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Aldora Hiring Announcement

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Aldora Aluminum and Glass Products, a manufacturer of custom fabricated aluminum and glass products, is pleased to welcome two industry veterans to its growing roster.

Dana Duval will serve as branch manager for Aldora’s new Florida location.  Dana has an extensive background that includes branch and regional management in the glass industry.  His experience handling laminated glass, insulated glass and lowE glass will lend itself well to Aldora’s new facility which will house an autoclave and tempering oven.  “We are excited that Dana has joined the team”, states Ricky Silverstein.  ”We could not have asked for a better person to open the new facility and implement our new product lines.”

Also with years of multi branch supervision and branch management experience, Sean Ryan comes to Aldora to launch a new Charlotte location as its Branch Manager.  “Sean is capable of managing every aspect of a glass distribution facility, from making sales, to quoting, to production supervision, to accounting.  He is a perfect fit for our expansion plans in Charlotte”, says Trent Hartley, Branch Manager of Aldora of Charleston.

Aldora Aluminum and Glass Products is a manufacturer and distributor of glass and aluminum fabricated products as well as textured and pattern glass.  Operating out of its two manufacturing locations, Aldora in Miramar, FL and Aldora in Charleston, SC,  with a third location in North Florida scheduled to open by January 2015, Aldora features full lines of glass and mirror products, including sophisticated edgework, beveling, sandblasting, shower enclosures, tabletops, laminated glass, and insulating glass as well as all glass entrances.  Aldora also manufactures hurricane resistant, blast resistant and non-impact aluminum storefront and entrance systems.   Aldora serves over 500 glazier dealers from North Carolina to the keys of Florida and the Caribbean.   www.aldora-architectural.com.

Aldora of Charleston wins contest.

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Deb Yates of Aldora Aluminum and Glass of Charleston submitted an entry to Carolina International Trucks, a provider of fleet vehicles.  Aldora was selected as the winner and received a hand painted rendition of one of its trucks.  The artist,  John Ace, has worked with Marvel Entertainment, Upperdeck Trading Cards, and various video game companies.  The picture depicts one of Aldora’s glass rack trucks used for distribution to its customers.

New Plant Expansion Announcement

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Aldora Aluminum and Glass Products, a manufacturer of custom fabricated aluminum and glass products, is pleased to announce the expansion of a new plant location in the Orlando area. At 65,000 sf the plant will house a state of the art, double bay tempering line, a 96” x 220” laminating line complete with an autoclave for PVB and Sentry Glass, and an insulating line. Aldora will continue to produce liquid laminated products out of its Miramar and Charleston locations. The tempering furnace will be capable of producing soft coats (high performance, lowE glass) for laminating and insulating in order to meet the increasing energy demands of the marketplace. Additionally, it will have all of the glass fabrication equipment necessary to assemble high quality shower doors, table tops and other sophisticated edgework products.

The new location will distribute to Jacksonville, Melbourne, Tampa, the Orlando area and all points in between. The plant will hire approximately 50-75 employees to manage, manufacture and distribute its products to its Central Florida customer base. Plant opening is slated for January 1st, 2015.

Aldora currently has a satellite location in Altamonte Springs that offers stock glass products along with fabricated glass and aluminum products shipped from it Miramar location. “The success of our current Orlando area location has proven the need for a high quality, glass fabricator in the Orlando area. Our customers have asked us to expand products and services to meet their growing needs. This new location will allow us to do just that”, states Ricky Silverstein, President of Aldora and manager of its Miramar location.

Aldora launches the FS-300, Front set impact storefront system.

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Aldora Aluminum and Glass Products, Inc., a leader in aluminum and glass fabrication, has successfully completed testing and has received product approval for its new impact, front set storefront system, the FS-300. The FS-300 series features a frame profile that pushes the glass to the front of the framing system. The system can be glazed with 9/16” laminated glass or thermally broken and glazed with 1 5/16” laminated insulated glass to meet energy requirements.

 

Aldora’s design team has taken the steps to insure that the FS-300 Series will be the best front set on the market. A screw spline, heavy wall construction, low profile and an innovative glazing option will make the system attractive, stronger and easier to assemble than competing products. The mullion design is so unique that Aldora has a provisional patent for it. The FS-300 testing produced +80/-80 psf with 60” x 144” panels while smaller panels are capable of +135/-120 psf. Like all of Aldora’s impact storefront systems, the FS-300 can be pre-glazed and shipped direct from the factory ready for installation.

 

“We have heard repeatedly from our customers that they seeking an alternative front set system that they can purchase from Aldora. Consistent with our new Aldora culture, we have incorporated the input from our customers, our sales department, engineers, architects and importantly, the production line personnel while designing the product. We believe the end result will be the leading storefront product in the HVHZ impact market.” states Manny Valladares, Aldora’s project leader for the FS-300’s development.

Press Release

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For Immediate Release

 

Aldora Aluminum and Glass Products of Charleston (formerly Coastal Glass Distributors) is proud to announce its launch of Aldora’s aluminum storefronts and entrances.  Aldora of Charleston is now offering 2 non-impact flush-glazed storefront systems with complimentary narrow and medium stile non-impact doors as well as 3 impact storefront systems and a variety of high design pressure impact doors.

