Progress with Panels

I thought it might be time to tell – remind? – people about what’s happening these days at our plant in San Bernardino, California.  Since 2008, we have been doing our own fabrication on almost any ACM (aluminum composite material) panel project we can bid.

The news that we are now thrilled to announce is that Giroux Glass has also recently become a certified dealer-installer of CENTRIA productsAs a qualified member of the CENTRIA dealer network, the certification identifies us as the one CENTRIA dealer-installer to provide product and perform installation over the geographic regions that include from Merced in Central California, south to the California-Mexican border, and the entire Southern half of the state of Nevada.

I am pretty excited to offer this new service and product line. CENTRIA is known within the industry as a top-quality supplier of panel systems. They focus on excellence, as we do, here at Giroux, and that makes them a perfect fit for our company. It’s a great way for us to enhance our product offerings beyond the glazing systems and ACM panels we previously provided.

In addition, our customers will benefit from this alliance.  Between offering CENTRIA products and our capabilities to fabricate panels and aluminum materials, we now provide our general contractors superior products as well as the installation for complete glass and panel wall systems. This can eliminate their need to source bids from other subcontractors, and get all they need, right here, with Giroux Glass. And in two of our top markets, if they want CENTRIA, we’re the one.”

Nataline Lomedico, chief executive officer and president of Giroux Glass, is also enthusiastic about this event, “Offering CENTRIA products makes sense for our planned growth. Taking on additional components of a project enables us to better control and coordinate the timing of our wall system installations, ensuring schedules that run more smoothly and help us meet our clients’ goals. We now provide a seamless transition from wall to window systems.”

Manually folding a metal panel, freshly cut from the PanelBuilder 5018
Giroux Glass’ San Bernardino fabrication facility
Giroux Glass’ new PanelBuilder 5018 equipment

Giroux Glass members of the Commercial Contracts team received training in both California and Pennsylvania, learning about the various insulated and non-insulated panel wall systems and their correct installation procedures. Fabrication for projects in both California and Nevada will take place in Giroux Glass’ San Bernardino, California plant. The San Bernardino fabrication plant is powered by solar panels, and the facility was honored with the City’s “Environmental Award” in 2009.