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GGI Celebrates 120 Years in the Glass Industry

Milestone year will be marked with further expansion

GGI General Glass Industries Celebrates 120 Years in Glass Industry

GGI (General Glass International) celebrates the company’s 120-year anniversary this year. Founded in 1900 by Max Balik, an immigrant from Austria, who had grown up in the glass business, GGI has become a leading global importer, national distributor and custom fabricator of specialty glass solutions. The company has been family owned and operated for five generations.

“The company will celebrate this significant milestone throughout the year with events and communications that pay tribute to the history of accomplishments and to the people who have worked to help build the business,” said David Balik, GGI President and CEO. “2020 presents even greater opportunity for GGI and our employees as we continue to expand our product offering and fabrication capabilities.”

The company has launched a commemorative logo and social media hashtag #GGI120 that will be displayed throughout the year in celebration of the 120th anniversary, and to serve as a reminder of how important it is that GGI continue to innovate and adapt to meet the changing needs of our industry, as well as the needs of the architectural and design community.

“As we reflect on how GGI has evolved over the years, we are grateful for the support of our employees, customers and vendors, without whom none of this would have been possible,” adds Balik. “It is the ‘Can Do’ spirit of so many people over the years that continues to be the core of GGI’s success.”

About GGI

For five generations, the Balik family has responded to the changing needs of the flat glass industry. From architectural and decorative glass, to picture frame glass and specialty glass. GGI sources globally, fabricates locally and distributes nationally. Offering an unmatched selection of quality glass options, we aim to deliver what the market wants in patterned, fire-rated, anti-reflective, antique mirror, custom-color back-painted glass and Alice®—the digital printing on glass process we pioneered in North America. Continuous investment in precision fabrication technology keeps us at the forefront of the most complex execution of ideas in glass. You can count on GGI not only for contemporary ideas and creative solutions, but also for the integrity, reliability and intimacy that comes from working with a family business. When we say we know glass from the ground up, we mean it. To learn more visit or email us at [email protected].

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