Arch to Open New Plant in Metro Dallas Area

Arch Aluminum and Glass Co. Inc. has announced the upcoming opening of a brand new plant in Dallas/Ft. Worth, Texas.

The facility, scheduled to open in April 2006, will find Arch moving into what the company calls a state-of-the-art, 150,000 square foot facility in Ft. Worth. This new facility will combine the operations from Arch's current glass fabrication facility in Dallas and their metal operations in Grand Prairie, Texas.

The new facility will have two tempering furnaces. One will be a 60-inch x 120-inch double bay, dedicated to residential glass and the other a 102-inch x 168-inch for commercial applications. The furnaces will be able to process all of the high performance products available on the market today.

In addition, the new plant will have two insulated lines, with one fully automated for commercial products and one for the residential side, as well as top of the line fabrication equipment. It will also feature a new 84-inch laminated autoclave to service the hurricane impact needs of all of the glaziers, glass shops and window manufacturers within a 500-mile radius.

Arch Aluminum and Glass also will be manufacturing their industry leading Hurricane Impact Aluminum at the new facility.

"This new plant will help us to service Texas and the entire region, as we will have everything the customer needs under one roof" said Leon Silverstein, Arch Aluminum & Glass president & chief executive officer.

Because the new facility is getting new equipment, there will be no interruption of service from our current metro Dallas facilities during the move.

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