Glidewell Takes It South of the Border

LMT Communications, Inc. · Labs & Profiles · May 2006

  • Jim Glidewell

  • Smith-Sterling was opened by a dentist from Florida in 1995 and Glidewell purchased the laboratory in 2004. It employs 208 people and supplies fixed restorations and bite splints to U.S.-based dentists and dental laboratories.

  • Glidewell built the Pacific Edge facility in Mexico in 2005. It currently employs 82 people, although he says only 35 are needed to handle its current caseload; the remaining technicians are being trained to ensure the lab is ready to accommodate additional work.

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