News and Events
Salem Distributing Wishes Everyone a Happy Easter
COVID-19 has presented all of us with challenging times and a new normal. We are thankful for the opportunity to help you keep your fabricating process running smoothly and without worry.
EASTER HOLIDAY HOURS:
Our US and Canadian offices will be closed on Friday, April 10th in celebration of the Easter holiday.
We are stocked and ready to serve you with tooling, supplies and equipment. For your convenience, please continue to place your orders online and we will process them on the next business day.
Salem Distributing's CEO Featured on Podcast
Salem Distributing's CEO, Mike Willard, was recently interviewed on the USGlass Podcast about the glass industry during the current business climate. Titled Glass Industry Podcast; the Coronavirus - with Mike Willard, the podcast looks at the COVID-19 crisis from the machinery standpoint. Mike Willard shares how the company is faring and he reports on a special company milestone. The full podcast can be listened to on USGlass Magazine's website by following the link below.
Vision Expo East 2020 Has Been Postponed
SALEM Vision was exhibiting at Vision Expo East 2020. Due to recent developments, Vision Expo East has been postponed until September 24-26th. It will be running in conjunction with the Vision Expo West 2020 event at the Sands Expo & Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV. We will provide our booth number and other pertinent information as it becomes available. We look forward to seeing you later this year!
Coverings 2020 Has Been Cancelled
SALEM Stone was planning to attend Coverings 2020 as an exhibitor. Unfortunately due to recent circumstances, Coverings has decided to cancel their event this year. We hope all of the Coverings staff stay safe and healthy and we look forward to exhibiting at Coverings 2021.
Salem’s Doug Mangus Tapped as Bovone North America General Manager
Bovone, a global leader in the production of glass and stone processing plants, has chosen its American managing director. Bovone and Salem Distributing Company, Inc. (Salem) are pleased to announce that Doug Mangus, longtime Machinery Sales Director with Salem, has been selected to head up the soon to open Bovone North America (Bovone NA). Mangus was selected as General Manager based on the important experience gained over numerous years of working side by side with Bovone's Italian headquarters.
Thanks to his deep knowledge of the Bovone company, its history, its values, and its processes, combined with experience as machine sales director for Salem, distributor of Bovone machinery in the North American market, Mangus will take up the challenge of achieving the many important goals in a strategic market like North America. “As one of our own, Doug is the obvious choice for this position as General Manager for Bovone NA. He has assessed operations, consulted on and sold machinery and is the pivotal contact for Salem’s customers”, says Mike Willard, CEO/Owner of Salem.
Bovone is known for its quality glass and stone fabrication machinery and robotics, and has been selling machinery in the North American market, through Salem, for 45 years. In fact, Bovone chose to have its American headquarters located close to Salem’s headquarters to guarantee a widespread presence, more timely assistance, and quick and personalized answers to American and Canadian customers who have proven to prefer the excellence of Bovone's “Made in Italy” solutions. “We are excited about this new venture,” says Federica Bovone, CEO of Elettromeccanica Bovone Srl, “and the time has come that we expand into this market with a physical location and staff so we can continue to effectively and efficiently meet the demands of our loyal customer base.”
Bovone N.A. is strategically located in North Carolina, one of the states most suited to the development of new industrial projects. It intends to be fully operational starting in 2020 with a complete management and operational team. This move is intended to make it easier and faster to integrate data for robotics, prepare and install machinery, and service our customers in the entire North American market. “With Mangus in his new position, and through this collaboration, Salem and Bovone will continue to provide excellent customer service to existing customers along with actively developing new prospects”, agrees Willard and Bovone.
About Salem Distributing Company, Inc.
