Santelli Tempered Glass Reportedly Closes
September 6, 2012
by Penny Stacey, firstname.lastname@example.org
Santelli Tempered Glass, based in Monessen, Pa., has reportedly
closed its doors, according to local
reports from Ocala, Fla., where the company opened its second
location in January 2010. The company had followed with a third
location in Elkhart, Ind., in July 2010, but had sold that operation
2011 to Cleer Vision Windows Inc.
According to local
reports published in 2010, the company had chosen to open the
Ocala location based on a $249,294 incentive package provided by
the city to expand the business there. According to the latest report,
published late yesterday, the Ocala City Council now has voted to
sue the company for failing to meet the obligations of the incentive
plan, and plans to seek $26,616 plus interest for the money the
city had previously paid the company.
Joseph Santelli, president of the company, has gained notoriety
for growing his business amid the economic downturn, and in 2011
was named the Pennsylvania Small
Business Person of the Year.
In a March 2011 interview with glassBYTEs.com's sister publication,
USGNN.com, Santelli said he hoped to open a fourth location
by March 2012 and to have identified a location for a fourth. He
also offered a comment on the state of the industry and what he
expected in the future.
"It's obvious that all the bad news with bankruptcies and consolidations
is not finished yet," he said in March 2011. "They say
timing is everything, and for several companies over the last couple
of years the saying proved to be so true. Great companies, run by
very good businesspeople, expanded several years ago because their
sales and the economy told them to do so and they ended up on the
wrong side of this recession."
In early 2011, the company was awarded Department of Transportation
963 for auto glass, specifically for its Ocala, Fla., location.
The company's phone at its headquarters in Monessen was disconnected
at press time. The company's website
had been removed, and emails sent to an external email address at
which USGNN.com previously had contacted Santelli were returned
as undeliverable. Emails sent to Santelli and other company officials
via their Santelli Tempered addresses had not been answered at press
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