InterEdge Technologies Changes Name to AGC InterEdge
Technologies The AFG subsidiary Joins Asahi Glass
InterEdge Technologies announced today that its name is changing
to AGC InterEdge Technologies. InterEdge has been a wholly-owned
subsidiary of AFG Glass for the past two years, where the company
has maintained a leading role in the fire-rated glazing market.
The name change is in response to the global unification of Asahi
Glass companies across the world that include Asahi in Asia, Glaverbel
in Europe and AFG in North America.
As a result of the unification, AFG Glass will soon be going by
a new name as well: AGC Flat Glass North America.
"InterEdge will continue to maintain its strong focus and position
in the fire-rated glazing market with the continued backing and
strength of Asahi Glass," says Tim Andersen, manager of fire-rated
glass products for AFG Industries. All fire-rated operations will
still be maintained out of the Sausalito, Calif., office. "The global
branding strategy is to be completed by September, in conjunction
with Asahi's 100th anniversary," says Andersen.
All InterEdge products have been tested to the "positive pressure"
standards mandated by the International Building Codes. The company
operates numerous regional facilities for the 20-minute PyroEdge
glazing including Hebron, Ohio, Phoenix, Ariz., Waukesha, Wis.,
Fall River, Mass. and Alvardao, Texas. Currently the Hebron and
Fall River plants also fabricate and label Schott Pyran products.
The Hebron facility fabricates the complete line of Pyrobel fire-resistant
glazing, including the exclusive Vision 60 System-a butt-glazed,
60-minute transparent wall.
InterEdge Technologies was established in 1999.
from an InterEdge press release.