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Salem Introduces New Partnerships!
Exciting New Strategic Partnership Announcement from SALEM Flat Glass & Mirror, a Division of Salem Distributing Company, Inc.
Furthering our dedication to be a top full line supplier of equipment and fabricating supplies to the glass industry, we are thrilled to announce we have teamed up with three innovators in the glass world – IGis (Insulated Glass Innovative Solution), Folienwerk Wolfen and Ashton Industrial. Constantly looking to improve both the quality and variety of our products and services in our already robust portfolio, we will immediately begin offering these companies’ products -insulated glass lines, EVA laminating film and seaming/pre-tempering equipment, to our customers. Salem Distributing Company CEO, Mike Willard, states, “As the state of our industry evolves, these partnerships offer strong support for our customers who require better quality products, greater safety, reduced time and costs in their fabrication process. Salem is always looking to streamline the overall fabrication process and manage the equipment lifecycle efficiently. All three of these companies will help us do just that.”
- IGis, Insulated Glass Innovative Solution, is an insulated glass processing solution leader. They have installed over 300 insulated glass production lines worldwide including the world’s largest glass size (3,210mm x 9,500mm) I.G. line in Europe in 2013. Quickly becoming a global company, their mission is to help make businesses successful by providing productive total solutions for the glass processing industry.
- Folienwerk Wolfen, is a trailblazer in ethylene vinyl acetate (EVA) laminating film and a company that is steeped in both tradition and pioneering. The result of years of research and development, evguard® laminate film exhibits its superior properties as it forms a full crosslinked composite layer for long lasting fade resistance and stronger resilience over time. It is certified for impact, weathering, and sound reduction and meets all US standards.
- Finally, Ashton Industrial is a specialized manufacturer of automated glass seaming and other processing machinery. They are now the world’s largest manufacturer of pre-tempering systems. Often engineered and customized to customers’ specific requirements, this reliable, heavy duty equipment is in operation 24 hours a day and 7 days a week in many cases.
About SALEM Flat Glass & Mirror: SALEM Flat Glass & Mirror is your complete source for high-quality glass fabrication equipment, technical service and supplies. Our equipment and product lines have been handpicked from manufacturers with a proven track record of performance and value worldwide. SALEM Flat Glass & Mirror is a division of Salem Distributing Company, Inc., a certified 100% employee-owned international company. Our corporate office is located in a 50,000-square-foot facility in Winston-Salem, North Carolina with sales representatives covering the US, Canada and Mexico. Warehouses are maintained in Los Angeles, CA, Winston-Salem, NC and Toronto, Canada.
Rep. Virginia Foxx Meets With Salem Distributing
Last week, ESCA member company Salem Distributing Company, Inc. met with Congresswoman Virginia Foxx (R-NC-5) in her district office. Because Congresswoman Foxx chairs the Committee on Education and the Workforce, which has jurisdiction over Department of Labor issues, Salem Distributing CEO Mike Willard and Controller Gale Marett focused their discussion on the Department of Labor's approach to ESOPs. Our goal for this meeting was to encourage Congresswoman Foxx to convey her support for ESOPs and concerns about aggressive enforcement efforts to Secretary Alexander Acosta. We appreciate her willingness to speak with Secretary Acosta on behalf of ESCA member companies and look forward to continuing to work with her on DOL and other issues in the future.
Salem Distributing Company is a 100% employee-owned international company with a support staff of 50 employee owners in the Winston-Salem, North Carolina corporate headquarters. In addition, sales representatives and support staff are strategically located throughout the United States and Canada with warehouses maintained in Winston-Salem, NC, Los Angeles, CA and Toronto, Canada. The company works in four distinct industries: glass, stone, precision electro-optical and ophthalmic.
We thank Salem Distrubuting for meeting with Congresswoman Virginia Foxx! If your company needs assistance in planning or hosting a district event, please contact Matt Pearce (firstname.lastname@example.org). If you company has a visit planned, please be sure to email Matt following the visit with a brief update and a few pictures.
Congresswoman Virginia Foxx, Salem Distributing CEO Mike Willard and Salem Distributing Controller Gale Marett.
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SALEM Flat Glass & Mirror to present at GPAD
January 19, 2017 - SALEM Flat Glass & Mirror will once again present at Glass Processing Automation Days (GPAD) in 2017. GPAD, the glass industry’s most exciting, educational, and informative event, offers a rare opportunity to see first-hand the latest user-friendly, comprehensive software integration systems alongside the most up-to-date and cutting-edge glass processing developments. GPAD is not a trade show but an annual two-day educational experience designed for glass fabrication industry leaders. It provides in-depth insight into the latest advances in glass fabrication equipment and software solutions in an up-close and personal setting unavailable anywhere else on the globe. This unique two-day journey, held in beautiful and historic New Orleans, Louisiana from March 14-15, 2017, promises to inspire both new glass fabricators as well as seasoned veterans of the glass industry.
