As 2018 comes to an end and we reflect on all that we have been blessed with, we want to take a moment and say thank you! We appreciate your loyalty and support throughout the year by choosing Dallas Flat Glass as your glass supplier. We understand that without you, there is no “us” and for that, we thank you!
There are only a few more weeks left! Below are the days our offices will be closed:
Monday, December 24th – Christmas Eve
Tuesday, December 25th – Christmas Day
Monday, December 31st – New Year’s Eve
Tuesday, January 1st – New Year’s Day
We wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a happy, safe New Year!
Did you know Dallas Flat Glass Distributors has been a supporting member of the Texas Glass Association for over 10 years? The Texas Glass Association (TGA) is a non-profit organization formed by local glass shops that have come together to forward the education of our growing industry and build lasting relationships with like-minded individuals. As a member, it is our goal to provide you with continuing education courses and networking opportunities.
To stay up to date with events, like our Facebook page and let us know what type of courses you would like to see!
If you are interested in becoming a member of TGA, please email Kristina.
See you there!
We believe that in order to provide you with superior products we must consistently reinvest into our company. It is this principle that has carried us into the 100,00 square foot warehouse we operate out of now. We welcomed the opportunity to be featured in the newest Kenworth News Release. This article encompasses our view and dreams that were achieved with the help of our new fleet.
The improved driver productivity delivered by the T270s and the dealer support from MHC Kenworth-Dallas means Dallas Flat Glass can respond more rapidly to those sudden surges in business, Varela said.
To read the full article, click here.
The 2017 year is moving right along! As we move forward in the year, there are a few dates and changes to be aware of.
We will be closed the following days in observance of the below Holidays:
Friday, April 14 – Good Friday
Monday, May 29 – Memorial Day
Monday and Tuesday, July 3-4 – Independence Day***
Monday, September 4 – Labor Day
Thursday and Friday, November 23-24 – Thanksgiving
Monday – Friday, December 25-29 – Christmas **
Monday, January 1 – New Years Day 2018
**Note: We will be closed the week of Christmas.
***Update: We will be closed Monday and Tuesday for Independence Day.
We appreciate your support and loyalty to DFGD. We hope everyone has a blessed and prosperous year!
It has been estimated that businesses lose approximately 5% of revenues every year due to fraud. The Glass industry – our industry, is not exempt from this number. The study done by ACFE (Association of Fraud Examiners), shows smaller companies of less than 100 employees to be particularly vulnerable. The percentage of larger companies that enlist in anti-fraud practices (call centers, anti-fraud training, etc) is much higher in larger companies. We believe the best tool to use in defense of being scammed is education.
The most recent example of the scam that seems to be making its way around our industry again goes something like this:
You receive a call from someone (more than likely out of state) who has called everywhere looking for (most recently):
20 – 50 x 78
20 – 40 x 68
You send them pricing; he approves your quote upwards of (let’s say) $20K, he gives you his credit card information to pre-pay for this order to put you at ease. All you have to do is pay for the crating and shipping to his job-site or his office. Considering you just made $20K for answering your phone, you use some of it to pay for shipping and place the order with your local supplier. Sounds good, right?
Unfortunately the credit card number he gave was a stolen card and those funds that were in your business account are now seized. As if that wasn’t bad enough, the shipping company that they asked you to use and paid money to, was none other than the scammer himself. Now, you no longer have that original money and you lost those shipping charges and still have to pay the supplier.
Educate yourself in regards to fraudulent activity. There is a great article in Glass Magazine that contains red flags to be aware of, activity to look for and other items that can help you catch these scams early on. Some of these flags are listed below:
- stock sizes or block sizes of glass in high quantities
- out of state “contractors”
- orders that require out of state shipping
- emailed orders with numerous typing errors
These are just a few examples of “red flags” to investigate further if they come up.
You can also investigate their website and look for phone number and address discrepancies. There is also a lot of information available just by doing a quick search on Google and the Better Business Bureau.
We hope this information helps you. We pray for a safe and prosperous 2017 for everyone. Be on the look out for scams such as these to keep yourself from becoming the next victim. Like! us on Facebook to keep up with our blog and other helpful information as it becomes available.
We are excited to announce the new addition to our shower glass line-up: 1/4 ShowerGuard!
Unlike some of the other coated glass, the ShowerGuard is baked into the glass and sealed when it is tempered. ShowerGuard is not “maintenance-free” however, it gives your homeowners the ability to return the glass to its natural luster. The coating fills the natural pores of the surface of the glass to prevent hard water deposits from etching the glass. Still not convinced? This clear glass product carries a lifetime warranty through Guardian directly to the homeowner. To learn more about the product visit their website here.
For more information about this product, please contact our sales team at 972-506-9580.
We hope everyone is staying warm this season! As the year comes to an end, we are so grateful for the support and loyalty of our customers and look forward to a prosperous New Year!
The Dallas Flat Glass offices will be closed the following days for the upcoming holidays:
Thursday 12/22 – Closed from 12pm – 1pm for Holiday Lunch
Friday 12/23 – Closed for Christmas observance
Monday 12/26 – Closed for Christmas observance
Friday 12/30 – Closed for New Year’s observance.
Feel free to contact our sales team at 972-506-9580 with any questions or concerns.
At Dallas Flat Glass we are happy to announce our 1st annual Coat Drive. We will be collecting new and gently used coats to benefit the Ramblin’ Closet.
The Ramblin’ Closet is a Christian clothing ministry founded in 2015 by Tom Holman III. Its store is now open and offers completely free clothing to those in need. With the winter season upon us, there is an immediate need for winter coats of all sizes.
We will be accepting donations at the following locations:
Dallas Flat Glass Distributors
1304 Champion Circle
Carrollton, TX 75006
The Ramblin’ Closet
142 S Main Street
Van Alstyne, TX 75495
All donations are tax deductible. We appreciate your support and look forward to being able to help others stay warm this winter. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To stay connected with the Ramblin’ Closet and see the newest updates, Like! them on facebook!
We are happy to announce the addition of the following products to our LowE line-up:
Guardian ClimaGuard Residential LowE 53/23 (available in 1/8″ and 3/16″ thickness for insulating)
Guardian SunGuard SNX 51/23 (available in 1/4″ thickness for insulating)
ClimaGuard RLE 53/23
This product is available through us in 1/8″ and 3/16″ thicknesses. Using this product will assist you in reaching the desired energy rating necessary for your new construction project. RLE 53/23 has the ability to produce a Solar Heat Gain Coefficient (SHGC) of .23 and carries a visible light transmittance of 53%.
SunGuard SNX 51/23
This product is only available through us in 1/4″ thickness. The use of this product will assist you in reaching the desired energy code necessary for your new construction project. When SNX 51/23 is applied in a commercial setting (1/4 glass, 1/2 air, 1/4 glass) this product will aid in getting the desirable SHGC of .23.
Feel free to stop by and pick up a sample or contact our sales team at 972-506-9580 to request a sample.
For more information regarding these LowE products, visit Guardian Industries.