Top glass fabricators

A breakdown of leading companies in the U.S. and Canadian markets
December 5, 2011
COMMERCIAL, FABRICATION

For almost two decades, Glass Magazine has presented the "Top 50 Glaziers," analyzing the largest contract glazing firms in the United States. Given the dramatic changes and consolidation of the last two years, we thought it was time to expand our trademark industry list coverage to include glass fabricators. Here, you will find information about the leading glass fabricators in the U.S. and Canadian markets, broken down by sales volume, number of locations and product offering.

Glass fabricators include those companies that have stand-alone fabrication plants in the U.S. or Canada that service the glass and glazing industry. An exception to this rule is Tecnoglass. Although the fabricator's manufacturing facility is located in Barranquilla, Colombia, its significant U.S. presence earned it a spot on the list. The list does not include float glass manufacturers that also have fabrication capabilities and locations. These include: AGC Glass Company North America, Cardinal Glass Industries, Guardian Industries Corp., Pilkington, PPG Industries, and Saint-Gobain.

Among the top glass fabricators in the United States and Canada are several companies that also manufacture architectural aluminum products for storefront and curtain wall applications, using their own proprietary lines and dies. Due to their unique product offerings, they are ranked separately from the Top Glass Fabricators, below. For information on these companies' metal fabrication capabilities, look for Glass Magazine's "Top Metal Fabricators" in 2012.

The majority of the information included in the Top Glass Fabricators comes directly from the fabricators themselves. In cases where a company did not provide information, we gathered sales estimates and other data from industry insiders, business credit resources and the respective companies' websites. Sales figures for these companies are shown as estimates. Although we provide specific sales data when it's available, many privately-held companies do not release sales figures. As a result, fabricators are listed alphabetically within six sales range categories.

While we don't make any definitive claims about the Top Glass Fabricators list, we believe the initial effort reflects leading companies within this industry segment. If your company belongs on the list, or you would like to update the information published here, please contact us. It is only with the cooperation of individual companies that Glass Magazine's Top Glass Fabricators can reflect the industry as it is today. Questions or comments about this year's lists, and requests to be included next year can be sent to jchase@glass.org.

Special thanks to Diamon-Fusion International; Vesuvius, with offices in the United States, Japan and China; and PRL Glass/Aluminum for sponsoring Glass Magazine's 2011 Top Glass Fabricators. 

Top Glass & Metal Fabricators

Among the leading glass fabricators in the United States and Canada are several companies that also manufacture architectural aluminum products for storefront and curtain wall applications, using their own proprietary lines and dies. Due to their unique product offerings, they are ranked separately from the Top Glass Fabricators, here. Services and locations are limited to glass fabrication only. For information on these companies' metal fabrication capabilities, look for Glass Magazine's "Top Metal Fabricators" in 2012.

More than $500 million
Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope

$250 million to $500 million
Trulite Glass & Aluminum Solutions

$50 million to $100 million
PRL Glass/Aluminum

$35 million to $50 million
Coral Industries Inc. 


The Top Glass Fabricators

$250 million to $500 million

Viracon

$150 million to $200 million

Tecnoglass SA

$100 million to $150 million

Hartung Glass Industries

$50 million to $100 million

Glasswerks LA Inc.
Prelco 

$35 million to $50 million

Cristacurva Glass
Northwestern Industries

$20 million to $35 million

Dlubak Corp.
Gardner Glass Products
Garibaldi Glass Industries Inc.
General Glass International
Glaz-Tech Industries Inc.
Goldray Industries Ltd.
JE Berkowitz, L.P.
SAFTI FIRST Fire Rated Glazing Solutions
SIGCO, Inc.
Solar Seal Co.
Virginia Glass Products Corp.
Vitrum Industries Ltd.
Walker Glass Co.

$20 million and under

Coastal Glass Distributors
Consolidated Glass Corp.
Dependable Glass Works
Echols Glass and Mirror
Flat Glass Distributors
GlasPro Inc.
Glass and Mirror Craft
Glass Dynamics
Glassfab Tempering Services Inc.
Inkan Limited
Insulite Glass Co.
Liberty Glass Fabricators
M3 Glass Technologies
Nashville Tempered Glass
Nathan Allan Glass Studios Inc.
Northeast Laminated Glass Corp.
Rochester Insulated Glass
Standard Bent Glass
Syracuse Glass Co.
Thompson IG, LLC
Tristar Glass Inc.
United Plate Glass Co., Inc.
W.A. Wilson and Sons Inc.
Western States Glass
Wholesale Glass Distributors