50 Glaziers

June 1, 2007
COMMERCIAL : GREEN, PROJECTS

Dazzling Numbers
Contract glaziers’ gross sales dim last year’s numbers

In October 2006, the Dow Jones industrial average passed 12,000 for the first time. Seven months later, it’s been closing consistently at more than 13,000.

Contract glazing companies in the United States also have been putting up impressive numbers. Of the 34 companies returning to the chart of leading U.S. glaziers, 28 showed a year-to-year improvement while one remained the same.

Harmon Inc. of Eden Prairie, Minn., repeated on top of the chart for the fourth consecutive year. Its figure of $260 million is an increase of $33 million compared to last year. The company has 1,100 employees, and 80 percent of its business comes from new construction.

Giroux Glass Inc., Los Angeles, went up 98.4 percent from $18.4 million to $36.5 million, while ASI Ltd., Indianapolis, improved 93.4 percent from $13.5 million to $26.1 million.
Three companies saw increases of $20 million or more: Architectural Glass & Aluminum, Oakland, Calif., shot up $23.2 million; Trainor Glass Co., Alsip, Ill., $22 million; and W&W Glass, Nanuet, N.Y., $20 million.

The three companies following Harmon on the list surpassed sales of more than $100 million: Permasteelisa Cladding Technologies Ltd., Windsor, Conn., $180 million (estimate); Enclos Corp., Eagan, Minn., $150 million; and Walters & Wolf, Fremont, Calif., $118.9 million.

Respondents in the annual survey, which was spearheaded by Editorial Projects Coordinator Jane Holtje, were told to base 2006 gross sales solely on commercial glazing. The list summarizes information provided by company officials. Research by Publications Assistant Lorin Hancock added estimated figures from companies that did not participate, helping to make the list the nation’s 50 largest contract glaziers. Her sources include Engineering News Record, www.ENR.com; Hoover’s Business Directory, www.hoovers.com; U.S. Business Directory, www.infoUSA.com; and corporate Web sites.

This year we asked our entrants to highlight green projects on their forms. A group of editors and writers chose four companies to feature in the magazine. Freelance writer Gina Rollins of Silver Spring, Md., wrote about the work by Architectural Wall Systems of West Des Moines, Iowa, at the University of Iowa Arts & Art History Building in Iowa City; and Juba Aluminum Products, Concord, N.C., at Duke Perkins Library and Pavilion, Duke University, Durham, N.C.
The Duke project coincided with a "green" initiative at the university and has been submitted for silver level Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design certification by the U.S. Green Building Council. At the Iowa project, an estimated 30 percent less energy was used because of a host of eco-friendly materials and building methods.

Ann Lallande, a freelancer from Annapolis, Md., talked to Ajay Glass & Mirror Co., Manchester, N.Y., about the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh; and Harmon Inc. about the 909 Fifth Ave. project in Seattle.

The building in Pittsburgh is the first and largest Gold-Certified LEED convention center in the country. In Seattle, the 909 Fifth Ave. has a pending Gold LEED rating.

