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 glassBYTEs.com/AGRR
magazine that the decision to sell came as a result of the current
"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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