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.

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