General Glass International on the Go
Secaucus, N.J. based importer and distributor General Glass International
has made a number of changes recently.
The company has expanded in the West with the addition of a new
warehouse in Othello, Wash.; it had added new fabricating equipment
at its operation in N.J.; and expanded floor space devoted to decorative
and fire-rated glass for fabricators and installers throughout the
On the fabrication side of its business, the company has just put
in a Bottero router and next week it will install a Forvet drill
at Secaucus. "Our fabrication division services the expanding
need for heavy fabricated and decorative specialty glass,"
said David Balik, president.
General Glass has added 15,000 square feet of additional space
for inventory of its decorative and fire-rated glasses. "Having
these two types of glass in ready access is the lynch-pin of our
"mixed truckload" service where fabricators and contract
glaziers can get both in one delivery," Balik said.
Balik said the company has partnered with Schott for distribution
of its fire-rated ceramic glass. "These new logistics have
expanded our capabilities significantly," he said. "However,
it is a non-stop challenge to remain an independent company and
available to customers who are looking for someone to count on."
He also pointed out that the company has been exporting glass from
China since 1979. "We were one of the first companies to do
that," Balik said.
And he's not through yet. "We have more expansion planned,"
said Balik, "but I can't say anything about those plans just