McGraw Glass Plant Bought by Farbman Group

MI-Southfield-based Farbman purchased DaimlerChrysler's McGraw Glass plant near Interstate 94 in the city and plans to convert it into a manufacturing and distribution hub.

The purchase price was not disclosed for the 900,000-sf plant, designed by architect Albert Kahn in 1936.

Farbman says it is spending $3 million to renovate the factory into a large industrial complex with more than 80 truck bays. “We're working with light manufacturers, warehouse-users and food distributors to fill the space and continue to add jobs to the region's economy," says Andrew Farbman, president of the Farbman Group. "The plant has been well-maintained and offers tremendous power, overhead cranes and access to rail lines."

The plant, to be renamed McGraw Industrial Center, is located at Ford and Wyoming, near Ford's Rouge Center. The McGraw Glass plant originally was used by Chrysler to build its midsize DeSoto brand, first introduced in 1929 and discontinued in 1961. It was converted to a glass production site in 1960 before closing last year. The plant closed last year.

600450 McGraw Glass Plant Bought by Farbman Group

See more news about:

Others also read

The glass sector has the increasingly widespread requirement of having an unlimited catalogue of parametric shapes and creating new ones in a simple way without being an expert in the field.
Glass Confusion is starting the New Year with Beginning Fused Glass group classes. The three-week course will be held Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and again from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Shoaib Akhtar is going to be back on Indian TV screens. He is going to be featured in the new TV ad campaign for Asahi Glass.
Worldwide glass-substrate capacity is expected to continue to grow more than 40% each quarter through 2005, as a result of capacity expansion by existing glass-substrate suppliers and new companies joining the market, according to DisplaySearch.
Western Pennsylvania’s once-thriving glassmaking industry is dwindling, as did the domestic steel industry and for many of the same reasons: competition and cost.
Christmas got a little bluer for the local glass industry this week with the closure of yet another plant.

Add new comment