Oldcastle Glass is launching a new commercial projects group
that will supply architectural glass products throughout North
America. To facilitate this initiative the company is constructing
a $7.5 million glass fabrication plant in Wright City, Mo. The
65,000-sqaure-foot plant will be on 15 acres and employee more
than 100 people,
"We chose Wright City because it is centrally located and
provides a favorable economic platform to support large, architectural
glazing projects," said Ted Hathaway, chief executive officer.
"It also enables us to draw upon the capabilities of our
existing manufacturing locations."
Chuck Kaplanek, who previously served as president of Floral
Glass, now part of Oldcastle Glass, will lead the new commercial
projects group. Other company executives will include Mary Carol
Witry, vice president; Jeff Jensen, general manager; Doug Zacharias,
director of business development; and Rick Wright, director of
technical services. The team will be supported by the following
senior architectural sales representatives: Ron Spellich, Cathy
Finney, Leslie Sadler and John Krajewski, as well as technical
service managers Robert Williams and Matt Manning.
Oldcastle has more than 45 operations serving every major city
in the United States and Canada.