One of largest U.S. glass companies ceases operations.

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Thursday, March 1, 2012

Glass Magazine reports that Trainor Glass, one of the three biggest contract glaziers in the U.S., notified employees on February 21 that the company was ceasing operations, effective immediately. At the time of its shut down Trainor employed over 600 staff and had several active projects, including the Museum Tower in downtown Dallas. Katy Devlin of Glass spoke with several industry players, including Jeff Haber, the managing partner of W&W Glass, who noted the ripple effect the Trainor closure was likely to cause:”Every bonding company is going to start tightening the leash. They are going to start raising the capital requirements, and general contractors are going to be more selective as to who gets work…This will be painful in the short term. … It might expose a few more [contract glaziers] that are in bad shape.”

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One Response to “One of largest U.S. glass companies ceases operations.”

  1. Ralph Martin Architect says:

    American Contractors should keep buying American made products & American Architects / Interior Designers should keep specifying American made products as much as possible. Good for America, good jobs & green movement to buy local / ship local. Otherwise, we will lose ALL of our manufacturing & ALL of our products will need to be imported.

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