Glasswerks Acquires Northwestern Industries Inc.
Glasswerks, a full-service premier fabricator of architectural glass headquartered in Southgate, California, acquired the assets of Northwestern Industries Inc., a subsidiary of Japan-based Central Glass Co. This acquisition marks the latest investment as Glasswerks expands its reach and share in the western glass marketplace, having recently added jumbo, bent and heat soak capabilities. These great achievements have effectively made Glasswerks the largest privately owned custom glass fabricator west of the Mississippi, say company officials.
NWI has two fabrication plants, one in Seattle and one in Yuma, Arizona. The company offers a complete selection of tempered, laminated, insulated, silkscreened and spandrel glass. All management and personnel at the Yuma plant will remain onboard and the company will retain the NWI name and branding. It is Glasswerks’ goal and commitment to NWI customers and employees to avoid any business disruptions and ensure a smooth acquisition process, according to the company.
Glasswerks currently operates in more than 700,000 square feet of fabrication space across locations in Southgate, Temecula, and Carson, California. The NWI acquisition adds to the company’s capacities, distribution and overall foothold in the glass and glazing industry.
“I’ve long admired the excellent reputation for quality and service that NWI has built in this industry,” says Randy Steinberg, president, Glasswerks. “Beyond the complementary product offerings, I feel our values, culture, and service align as well. We’re happy to welcome NWI employees to the Glasswerks family.”