TriStar Glass, US

Reference - Americas

Second Glaston FC500 soon in operation


“I’d say we’ve always been informed opportunists,” states Tim Kelley, owner of TriStar Glass. “What sets us apart is being able to move fast, to adapt quickly to change. We’re proud of being privately owned and independent. Our company has been built by our people who give us a constant competitive edge. And we invest in quality.”

Tim Kelley founded Tri Star Glass 11 years ago in Catoosa in the greater Tulsa metropolitan area in Oklahoma. But he’s no newcomer to the glass industry. Previously, he and his brother Mike worked for another metal and glass supplying company in the region.

“We knew Glaston, formerly Tamglass, from our past and had always had good success with the machinery. When I started up in Tulsa, I purchased my first super convection furnace from Glaston that is still working today. Once we upgraded it with Glaston’s Vortex technology, we relocated the furnace to our Dallas plant with some reinstallation support from Glaston,” Tim Kelley, owner of TriStar Glass, says.

Today, TriStar Glass has two older super convection furnaces from Glaston along with the two most recent FC500 furnace investments for a total of four machines.

“The reason to select Glaston’s FC500 line was that we wanted an uptick in our technology. Minimum roll wave and no glass distortion are the requirements from the larger commercial construction builders we serve. It seemed to us that Glaston FC500™represented the best technology on the market for products that are hard to temper. The furnace offers high performance for Low-E, which is exactly what we were looking for.”
– Tim Kelley, owner of TriStar Glass

www.tristarglass.com

Download full reference story as PDF

Similar references


Bojar, Poland

#anisotropy #architectural #FC Series #iLooK #iridescence

“Be it architects, façade engineers or homeowners, people expect high-quality glass products with shorter delivery times. Execution, precision, accuracy and aesthetics all affect customer satisfaction – and higher customer satisfaction leads to extended relationships and more business. We are proud that Bojar is one of only a few companies in the market that offers tempered glass without visible anisotropy,” says Krzysztof Harasimowicz, Bojar Sales Director.

Read more

Splendor Shower Door, U.S.A.

#appliances #architectural #flat tempering #RC Series

“For our current modernization project, undertaken during Christmas break in 2018, Glaston was by far the best vendor to work with,” says Tom Wanamaker, President of Splendor Shower Door in Holland, Ohio. “From start to finish, our experience with them was great. Communications, installation and training all went very smoothly.”

Read more

Tristar Glass, Inc., U.S.A.

#appliances #architectural #Heating chamber replacement #ProL #Upgrades

“I was very impressed at how quickly we were able to install the new ProL-zone upgrade on our existing lamination line – only 3.5 days – and I’ve been equally impressed with the high-quality output,” says Rob Carlson, Mechanical Engineer at Tristar Glass, Inc.’s Tulsa, Oklahoma facility. “Glaston’s convection technology has exceeded every expectation. The system really does work as well as they said it would – maybe even better!”

Read more

Articles


When it comes to energy

Energy efficiency plays two parts in the story of tempered flat glass: the production portion and the installed phase. Glass production is an energy-intensive process...

Read more

Leading-edge design for a new living library in Helsinki

Imagine being chosen to participate in building an architectural wonder that has changed the face of the city of Helsinki. The new Helsinki Central Oodi Library,...

Read more

The search for true convection performance in the endless term jungle

Full convection, forced convection, focused convection, recirculated convection – the list of terms goes on and on. I work full time with tempering solutions,...

Read more