VANCOUVER (AP) A glazing business owner in Vancouver says he’s frustrated by the industry’s continued slow growth and its lack of transparency.
The Vancouver Business Journal reports that Matt Krumholz has a growing collection of glass suppliers in his home city and wants to start a national chain.
He says he is working with a glass manufacturer in the U.S. and a glass supplier in Germany to start an expanded chain.
A local glass supplier has also opened a factory in Toronto.
The company Krumwalds are targeting is Glazing.com.
Glazing has expanded in recent years, but has struggled to maintain the level of supply and demand that the industry needs to remain competitive.
In its most recent annual report, the industry said it was struggling to meet supply and market demand, with production down 3 percent last year.