 

Aldora has a fully equipped production line that manufacturers custom size entrance doors.  It will also be able to fabricate and pre-glaze its full line of impact storefront products.  Pre-glazing has proven to be an excellent option as the numbers of field glaziers has declined.  It also allows glazing business owners to focus their time on driving sales versus fabricating product in their plant.

 

The storefront selections include framing systems for ¼” glazing, 1” IG, 9/16” and 1 5/16” laminated-insulated, 1 5/16” Level II bullet resistant glass.  Two impact systems can also be thermally broken for energy requirements or LEED projects.  Aldora’s doors have a solid reputation in South Florida for their size and design pressures.  The K2 Summit can be configured to 8’0” x 10’0” pairs, with panics and 1 5/16” laminated-insulated glass.  All impact products carry a Miami Dade NOA and Florida Building Code approvals.

 

“The Aldora product line is perfect for Aldora of Charleston’s customer base.  The diverse product line allows us to serve our impact customers on the coast as well as our non-impact customers inland.  We will also gain the benefit of the energy efficient products since that segment is certainly growing”, says Trent Hartley, Branch Manager.

 

For more information about Aldora’s aluminum products, please see Aldora-Architectural.com.

 

Aldora Aluminum and Glass Products is an industry leader in glass and aluminum fabrication as well as textured and pattern glassOperating out of its two manufacturing locations, Aldora in Miramar, FL and Aldora in Charleston, SC, Aldora features full lines of glass and mirror products, including sophisticated edgework, beveling, sandblasting, shower enclosures, tabletops, laminated glass, and insulating glass as well as all glass entrances.  Aldora also manufactures hurricane resistant, blast resistant and non-impact aluminum storefront and entrance systems.   Aldora serves over 500 glazier dealers from North Carolina to the keys of Florida and the Caribbean.   www.aldora-architectural.com.

 

 

 

Press Release

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May 1, 2014

 

For Immediate Release

 

Aldora HoldCo, the parent company of Aldora Aluminum and Glass Products, Inc. and Coastal Glass Distributors, is pleased to announce the name change of Coastal Glass Distributors to Aldora Aluminum and Glass Products of Charleston.  Veterans of the glass industry know the rich heritage the name Aldora had as a quality provider of aluminum doors and storefronts in the 60’s and 70’s.

 

Management, office staff and plant personnel will continue to provide their customers the same high quality products and services they have been experiencing with Coastal Glass Distributors.  The only thing changing is the name.

 

The name change is in conjunction with the launch of Aldora’s line of aluminum storefronts and entrances at the Charleston location.

 

“Although Coastal Glass Distributors has a tremendous name and reputation in the industry, adopting the Aldora name allows us to freely market the Aldora brand, products and services easily between the two Aldora branches (Miramar and Charleston).  With the addition of Aldora’s aluminum products at the Charleston location, we believe it was an opportune time to transition to the Aldora name”, states Trent Hartley, Branch Manager of Aldora Aluminum and Glass Products of Charleston.

 

Aldora Aluminum and Glass Products is an industry leader in glass and aluminum fabrication as well as textured and pattern glassOperating out of its two manufacturing locations, Aldora in Miramar, FL and Aldora in Charleston, SC, Aldora features full lines of glass and mirror products, including sophisticated edgework, beveling, sandblasting, shower enclosures, tabletops, laminated glass, and insulating glass as well as all glass entrances.  Aldora also manufactures hurricane resistant, blast resistant and non-impact aluminum storefront and entrance systems.   Aldora serves over 500 glazier dealers from North Carolina to the keys of Florida and the Caribbean.   For more information, please see www.aldora-architectural.com.

Aldora now on Approval Zoom

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Aldora Aluminum and Glass Products is now featured on the most robust product search websites available.  Approval Zoom provides comprehensive searches and detailed results.  ApprovalZoom is selected as the go to product search site for multiple municipalities, insurance groups, and organizations that want a broad search tool for their exacting criteria.

 

Aldora’s page is featured here:   http://approvalzoom.com/find/products/aldora#aggbFQ9780f2

Coastal Glass Distributors has acquired the new, precision glass painting machine manufactured by Goldglass

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Coastal Glass Distributors has acquired the new, precision glass painting machine manufactured by Goldglass. The machine is extremely accurate and can dispense a uniform paint color throughout each piece of glass. A built-in baking process ensures paint adhesion. Aldora can order and receive Coastal’s back painted glass through the transportation network between the two companies. Features of the new products include:

 

Features:

  • Can be safety tempered prior to painting
  • Virtually any paint selection including any Sherwin Williams or Benjamin Moore color
  • Optical readers sense edge of glass for uniform paint application
  • Paint is baked on to accelerate curing and maximize adhesion
  • Single piece production or high volume throughput
  • Capable of producing spandrel glass in standard and custom colors
  • Lighter colors treated with back coating to minimize translucence
  • 10 Year warrant on finished product
  • Can be laminated for safety applications