Industry Legend Turns 80

Edwin Berkowitz, chairman of J.E. Berkowitz, L.P., a leading independent architectural glass fabricator located in Westville, NJ, recently celebrated his 80th birthday. Held on the campus of his alma mater, the University of Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia, the party included many family members, friends, and business associates.

Berkowitz has led the family-owned company for over 50 years. He stepped down as president in the mid-1980s, when his son, Arthur Berkowitz, took over the reins. Ed has remained a major part of the company's long-range planning and still comes to work on a regular basis. This year the octogenarian has been busy helping to plan J.E. Berkowitz's move into a new 200,000-square-foot plant and offices in Pedricktown, NJ.

The layout of the buildings will incorporate some of the best practices found at the major glass fabrication plants in Europe. Ed and Arthur traveled last year to these sites to learn about these innovations first-hand.

Pictured here cutting the cake are Ed and his wife, Barbara. Also pictured with Ed are Robert E. Price, Director of Sales for J.E. Berkowitz, L.P., and Michael Z. Nicklas, Architectural Sales and Marketing Manager for J.E. Berkowitz, L.P.

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