Window company celebrates growth
Phoenix, Arizona-based Western Window Systems has been included in Inc. Magazine’s 33rd annual Inc. 500|5000, an exclusive ranking of the fastest-growing private companies in the United States. The designer and manufacturer of door and window systems made the list with three-year sales growth of 236%.
“Our phenomenal growth comes from having the best products, the best processes and the best employees in the industry,” said Western Window Systems president Jason Funk. “We’re grateful to be in the company of some of the most esteemed businesses in the country.”
The Inc. 500|5000 represents the most comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy — America’s independent entrepreneurs. Companies such as Yelp, Pandora, Timberland, Dell, Domino’s Pizza, LinkedIn, Zillow and many other well-known names gained early exposure as members, accroding to the press release announcing the ranking.
Tractor Supply hires HR VP
Tractor Supply named Chad Frazell as senior VP human resources.
Prior to joining Tractor Supply Company, Frazell was senior VP human resources for Shopko Stores. From 2008 to 2011, he served as VP human resources for Kohl’s Corporation, where he began as a store manager in 1999. Prior to 1999, Frazell served as a store manager and assistant manager for Target Corporation. He began his career with Wal-Mart Stores, where he served as an assistant manager and sales associate.
"We are very excited and pleased to welcome Chad to the Tractor Supply team," Sandfort said. "With his extensive experience in human resources and operations in the retail industry, Chad will play an integral role in our company’s future success as we continue to expand and create jobs in the communities we serve."
As of June 28, Tractor Supply operated 1,331 stores in 48 states.
PPG sells Illinois glass factory
PPG Industries has completed the sale of substantially all the assets of its Mount Zion, Illinois, glass manufacturing facility to automotive glass manufacturer Fuyao Glass America.
Financial terms were not disclosed.
Fuyao plans to rebuild and retrofit the facility’s two production lines to manufacture automotive glass. PPG will continue to operate the plant for up to one year, producing Sungate coated glass and clear glass.
The sale of the Mount Zion facility is consistent with the strategic initiative by PPG’s flat glass business to focus on its higher-technology, coated glass capabilities for residential and commercial construction applications, the company said.
PPG’s flat glass business manufactures high-performing coated glass, tinted and clear float glass primarily for the residential and commercial segments of the construction industry, as well as other specialty glass markets. The Mount Zion facility was built in 1959 and converted for float glass production in 1978.