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Wednesday, August 03, 2016
NY SBDC Exporter of the Year – Gillinder Glass
Gillinder Glass is a sixth-generation owned custom glass manufacturer
located in Port Jervis that specializes in custom-moulded, hand-pressed
glass products. In addition to producing as much as 50% of the glass
components for airfield runway lights for the US market, the company
provides products for lighting and other applications for many industry
segments both domestic and international including airfield, aerospace
and defense, architectural, commercial, industrial, theatrical, and
transportation. Owner Charles Gillinder consulted the SBDC about
investigating a supplier in China, and joined the IBD program on trade
missions to China in 2014 and 2015. Through the SBDC introductions and
coordination, Charles made contacts in several regions for his
products, met with existing and potential suppliers, and had on-site
visits with local suppliers. Charles also worked with the Mid-Hudson
SBDC to obtain a NY Rising grant to recoup losses incurred during
Hurricane Sandy. During the past year, the company obtained ESD and CFA
grants for expansion into the production of new specialty glass used in
night vision goggles.