Banner Glass Files for Bankruptcy

Silver Springs, Md.-based Banner Glass’ location was surrounded by snow in January 2016.

Silver Spring, Md.-based Banner Glass’ location was surrounded by snow in January 2016.

Banner Glass has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in the U.S. Federal District Court of Maryland. Its assets will go up for auction via Tiger Capital Group’s Commercial & Industrial division.

Employee-owned Banner Glass, which has eight locations covering Maryland and Northern Virginia, shuttered its doors in July.

It has an estimated 200-999 creditors and assets of an estimated $500,001 to $1 million, according to the bankruptcy filing. Its liabilities are estimated as the same as the company’s assets.

Banner Glass owes $74,590 for leases, according to the filing.

The company lists its additional top unsecured creditors as including:

Glass Distributors Inc.: $89,717

Pilkington North America: $88,531

Pittsburgh Glass Works: $35,739

Benefitmall: $34,248

Bank of America: $29,559

Trulite Glass and Aluminum Solutions: $13,817

Cardinal Shower Enclosures: $12,897

Linton Shafer Warfield & Garrett, P.A.: $12,300

Scott M. Gourley: $12,116 (wages)

Suntrust Bank: $10,055

Universal Premium: $9,370 (gas card)

Robert E. Ripley Jr.: $9,216 (wages)

Norman Sheek: $8,500 (wages)

Bryce L. Hanes: $7,502 (wages)

Lexus of Silver Spring: $7,497

“Prior to the bankruptcy petition date, the debtor experienced significant financial issues,” according to the court filing. “As a result, the debtor was unable to continue to pay wages, suppliers and vendors and consequently, unable to continue as a going concern. The debtor, in its business judgment, determined that it was in the best interests of its estate, creditors and parties-in-interest to liquidate the debtor’s assets and wind-down the debtor’s affairs in an orderly process under Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code.”

The sale features shop equipment as well as a fleet of more than 30 vehicle, including Ford, Chevrolet and GMC pickups, vans and cars as new as 2014. Property is also for sale. For a full list of assets available for auction, click here to read the bankruptcy document.

Online bidding will commence September 13 at www.SoldTiger.com.

Banner Glass was founded May 1, 1956 with a small automotive glass installation shop in downtown Silver Spring, Md., according to the company’s website.

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