Santa Monica, CA – March 29, 2007 –Oldcastle Glass® announces Oldcastle Glass® Atlanta—a 207,000 square foot, state-of-the-art glass fabrication operation serving the Southeast. The new facility features advanced glass fabrication equipment and will be operational in September.
Designed to capitalize on the $34 billion Southeast U.S. non-residential construction market, the new manufacturing facility will substantially increase tempering, laminated glass, and insulating glass capacity,” according to Oldcastle Glass® General Manager Paul Mahedy. “Oldcastle Glass® is consolidating its existing Lithia Springs and Stone Mountain facilities into a new, world-class glass fabrication facility,” Mahedy added. The new plant will produce a complete range of architectural glass products and is positioned to grow market share for Oldcastle Glass’s® exclusive high-performance StormGlass™ hurricane-resistant glass and SunGlass™ solar control glass.
“Atlanta is the right strategic fit for our hurricane-resistant glass strategy, in part, because many states in coastal hurricane regions have enacted new building codes that require hurricane-resistant glazing similar to those of Florida’s Miami-Dade County, the most stringent in the nation,” said Ted Hathaway, CEO, Oldcastle Glass®.
With the implementation of these new, more rigorous building codes, hurricane-resistant laminated glass is the fastest growing segment of the architectural glass market. “This new plant re-positions Oldcastle Glass® in the Southeast U.S. non-residential construction market and increases our capacity for high-volume projects,” Hathaway added.
About Oldcastle Glass® - We are the pre-eminent supplier of Building Envelope Solutions to the architectural and commercial glazing communities, including custom-engineered curtain wall, high-performance and custom-fabricated architectural glass, architectural windows, storefronts and doors.
Prominent architectural projects in North America that feature Oldcastle Glass® include the Getty Center, the William J. Clinton Presidential Library, the Hawaii Convention Center, and Santiago Calatrava's Sundial Bridge near Sacramento, California. Oldcastle Glass® is a subsidiary of CRH plc, one of the world's top five international building products companies.
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