Mygrant Purchases Auto Replacement Glass Assets of W.A. Wilson; Wilson Exits Auto Glass Business
January 27, 2011

Mygrant Glass Co. has purchased the auto replacement glass assets of W.A. Wilson Glass Plus, according to a statement from Mygrant.

Mygrant currently is operating out of part of W.A. Wilson's Canton facility, and will service the Cleveland, Canton and Akron markets from that location, according to a statement from the company.

"We will soon be opening our own facility in the area," says Mygrant marketing associate Steve Duane.

Bob Hartong, president of W.A. Wilson, advised™/AGRR™ magazine that the decision to sell came as a result of the current marketplace.

"The main reason is as a small independent like W.A. Wilson, it just was getting harder and harder to compete and be profitable in the marketplace, so I felt the right move was to exit that business and focus on our insulated and tempered [products] and architectural aluminum and the value-added side of our business," says Hartong.

W.A. Wilson has locations in Wheeling and Charleston, W.Va., and Canton and Columbus, Ohio. It previously also had a retail auto glass arm, but sold that in 2004, according to the company's website.

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