Oldcastle Glass® Forms New Georgia Fabrication
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,"