Salem Distributing Company, Inc. is a certified 100% employee-owned company founded in 1934 with sales representatives and support staffs strategically located throughout the United States and Canada. Salem is an industry leading supplier of glass fabrication equipment, materials and technical expertise. Building on a wealth of product and process knowledge unique to a single company, along with recent company acquisitions, Salem continues to further grow its machinery and technical service offerings. Salem is headquartered in Winston-Salem, NC and maintains an office and warehouses in Santa Fe Springs, CA and Toronto -Ontario, Canada. https://www.salemdist.com
About Elettromeccanica Bovone Srl
Bovone, a family owned company founded in 1954, is a world-renowned manufacturer of solutions and technologies for the second processing of flat glass and natural and synthetic stones. Bovone has always stood for excellence and lasting value. The company's offerings are structured into two main distinct production areas consisting of stand-alone machines - for grinding, beveling and washing, and the customized lines dedicated to complete plants for silvering and layering. Technologically advanced and answering the demands of Industry 4.0, is the Bovone Robotic System (BRS). This robotic system allows the integration of Bovone machinery into fully automated production islands. Bovone is headquartered in Ovada, Italy. Bovone NA will be located in North Carolina. https://bovonenorthamerica.com
The Importance of Maintaining Your Equipment
To learn more about why Periodic Maintenance is important, check out this article from the Door and Window Market Magazine:
SALEM is here to help keep your equipment running smoothly with our Periodic Maintenance Program. Maintaining your machinery can save you from costly downtime and expensive rebuilds. The purpose of the Periodic Maintenance Program (PMP) Agreement is to assess the condition of the machine, lubricate and calibrate the machine, and do basic operator and maintenance personnel training. Basic checks are performed to identify abnormal wear and broken or missing parts. The machine is greased and oiled at all greasing and oiling points. The SALEM technician goes over the basic functions of the machine with the operator, making sure they know how to run the machine properly.
BENEFITS OF A PERIODIC MAINTENANCE PROGRAM (PMP) AGREEMENT:
- Mitigate costly unscheduled downtime.
- Support from an experienced SALEM technician to keep equipment in good operating condition.
- Recurrent training provided for maintenance personnel and operators by an expert SALEM technician.
- Up to 33% discount on labor and travel for all jobs.
- Up to 8% discount on all related parts orders.
SALEM Flat Glass & Mirror Is Exhibiting at GlassBuild America 2019
Register today for FREE using the code 19GBA19!
SALEM Flat Glass & Mirror invites you to discover the most compact, hi-tech vertical CNC work center in the industry – the DENVER ADVANCE PLUS. This all-in-one, true vertical alternative to horizontal work centers is capable of edging, notching, countersinking and polishing (optional). Ideal for “quick turnaround” production, this zero set up machine has 100% uptime with its continuous “flow” capability.
SALEM also brings you the ELB 10/45 edger/miterer from BOVONE. The ELB 10/45 is designed to produce flat edges or 0° to 45° miters, both cerium polished, and has a two-wheel arris polish configuration. This 10 cup wheel edger is an industry heavyweight in its class and is able to handle up to 2,000 lb.
Visit SALEM at GLASSBUILD AMERICA in BOOTH #3135 to see live demonstrations of these machines and more, from exclusive industry partners, including painting and coating machines from CEFLA, the CHEMWEST particle removal system, the MISTRAL 180 EV sandblasting unit from FRATELLI PEZZA and the AZV MILL 1000 milling/drilling machine from ZAFFERANI GLAS.
SALEM, your dedicated supplier for cutting edge diamond tooling and supplies, introduces the ClickFit™. This revolutionary new system will save you significant amounts of production time. Instead of replacing the entire wheel, the base is attached to the machine separately while the actual grinding, edging or polishing wheel is replaced. Simply twist the wheel out of the base to remove it and then twist the new one into the locked position. The rotation of the wheel will keep it locked until it's time to replace it.
Also, browse our displays featuring a full line of tools, supplies and material handling equipment from SALEM and our partners – BDT®, KDRILLS, EVGUARD® by FOLIENWERK , WOOD'S POWR-GRIP® and more. Our featured products include diamond wheels, core drills, felt and composition polishing wheels, cerium oxide polishing compounds, CNC tooling, vacuum cups, vacuum lifters, etc. We can't wait to see you there!