The Bovone Robotics System (BRS) is the subject of SALEM’s presentation in 2017. The BRS is the answer to the need for more automation to increase production and to reduce labor costs and risks in glass fabrication facilities. This system revolutionizes glass handling with cutting-edge technology. The BRS brings a new level of production capability to the glass industry by providing automatic loading and unloading of vertical glass edgers. This may be done using a single robot in a small footprint, or a high production island may be built using 2 edgers with automatic wheel adjustment and 2 robots. The BRS is available in an array of configurations and can be custom designed to fit most any application to maximize productivity.
Turn On The Power With SALEM Flatglass and Mirror Showroom Opening
January 19, 2017 - We promised and the time is here! SALEM Flatglass & Mirror has opened the doors to our new Equipment Showroom in Winston-Salem, North Carolina! You now have the opportunity to watch high-tech equipment and tooling demonstrations and our machine and product engineers are available to discuss how you can increase efficiency, improve safety, and reduce costs. Come out and see it for yourself on February 9th and 10th!
Contact us for more information or a quote today! Call 800-234-1982 or locate the sales rep for your area.
Helping Customers Affected by Historic Flooding
August 23, 2016 - Salem Distributing Company, Inc., a 100% employee owned company with headquarters in Winston-Salem, NC, is reaching out to customers in the flood ravaged areas of Louisiana. Through our divisions, SALEM Flat Glass & Mirror and SALEM Stone, sales and service representatives began calling and emailing customers last week to find ways we may help them recover from the devastation that occurred. Whether directly affected or not, our glass and stone fabrication customers face the possibility of long term hardship from downtime or physical loss and SALEM wants to help. From salvaging existing equipment and supplies, or rebuilding shops with quick access to new machines and product, we understand the need to get on with business and make a living.
Our aim is to offset some of the costs experienced as our customers recover and to aid them in taking care of their existing or increased business. SALEM has stepped up and is offering discounts on supply orders as well as free freight in most instances. The assistance will remain in effect through the month of November as we know this recovery will be a lengthy process.
SALEM Flat Glass & Mirror and SALEM Stone also sell an extensive line of new and pre-owned fabrication and new material handling equipment and may be able to help with the rebuild of damaged machines.
If you are affected by this disaster, please contact us directly. Let us know what questions you have or if we may help in any way. We are here to support you. It is just another way we deliver success.
SALEM Awards Territory
Salem Distributing Company, Inc. is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Serban Cornicioiu to additional territories in the Northeast US. Specifically, Serban will add Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont to his existing territories of New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania.
In his expanded position as Regional Account Manager, Serban will be responsible for maintaining existing customer relationships and developing new prospects and additional flat glass and stone fabrication supply and machine sales. His territory, now covering the entire Northeast region for SALEM Flat Glass & Mirror and SALEM Stone, will continue to be serviced through our east coast corporate office located in Winston-Salem, NC.
Serban brings numerous years of knowledge and successful sales experience in tooling, supplies, service, and machinery for both the stone and glass industries. We commend Serban’s proven track record for success and are confident in his ability to develop his new territory and deliver formulas for success to his customers. Being based out of New York, NY, Serban’s territory knowledge, drive to succeed, and persistence will serve him and the company very well in this expanded sales role.
About Salem Distributing- Salem Distributing Company, Inc. is a 100% Employee Owned International Company with a support staff of over 50 employee owners in the corporate offices in Winston Salem, NC. In addition, sales staff is strategically located throughout the United States and Canada and warehouses are maintained in Winston Salem, NC; Los Angeles, CA; and Toronto, CA.
Salem Distributing Company successfully provides equipment, supplies, industry experience service and support for four distinct industries as SALEM Flat Glass & Mirror, SALEM Stone, SALEM Vision and SALEM Advanced Surfaces. With Salem, it is not just about machinery and supplies. It is also about providing Knowledge, Service, and Value to our customers. Your success is our success and we deliver that every day.
News - Virginia Foxx Visits Salem
May 9, 2016 - On her way back to D.C., Congresswoman Virginia Foxx visited with SALEM Distributing Company, Inc. of Winston-Salem, NC. Salem, joined by fellow employee owned company, Computer Credit, Inc. -also of Winston-Salem, discussed the beneficial impact of Employee Stock Ownership Plans (ESOP) on employees, communities and government.
There is overwhelming evidence that ESOP companies are more productive, profitable and more sustainable. During economic downturn, ESOP companies were four times more likely to retain jobs and during the Great Recession the Federal government recognized substantial savings when compared to foregone tax payments by laid off employees of conventionally owned companies. For every $1 in tax expenditures to promote employee stock ownership, the Federal government collected $13 in taxes! Also, more than half of ESOP companies have two retirements plans and average account balances for these employees are much higher than data reported for average 401(k) accounts.
Asked to consider support for H.R 2096 -Promotion and Expansion of Private Employee Ownership Act of 2015, Congresswoman Foxx shared her enthusiasm to support employee owned companies and revealed a few statistics from her ESOP research as well. She encouraged everyone to stay involved and contact her for a visit to her office in D.C.!
SALEM was awarded the 2016 Company of the Year by the Carolinas Chapter of the ESOP Association for commitment and pride in promoting our ESOP.
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