Westcrowns and Craftsmen Together Launch Houston Distribution Center

Westcrowns Inc. of Ocean Isle, N.C., and Craftsmen Fabricated Glass Ltd. of Houston have announced the formation of a new distribution center in Houston. The new operations will fabricate and distribute Pilkington Profilit™ structural glass. The Houston center, which is the fourth Westcrowns distribution center in North America, will service Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma and Arkansas. The other centers are located in Tucson, Ariz., Oakland, Calif., and Norfolk, Va.

"We are committed to providing customers with incredible products and the best customer service in the glass industry," said Bob Lawrence, owner of Craftsman Fabricated Glass. "Every successful company must grow with the very best of its customers, and that means we must offer new, creative alternatives. The most interesting aspect of Profilit is that, while it is new to the U.S. market, it has been tested and proved in creative, monumental European buildings for more than 40 years."

Lawrence continued, "And over the years, Profilit costs have remained steady while other high-performance glazing systems have increased exponentially. All of a sudden, Profilit is a reasonable alternative for someone who is looking for a new, elegant look, and particularly when considering the added benefits of light transmission, sound control, insulation and even hurricane glazing. We are very excited with this opportunity."

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