John W McDougall Co., Inc.

(615) 321-3900
Industrial and Architectural Metal Contractor

Glass Furnace Industry

"Lilja Corp. has been doing business with McDougall Co. for over thirty years and we have found no other company that compares with the quality, competitiveness and performance they provide. Our business specializes in demanding schedules and emergency reaction and McDougall Co. has never let us or our customers down."

--Walter Bowe, President & CEO
Lilja Corp.

With a history of adopting industries and technologies in their infancy, our company’s philosophy is engrained with an inventive spirit and rising to a challenge.  We’re more than a contractor and custom fabricator, we provide complete solutions. We have been providing solutions to the glass furnace industry for over 40 years, including design, fabrication, installation, industrial demolition and equipment setting. Working as both a subcontractor and prime contractor, many of our projects are difficult retrofit systems that are commonly performed in the glass furnace industry. Our team specializes in working with our customers, some of whom have been returning to us for more than three decades, to design the most appropriate solution for their specific and unique needs in the glass furnace industry.

Take a look at some of the markets and primary processes that we’ve served in the glass furnace industry:

Markets Served:

  • Plate Glass
  • Container Glass
  • Fiberglass
  • Light Bulbs
  • Florescent Tubes
  • Picture Tubes
  • Glassware

Primary Process Served:

  • Batch (batch bins, batch bin liners, weigh hoppers, chutes, dust collection, process ductwork, silos, bucket elevators, conveyors)
  • Melter (furnace cooling, man cooling, ventilators, hot combustion air, exhaust & recouperator stacks, inconel protection sleeves, backwall & frontwall covers, dedross pocket parts, camera jackets)
  • Tin Bath
  • Annealing
  • Forming (forehearth cooling, HVAC - man cooling, lehr cooling, exhaust collection, machine cooling, deadplate & conveyor cooling, forehearth stainless air manifolds, reflective spray hoods & manifolds, tin bath side shields & seals, tin bath bottom cooling, interior of gas hearth lehrs, annealing lehr parts, refiner cooling)
  • Cullet Transfer
  • Packing
  • Access & Safety (catwalks, handrails, stair cases, various guards)
  • Miscellaneous Equipment (dampers & slidegates, louvers, cullet tubs & enclosures, acoustical booths, housing & partitions, tanks, cullet breakers, material handling trailers, carts, racks & containers, fans)

Secondary Process Served:

  • Dust Collection
  • Electrostatic Precipitator
  • Bag Houses
  • Associated Environmental Processes
  • Material Handling

Furnace Types:

  • Gas Fired
  • Gas / Oxy Fired
  • Electric
  • Gas / Electric

Involvement (Prime & Sub Contracts):

  • Initial Construction & Start Up
  • Furnace Rebuilds
  • Hot Repairs
  • Emergency Maintenance
  • General Maintenance
  • Miscellaneous Fabrications & Equipment
  • Installations

For your chemical processing and food grade exhaust needs, take a look at our Industrial Processing & Manufacturing section.