Salem Distributing Company, Inc. Announces the NA Expansion of Flagship Partner, Ellettromeccanica Bovone, Srl.
Salem is excited to announce the US branch of Bovone will open in 2020 close to Salem’s headquarters in NC. The expansion to the US of the Italian company will streamline exchanges between the glass fabrication machinery manufacturer Bovone and its distributor-partner, Salem. Within the product lifecycle management process, this move will make it easier and faster to integrate data for robotics, prepare and install machinery, and service customers in the entire North American market.
This expansion provides an enormous opportunity for Salem, through two of its divisions -SALEM Flat Glass & Mirror and SALEM Stone, to better serve customers and provide innovative machinery solutions to the glass and stone industries. Doug Mangus, Machine Sales Director for Salem, states: “Bovone is known in the marketplace to be the heavyweight when it comes to glass processing equipment and robotics. Its expansion to the US will enable our teams to become more efficient and responsive in both sales and technical support.”
The intended benefit of the expansion is to significantly enhance Industry 4.0 development in which Salem has been involved for years. Numerous robots and glass processing cells have been installed across the US reducing labor costs and risks for fabricators. With forecasts of increased interest and sales into 2020, Mike Willard, CEO of Salem, says “Together on US soil, our companies can more fully leverage and integrate new and existing machinery with enhanced technology. This will benefit our customers in streamlined processes for faster production and little downtime -exactly what they’ve been asking for these past years. “
Salem, itself has recently grown with the acquisition of HHH Tempering Resources. With an expanded line of equipment and tooling offerings, along with a growing technical service and support presence, Salem is one of the largest companies of its kind in the industry.
About Elettromeccanica Bovone Srl
Elettromeccanica Bovone Srl, a family owned company founded in 1954, is known for its commitment to quality and constant innovation in the glass and natural/synthetic stone processing industries. From bevelers and edging machines to laminating lines and robots, Bovone has always stood for excellence and lasting value. Bovone is headquartered in Ovada, Italy.
SALEM Vision Exhibiting at Vision Expo West 2019
SALEM Vision will be exhibiting at Vision Expo West 2019 at SANDS EXPO, NV. Come visit us at booth #11068 to see our various lines of finishing and surfacing supplies for your optical needs. Best of all, you can visit us at no cost to you! Simply click on the link or banner below to register for free today. We can't wait to see you there!
Salem Acquires HHH
SALEM DISTRIBUTING COMPANY ACQUIRES HHH TEMPERING RESOURCES
The Next Chapter of Delivering Success!
Salem Distributing Company, Inc. (Salem), headquartered in Winston-Salem, NC has announced its acquisition of HHH Tempering Resources, Inc., a glass industry technical team and fabrication machinery provider. Effective immediately, HHH is a wholly owned subsidiary of Salem. With this move, Salem substantially increases its foothold in the flat glass industry it serves as SALEM Flat Glass & Mirror and it makes Salem the standout leader through its offerings of the largest equipment, supply and service lineup found in the glass industry.
The acquisition is a strategic move in Salem’s greater vision of providing the glass industry with innovative solutions and unmatched service. CEO/Owner of Salem, Mike Willard, states: “Our core focus is to grow and enrich the quality of our employee-owners’ lives while delivering success to our customers. The acquisition of HHH will expand these efforts and help us achieve our goals of growing our company while staying customer focused, accountable and solution oriented. We believe the great reputation for quality products and technical service that HHH has built is a fit for the Salem family.”
HHH will continue providing industry-leading glass tempering machinery and technical service. Mike Synon, HHH President/CEO as well as the rest of the HHH technical and leadership teams will stay intact. Mike Synon is quoted saying: “We’re excited to join forces and become part of the Salem family. The entire HHH team looks forward to continue serving the needs of North American fabricators.”
HHH headquarters will relocate to Winston-Salem, NC following the acquisition.
About Salem Distributing Company, Inc.
