Mid Ohio Tempering closes

Sahely Mukerji, Glass Magazine
October 11, 2010
COMMERCIAL, RETAIL, FABRICATION

Mid Ohio Tempering, Columbus, Ohio, part of United Glass Corp., Louisville, Ky., closed its doors, effective Oct. 11, according to an Oct. 8 letter to its customers from UGC Chairman and CEO Lawrence E. O'Connell.

The Columbus plant was a small, specialized operation for fabrication, such as edging, polishing, hole-drilling and other value-added services, O'Connell said. "We decided to re-deploy the equipment to our bigger facilities in Atlanta, Pittsburgh and Plymouth, Mich.," he said. "Improved efficiency and better service to our customer base is an absolute 'must' in these difficult times that our industry is dealing with. This consolidation of our specialty equipment into our larger, fully integrated facilities will ensure the best service will be provided to our customers in any given region that we service. Our goal at United Glass Corp. is to make doing business with UGC as easy as possible for the customer."

The 40,000-square-foot Columbus facility has been part of the UGC group since July 1999, O'Connell said. There were approximately 40 employees in the Columbus facility. "Where possible offers will be extended to fill open positions in other UGC facilities," he said.