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DeGorter Inc.

DeGorter Inc. Company History

Daniel De Gorter founded De Gorter, Inc. in 1922 and over time, it grew to be one of the largest importers of glass and glass products in the United States.

After the death of Daniel in 1969, his son John DeGorter saw the future decline for imported glass due to improved domestic production. Through his connections in the industry, John realized glass-fabricating equipment would be in greater demand. 

Shift to glass processing equipment

Starting in 1969, DeGorter, Inc. began devoting their efforts to the sale and service of glass processing equipment. Since that time, they have grown steadily as their main concentration continues to be on providing quality equipment with reliable service.

In addition, DeGorter, Inc. prides itself in the delivery of exceptional service to its ever expanding customer base. As a result, DeGorter, Inc. has been voted one of the best overall companies representing fabricating equipment in the glass industry for multiple years in a row.

Quality matters in sales & service

Following in their father's footsteps, John’s sons Peter and Daniel took over the company after his passing.  Their main focus continued to be providing quality products and services to the US float glass industry and developing long lasting mutual relationships with their customers.

Their newest building has allowed an increase of inventory levels as well as offering extra services, such as diamond wheel redressing and polishing wheel profiling. Additionally, they provide machinery service and rebuilding in house. They also employs qualified service engineers to assist with installation and servicing of glass processing equipment.

Current company operations

In 2018, Peter passed away and his son Pete stepped up and now runs the company alongside Daniel. Still family owned and operated, DeGorter, Inc. does not offer low-end items, as they strongly believe higher quality items provide clients with higher quality finished products.


Their products are guaranteed and they will always stand behind their suppliers. Many competitors have come and gone, but DeGorter, Inc. is still recognized as a leader in supplying glass processing machinery and supplies.

"DeGorter has been one of our most reliable and dependable overseas suppliers of machinery and spare parts for over 20 years.

Their products are of a very high quality, as a result, the products we offer our customers are of the highest quality. In 1992 we bought a machine from DeGorter and it is still going strong today. That is our no. 1 reason for being so loyal to a company that truly delivers good quality products and excellent customer service."

- Von White, Director, Caribbean Glass Company LTD.