2009
While some businesses are shutting down and cutting back, others
are just getting started. On March 1 Mike McAskin opened Great Lakes
Glass Distributors in Troy, Mich. The company was created to serve
the Michigan and Northern Ohio markets with a variety of glass products
for both the residential and commercial markets, including insulating
glass, mirror, laminated glass, shower doors and more.
"Glass has been my full-time life since 1971," McAskin
told USGNN.com. "Even with the state of the economy
our customer base still needs a quality product base from which
it can draw its glass products."
McAskin says that after these first three months, so far everything
is moving according to their plans.
"The vendor response has been extremely strong and supportive;
the reaction from the customer base has also been strong,"
he says. "One challenge, though, has been the fact that the
financial support companies once had from banks is just not there
anymore. But that's something we knew prior to starting out."
But McAskin is still excited and looking forward to growing this
"We want to establish ourselves as the first call for just-in-time
glass inventory support for both the commercial and residential
markets," he says. "Our team brings more than 400 years
of industry experience, product knowledge and a solid commitment
to the best customer service available to support our trade."
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