Hartung Glass Industries Acquires AGC's Vancouver Facility
January 5, 2010

With the acquisition of AGC Flat Glass North America's Vancouver location, Hartung Glass Industries has established Hartung Glass Canada. Pictured here are (from left) Bruce Butler, director of operations; Nick Sciola, president and owner; and Stan Howardson, general manager of Hartung Glass Cananda.

Hartung Glass Industries of Seattle and AGC Flat Glass North America Ltd., a subsidiary of the Tokyo-based Asahi Glass Co., today announced that the companies have signed a definitive agreement under which Hartung has acquired the Metro Vancouver location of AGC Flat Glass. The location will operate as Hartung Glass Canada, effective immediately. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

"Hartung Glass is very proud of our roots in B.C. as an active member of the local glass and metal community for over 15 years with Lami Glass and Agalite Shower & Bath Enclosures," says Nick Sciola, Hartung president and owner. "The addition of Hartung Canada will complement our existing lines and enhance our ability to better serve the region with an extremely experienced and talented in-place team, and our own fleet of trucks delivering to new and existing customers from White Rock to Whistler and Vancouver Island through the Okanagan and into Alberta."

Burnaby, B.C.-based Hartung Glass Canada will continue to manufacture coated and non-coated insulating glass units and distribute cases of glass from primary glass manufacturers including Guardian, PPG, Pilkington, Zeledyne and AGC. Hartung Glass Canada also will act as a distribution hub for the company's complete line of hardware and architectural glass products including laminated, silk screened, tempered and decorative. The Coquitlam location of Agalite Shower and Bath Enclosures also will be consolidated with the new plant.

According to a news release issued by Hartung, the acquisition advances its mission of controlled growth and increasing its presence as a supplier of fabricated glass products on the West Coast. By combining its network of glass manufacturing plants and experienced glass experts with AGC's staff, customer base and distribution system, Hartung Glass Canada is expected to be well positioned for continued expansion.

The tuck-in acquisition is a strategic addition designed to maximize the existing synergy already offered by the teams at Lami Glass and Agalite Shower and Bath Enclosures, ultimately enabling the company to offer better customer service throughout the area. The acquisition will extend Hartung's delivery capability and increase the breadth and width of the company's manufacturing and distribution business.

Hartung Glass Industries continues to explore additional cities and opportunities for expanding its footprint in the West Coast market.

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