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SWFL company expanding, adding jobs

Post Time:Mar 31,2012Classify:Company NewsView:359

A local, family-run business is expanding to start manufacturing on its own - eliminating its outsourcing.


It's a change that the family-run company is ready for.


"We will be the only full-service glass manufacturer in Southwest Florida - coming everywhere from fabrication, edging, doing notch work, washing and tempering," said Bill Daubmann, owner of


The company's glass manufacturing used to be outsourced to Alabama, then brought to Southwest Florida.


But now, Daubmann says, "you're going to be able to get the best quality, the quickest turnaround time and the best price - all because were doing it locally and in-house."


Daubmann explained he will be opening D3 Glass inside My Shower Door headquarters.


"Not only will we be able to make glass for ourselves, but we'll be able to distribute glass to others that need it and want it," Daubmann said.


The new company will be fulfilling a need and sending a message to businesses across the world that Southwest Florida is trying to attract.


"The fact that they can do this here and it can be economically feasible is the perfect sign and the perfect message for us to send out to people all over the world - that you can do manufacturing here, we have the space," said Christine Ross, with the Bonita Estero Economic Development Council.


She explained that much of that space already exists and that with each new start means more success.


"These are incremental successes and each of these incremental successes is going to build on one another and that more of these types of businesses are going to come here and hats the bottom line - you expand and diversify the economic base. That will make us sustainable for the future," Ross said.


It's a future, she says, this area can start building now.


"We have unemployed highly talented individuals that need to feed back into the system," Ross said.


"We'll teach them everything that needs to be done, they don't necessarily need to have experience in the field," said Daubmann.


The company plans to start manufacturing glass in June. But Daubmann says they are accepting applications right now.

Source: www.abc-7.comAuthor: shangyi

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