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Excellence in Glass Fabrication and Market Adaptation

For nearly a century, Swift Glass has focused on high-quality custom glass fabrication. Our unwavering commitment to providing our customers with quality glass products has served as our company’s foundation for almost 100 years and will continue to serve as one of our guiding principles for years to come.

Although we continually abide by the same principles by which our company was founded, we are also constantly adapting our production capabilities to suit the evolving needs of our customers. This endless expansion allows us to continue to serve them in an ever-changing marketplace.

As a nod to our continued innovation and growth and a reflection of how far we’ve come as a company, we’ve developed a new company logo. We are excited to reveal our updated company logo because, although our commitment to quality and excellence remains the same, we have evolved as a company.

Adapting With the Needs of Our Clients

In 1881, we were founded as the Swift Lubricator Company. At the time, rather than glass, our primary product offering was lubricant for steam engines.

After World War II (during which time Swift Lubricator was contracted to build products for tanks and airplanes), America was a different place with different needs. Our company recognized the opportunity to adapt and began to focus on glass fabrication. The Swift team paid close attention to this rapidly growing industry and stayed on top of trends and demands, acquiring new capabilities to meet the needs of a new client base.

Since then, with our high-quality, expert-driven glass fabrication solutions, we’ve satisfied countless customers and built numerous ongoing business relationships. From contract manufacturers to original equipment manufacturers, professionals across a broad range of industries rely on Swift Glass to provide premium glass products tailored to their unique needs.

Swift Glass’s Exciting New Facility Updates

At Swift Glass, we’re guided by what our customers need. By listening to their needs through the years, we have quadrupled the original size of our factory and added new machinery as necessary. This year alone, we added a clean room, a 4-stage ultrasonic bath and expanded our wafer analysis capabilities.

Our ISO Class 7 clean room allows us to produce cleaner and higher quality glass components for use in a wide range of industries. We transport the glass in plastic or stainless steel, which both protects the glass from dirt and damage and helps us maintain the sterility of the clean room. When the finished product arrives at your facility, it does not require additional sterilization operations and can be used directly out of the package, saving you time and money. The new clean room allows us to offer a more comprehensive selection of cleaning and packaging services.

The addition of a Tropel® FlatMaster® MSP-300 to our facility greatly expanded our testing and measurement capabilities. Our technicians use the machine to measure glass wafers at the submicron level in a few seconds, allowing us to check for a high degree of precision in wafer thickness and flatness. By attaining more precise measurements, our team can further improve the quality of our glass products.

With these latest facility updates, we strive to expand our glass fabrication capabilities to better serve customers in a broader range of industries, including biomedical, appliance, aerospace, optical, and more. We’re always looking for new ways to serve our customers and deliver the highest-quality glass solutions, and our new company logo is a reflection of that commitment.

To learn more about our facility updates and expanded capabilities, check out our Company Overview video. If you have any further questions, don’t hesitate to contact us today!

Swift Glass Now Offering Gorilla® Glass Fabricating

We’re excited to announce that Swift Glass now offers custom cutting and precision grinding glass fabrication services for Gorilla® Glass.gorilla-glass-badge

Swift Glass’s advanced technology can transform Gorilla® Glass with custom waterjet cutting and glass cutting, edge grinding and beveling, and even additional chemical strengthening for protection against extreme environments.

“We’re thrilled to add another top-quality Corning glass to our inventory of glass materials,” said Sheila Burke Reynolds, Vice President of Swift Glass Company. “Gorilla® Glass provides a high-end solution for our customers’ very particular industry needs.”

The Swift Glass/Corning partnership rests firmly in both companies’ long histories of innovation. Corning’s research has delivered social breakthroughs from the glass for the original Edison light bulb to the first low-loss optical telecommunications fiber, while Swift’s manufacturing technology has provided groundbreaking solutions in optics, aerospace applications, biomedical technology, and more.

Swift Glass provides more than just cutting, grinding, thermal tempering and chemical strengthening services. Its company-wide commitment to excellence ensures quality solutions from initial material selection all the way to final inspection and packaging.

For more information on Corning Gorilla® Glass and Swift’s portfolio of specialty materials and manufacturing services, visit the Gorilla® Glass capabilities page on Swift Glass’s website or contact the Swift Glass Company online to request a quote.

