Buys Hartung Glass Industries Back from UGC
that made up United Glass Corp. (UGC) has gotten smaller. Nick Sciola,
president of Hartung Glass Industries Inc., has bought back the
Western operations of UGC, which includes Hartung Agalite Glass
Co., Lami Glass of Canada and Northern California Glass Inc. The
transaction makes Hartung Glass Industries a wholly owned, independent,
"A return to a wholly owned and independent basis will re-ignite
our entrepreneurial spirit and further create value-added products
and services for our customers," said Sciola.
Northern California Glass Co. was formed in July of 2002, when Randy
Steinberg, a former UGC founder, purchased the Los Angeles, San
Diego and Phoenix operations of GlassWerks from UGC. The remaining
GlassWerks operations in Northern California then became Northern
California Glass Co., which operated under the name Hartung Glass
Industries, led by Sciola.
Sciola is the third to buy his company back from UGC. Thad Ziegler
was the first in 2000, followed by Steinberg in 2002.
UGC, which began as a consolidation of eight companies in 1999,
now has five companies.