Oldcastle Glass® Forms New Georgia Fabrication Facility

Oldcastle Glass® based in Santa Monica, Calif., announced the formation of Oldcastle Glass® Atlanta-a 207,000 square foot, glass fabrication operation serving the Southeast. According to the company, the new facility features advanced glass fabrication equipment and will be operational in September.

"Designed to capitalize on the $34 billion Southeast U.S. non-residential construction market, the new manufacturing facility will substantially increase tempering, laminated glass and insulating glass capacity," said Oldcastle Glass® general manager Paul Mahedy. "Oldcastle Glass is consolidating its existing Lithia Springs and Stone Mountain [Georgia] facilities into a new, world-class glass fabrication facility," Mahedy added. The new plant will produce a complete range of architectural glass products and, according to the company, is positioned to grow market share for Oldcastle Glass's® exclusive high-performance StormGlassTM hurricane-resistant glass and SunGlassTM solar control glass.

"Atlanta is the right strategic fit for our hurricane-resistant glass strategy, in part, because many states in coastal hurricane regions have enacted new building codes that require hurricane-resistant glazing similar to those of Florida's Miami-Dade County, the most stringent in the nation," said Ted Hathaway, chief executive officer of Oldcastle Glass®.

"With the implementation of these new, more rigorous building codes, hurricane-resistant laminated glass is the fastest growing segment of the architectural glass market. This new plant re-positions Oldcastle Glass® in the Southeast U.S. non-residential construction market and increases our capacity for high-volume projects," Hathaway added.