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Visit Swift Glass at Display Week 2016

Swift Glass is set to exhibit at the Society for Information Display’s annual Display Week Exhibition from May 24 to 26. The exhibition, held in San Francisco, Calif., brings together companies from around the world to discuss and showcase the latest developments in display technology.

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This year’s Display Week will feature nearly 250 exhibitors in display electronics, components, systems, services, manufacturing equipment and other industries. Attendees can expect new innovations to emerge in electronic information display applications — now a $100 billion/year industry.

Swift Glass will join 3M, PPG Industries, Mitsubishi Electric, and other major players in display electronics to showcase our flat glass components and glass capabilities for displays. These include:

• Chemical strengthening for dimensions up to 30” x 40”
• CNC machining
• Heat tempering
• Edge grinding and polishing
• Double-sided lapping and polishing
• Digital screen printing
• Laser etching

Join us at Booth 206 to see our large, chemically strengthened glass parts used for display purposes, and talk to members of our team about your next project.

Can’t attend Display Week? Visit our Optical and Display Glass page for information about our capabilities, and contact us to see how we can help you.

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Swift Glass to Attend Photonics West Exhibition in San Francisco

Elmira, N.Y. — Feb. 2, 2016 —Swift Glass, a worldwide leader in custom glass fabrication, will exhibit at the Photonics West Exhibition at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, California from February 16-18.

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Hosted by the International Society for Optical Engineering (SPIE), the glass manufacturing conference has been recognized as the flagship laser and optics event for businesses across the biomedical and medical device industries for over 20 years.

The 2016 Photonics West Exhibition will host more than 1,250 companies and 20,000 attendees as industry thought leaders discuss the latest findings in lasers, photonics, and optical glass.

Throughout the three-day conference, Swift Glass will showcase its latest optical glass products at Booth 631. It will also have the opportunity to network through forums, luncheons, and 67 SPIE courses and workshops featuring topics such as Photonics in Dermatology and Plastic Surgery, Laser 3D Manufacturing, and Emerging Liquid Crystal Technologies.

The Swift Glass team will meet with conference attendees and industry leaders face-to-face to share the company’s latest glass product offerings, including chemically strengthened glass. Interested guests can register for the event online to join the Swift Glass team for this invaluable networking opportunity.

An ISO-certified and ITAR-registered company, Swift Glass proudly offers custom glass manufacturing capabilities including chemical strengthening, CNC machining, waterjet cutting, edge grinding, thermal tempering, surface lapping, polishing as well as drilling.

With a wide variety of glass in stock from leading manufacturers such as Corning, GE, and Schott, Swift Glass provides customers with unique solutions for applications in the biomedical, optical, aerospace, appliance, and commercial industries.

For more information about Swift Glass’ services, visit the company’s website.

Swift Glass Acquires FJ Gray Division of Gray Glass

ELMIRA, N.Y. — January 2016 — Swift Glass, a worldwide leader in the manufacturing of quality fabricated custom glass parts, has purchased the FJ Gray Division of Gray Glass in Queens Village, New York.

The FJ Gray Division comprises the industrial, optical, specialty lighting, and educational glass fabrication segments of Gray Glass. Swift Glass began to fabricate, ship, and invoice work for FJ Gray on January 1, 2016. All new order processing, quotes, and product fabrication will now take place at the FJ Gray Division of Swift Glass Company in Elmira Heights, New York.

Since 1946, FJ Gray and Company has been a leading global custom glass specialist offering precision glass and industrial glass products. For Swift Glass customers, this acquisition brings a lineup of product offerings that complement their existing capabilities, including tempered glass, scientific glassware, gauge glass, tubing and rod, borosilicate, welder’s glass, and a host of other specialty glass products.

FJ Gray has extensive experience working with engineers, scientists, designers, and OEMs like Boeing, NASA, the US Military, the US Government, and a number of large corporations engaged in scientific research, aviation, and aerospace.

About Swift Glass

Swift Glass is a privately owned worldwide leader in the manufacturing of quality fabricated glass parts.

An ISO 9001:2008 certified and ITAR registered company, Swift Glass offers assistance in material selection, craftsmanship, design and custom solutions while possessing the utmost devotion to precision and quality.

Glass manufacturing capabilities include chemical strengthening, thermal tempering, polishing, edge grinding, drilling and more. Swift Glass works with leading glass manufacturers such as Corning, Schott and GE and stocks a wide range of materials that allow us to respond quickly to customer needs.

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