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 Company name, headquarters
Gross Sales in
Millions of Dollars
Offices
Employees
Construction Percentage
Previous Year
Rank
Web site
2006
2005
2004
Field
Office
Total
NewRenovation
1.Harmon Inc.,
Eden Prairie, Minn.
260227196157503501,10080201www.harmoninc.com
2.Permasteelisa Cladding Technologies Ltd.,
Windsor, Conn.
180  6     Nonewww.permasteelisausa.com
3.Enclos Corp.,
Eagan, Minn.
1501451351335015050010002www.enclos.com
4.Walters & Wolf,
Fremont, Calif.
118.9111.2107.152851464319553www.waltersandwolf.com
5.Trainor Glass Co.,
Alsip, III.
947275820914034980204www.trainorglass.com
6.W&W Glass, LLC,
Nanuet, N.Y.
80605421404518575255www.wwglass.com
7.Architectural Glass & Aluminum Co.,
Oakland
67.744.545.521754822375257www.aga-ca.com
8.General Bronze South LLC, Deerfield Beach, Fla.606014250207025756www.generalbronze.com
9.Blakley Corp.,
Indianapolis
55  2     Nonewww.blakleys.com
10.Karas & Karas Glass Co., South Boston, Mass.46.840.937.8190301209558www.karasglass.com
11.Benson Industries,
Portland, Ore.
45  12     Nonewww.bensonglobal.com
12.Haley-Greer Inc.,
Dallas
401227.4224030270955Nonewww.haleygreer.com
13.Giroux Glass Inc.,
Los Angeles
36.518.416.2215070220802020www.girouxglass.com
14.APG-America Inc.,
Glassboro, N.J.
35  4     Nonewww.apgamerica.com
15.TSI/Exterior Wall Systems Inc., Landover, Md.32.724.721.3115522177802011 
16.Cartner Glass Systems Inc., Charlotte, N.C.31.320.718.42641478851518 
17.RC Aluminum Industries,
Miami
30  1     Nonewww.rcalum.com
18.Admiral Glass & Mirror,
Houston
29.52319.5222118239901013 
19.MTH Industries,
Hillside, Ill.
28.127.52319026116851510www.mthindustries.com
20.Sunset Glazing,
La Mesa, Calif.
26.318.88.8185691100019www.sunsetglazing.com
21.ASI Ltd.,
Indianapolis
26.113.51241203515595533www.asilimited.com
22.Service Glass Industries Inc., Frederick, Md.25  1     Nonewww.serviceglass.com
23.Heinaman Contract Glazing, Lake Forest, Calif.23.820.712.921352516098217www.heinaman.net
24.Architectural Wall Systems Co., West Des Moines, Iowa2333.7261802510590109www.archwall.com
25.Masonry Arts Inc.,
Bessemer, Ala.
22  2     15www.masonryarts.com
26.Zephyr Aluminum LLC, Lancaster, Pa.20.816.313.13622385901023www.zephyralum.com
27.Gardner Glass Products Inc., North Wilkesboro, N.C.20  6     Nonewww.gardnerglass.com
28.Classic Architectural Products, Forney, Texas20  1     Nonewww.classicusa.com
29.Arrowall Co.,
San Antonio
20  1     Nonewww.arrowall.com
30.Metropolitan Glass Inc.,
Denver
20  1     Nonewww.metroglass.com
31.Tower Glass Inc.,
Santee, Calif.
18.9162019018108901024www.towerglass.com
32.American Industries Corp., Brooklyn, N.Y.18.6  1     None 
33.SPS Corp.,
Apex, N.C.
18962672693955Nonewww.spscorporation.com
34.Juba Aluminum Products Co., Concord, N.C.1814.710.11801999851526www.jubaproducts.com
35.Walker & Laberge Co.,
Norfolk, Va.
17.817.61531092313298221www.walkerlaberge.com
36.Sierra Glass & Mirror Inc.,
Las Vegas
17.42424.31851510095512www.sierraglass.com
37.BHN Corp.,
Memphis
1714221751590100035www.bhncorp.com
38.Builders Architectural Inc., Deerfield, Ill.16.813.416.4111314901031www.buildersarch.com
39.T.S.G. Industries Inc.,
Valdosta, Ga.
16.6  1     Nonewww.tsgindustries.com
40.Ajay Glass & Mirror Co., Manchester, N.Y.16.212.91517512878020Nonewww.ajayglass.net
41.NR Windows Inc.,
West Palm Beach, Fla.
15.5  1     Nonewww.nrwindows.com
42.Ridgeview Glass Inc.,
Upper Marlboro, Md.
15.213.911.21801494604032www.ridgeviewglass.com
43.R&R Window Contractors Inc., Easthampton, Mass.15.113.110.713741785050Nonewww.rrwindow.com
44.Champion Metal & Glass Inc., Deer Park, N.Y.157.610.81301343901042www.championmetalglass.com
45.American Glass and Metals Corp.,
Plymouth, Mich.
14.921.515.31601171752516 
46.Alexander Metals Inc.,
Nashville
14.5  1     27www.alexandermetalsinc.com
47.Cherry Hill Glass Co.,
Branford, Conn.
1415131456516040None 
48.Carter Glass Co.,
Kansas City, Mo.
1412131421052901036www.carterglass.net
49.Romanoski Glass & Mirror Co., Tucson14  4     Nonewww.romanoskiglass.com
50.Dothan Glass Company Inc., Dothan, Ala.13.914.29.5410038138802028www.dothanglass.com

Estimated figures appear in red.  Sources for estimates include Hoover’s Business Directory, www.hoovers.com; U.S. Business Directory, www.infoUSA.com; Engineering News Record, www.ENR.com; and corporate Web sites.  To submit a revised figure for your company, email lhancock@glass.org.