Empire Enameling is a Rochester, NY, company specializing in custom applications of Glassteel, a borosilicate glass coating fused to a steel substrate. We have two divisions, Empire Rollers & Coatings and Empire Reglassing & Equipment. At Empire Rollers & Coatings, we create custom-coated Glassteel rollers for use in Corona Treatment rolls for film, manufacturing, and paper companies around the world. At Empire Reglassing & Equipment we reglass, repair, exchange or replace Glassteel equipment for medical and chemical processing industry customers. We approach every project by first identifying our customer’s needs, then building a custom solution to that problem.


We’ve been problem solvers since day one. It all started in 1975, when we developed the technology to manufacture Glassteel rollers for the flexible packaging industry, thanks to a unique request from Exxon Mobil Corporation. Since then, we’ve honed our unique ability to fuse glass with steel, so in 2008 we grew further by entering the chemical process industry with the same glass lined steel technology, including reglassing, repairing and exchanging OEM glass lined reactors and parts.


Ted Cordes

Ted has over 10 years of experience with Empire Rollers and Coatings and is primarily responsible for business development and the expansion of the Company’s manufacturing capabilities.


Bill Mikolenko

Bill has over 30 years of experience in sales and engineering roles and has been with Empire for over ten years as a Sales Engineer in the Rollers and Coatings division. He is responsible for sales and support for all roller products.

Rollers & Coatings

In 1975, we manufactured our first corona treater roll for ExxonMobil using a revolutionary process. We learned that by fusing a special glass coating to a steel substrate during the manufacturing process we could create a non-porous and extremely dense structure. Today, we have expanded our capabilities by providing additional Glassteel coatings tailored for corrosion and wear resistance and for providing excellent release properties. We’ve also added other coating families to our offerings including ceramics, carbides, metals, alloys and FEPs, so that we can provide the best coating for your most difficult applications.

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Alternative roller lifespan (years)

Glassteel roller lifespan (years)

Our warranty (years)


Reglassing & Equipment

As the cost of new glass lined processing equipment continues to increase, the importance of maintaining or extending the useful life of your existing equipment is critical. If you have glass lined processing equipment that has been damaged by a mechanical impact, corrosion or any other reason we can probably repair or resurface it for you and get you back up and running quickly. Using our full complement of machining, welding and glassing capabilities we can restore your equipment to original specifications and help you avoid costly expenditures.

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Reactor size capability (gallons)

More affordable than buying new

Parts in exchange inventory

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Empire Enameling
783 Wangum Road
PO Box 396
Fishers, NY 14453

Phone: 585-924-2020
Email: info@empireenameling.com