Salem Distributing Company, Inc. is a 100% employee-owned certified company founded in 1934 with sales representatives and support staffs strategically located throughout the United States and Canada. Salem is an industry leading supplier of glass fabrication equipment, materials and technical expertise. Building on a wealth of product and process knowledge unique to a single company, it remains on the cutting edge of innovation in the flat glass and mirror Industry. Salem is headquartered in Winston-Salem, NC and maintains an office and warehouses in Santa Fe Springs, CA and Toronto -Ontario, Canada.
About HHH Tempering Resources, Inc.
HHH Tempering Resources is an industry-leading team of U.S.-based glass tempering and fabrication experts with offices in Vancouver, WA and New Kensington, PA. Since 1994, the team has provided top-quality glass tempering furnaces, installation and technical consulting. Glass fabricators across North America choose HHH for tempering furnaces, glass fabrication machinery and technical service.
Customer and Media contact:
Salem Distributing Company, Inc.
5901 Gun Club Road
Winston-Salem, NC 27103
Dan Reinhart, VP of Sales and Marketing
Salem's Food Drive Comes To A Successful Conclusion
Salem Distributing Company is always looking for ways to give back to our communities. Salem’s ESOP team spearheaded a company-wide food drive, with donations going to the Clemmons Food Pantry in North Carolina and the Interfaith Food Center in California. Our employee owners stepped up, donating just under 2,000 lbs of food. We are proud of our employee owners and glad to be part of such wonderful communities.
Salem's National Sales Meeting Comes To A Close
April 22nd, 2019
Salem’s National Sales Meeting concluded last week. It was great to have our Regional Account Managers at headquarters again in addition to other Salem staff and visiting vendors. Now the RAMs are back in the field ready to assist you with your fabrication needs!
SmartLift US Announces New Distributor Partnership With Salem Distributing Company, Inc.
January 30, 2019
Frankfort, Illinois – SmartLift US continues to grow! We are excited to announce an agreement with Salem Distributing Company, Inc. to act as a distributor for our line of SmartLift intelligent glass handling and lifting machines. Together, we look to make life easier on the labor market. These intelligent lifting devices are engineered to streamline work processes and, in particular, focus on improving the work environment where heavy lifting and hazardous working postures risk worker injury.
Salem Distributing Company, Inc., founded in 1934, is an employee-owned, American based business with headquarters located in Winston-Salem, NC. They serve four industries; Glass, Stone, Precision Optics and Ophthalmic. Through their glass division, SALEM Flat Glass & Mirror, they distribute the finest fabrication and material handling products available. Salem maintains 3 warehousing centers located in Winston-Salem, NC, Los Angeles, CA and Toronto, CA. They are the primary resource for these products here in North America. SALEM Flat Glass & Mirror may be contacted by calling 800.234.1982 or emailing email@example.com.
SmartLift US is the North American Representative of SmartLift Glass Handler of Denmark. Founded in 2015, SmartLift US has rapidly grown from its original service center in Chicagoland, IL to operating warehousing and service centers in New York, NY, Phoenix, AZ and Tampa Bay, FL. With an extensive line of models and options to serve the glazing and glass fabrication industry, the SmartLift machine is the favorite choice of glaziers and flat material designers and contractors. For more information, SmartLift US may be contact by calling 815.931.4825 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Salem Distributing's 1st Quarter Event Lineup
With 2019 starting to get into full swing, Salem Distributing already has a big line up of events that we'll be attending for the first part of the year. We'll have representatives to answer any questions you may have about your operation as well as some versatile and powerful machines to introduce to you. You can't miss us! Don't delay, register today!
The International Surface Event (TISE)
Mandalay Bay Convention Center
Glass Expo Rocky Mountain
Building Envelope Contractors (BEC) Conference
Vision Expo East
Jacob Javits Center
Glass Processing Automation Days (GPAD)
SALEM Brings Evguard EVA Laminating Film to North America
SALEM Flat Glass & Mirror is offering you the premiere EVA laminating film in North America. It's certified for any project involving impacts, weathering, temperature insulation and sound reduction. Evguard is also compliant with US ANSI Glass Standards and is Miami Dade certified. Learn more about what evguard can do you for you today!