April 15, 2009
These challenging times present a great opportunity to step back and re-evaluate your policies and procedures in order to put your company on the forward cusp of the economic rebound, better organized and able to take on more work more efficiently. Bear in mind, the end result is tightly tied to the front end research, so do your homework. The right Enterprise Resource Planning system can...
April 2, 2009
Showers Online, CRL’s exclusive frameless shower glass size program, provides glass professionals with an efficient method for calculating final glass sizes for specific projects. Users can design almost any custom enclosure, produce more quotes, train more employees to handle shower customers, make professional presentations, and get accurate glass sizes immediately.
March 23, 2009
Architects, a demanding bunch, push for performance, innovative design and aesthetics. Read about the trends in larger lite sizes, custom curtain wall, green glazing, aluminum panels, steel curtain wall and energy rating education in articles authored by representatives from leading companies in the industry.
Architects are free to dream big with glass
December 4, 2008
Commercial architects now have the flexibility – literally – to get creative with their building designs and energy savings.
August 8, 2008
Like switching on a light when entering a room, you probably don’t think twice when logging on to your computer. But if you are on the receiving end of a virus, the resulting headaches and disruption to your business can be significant.Computers bring speed to our business lives, and also viruses and other forms of cyber attacks that can move just as fast through...
Wrightstyle creates glazing system that withstands multiple detonations
May 18, 2008
Secondary blast injuries, caused by flying objects including glass fragments, are more common than primary blast injuries and are the most common causes of death in blasts.
April 1, 2008
Glasses are amorphous materials with disordered atomic or molecular structures, which result when any material—ceramic, metallic, or polymeric—is cooled from its molten state at a rate higher than what the material would require to transform into a more thermodynamically stable crystalline structure. The word “glass” is commonly associated with the glass derived from silica, limestone, and sodium...
March 4, 2008
Guardian VIG, Guardian Industries’ vacuum glazing panel, could roll out commercially by the end of 2009, according to a Feb. 26 article from the Environmental News Network ...
Internet and television critical to marketing success
November 1, 2007
In a world where Wikipedia defines everything, MySpace hosts everyone and YouTube videos are everywhere, glass companies must look beyond traditional print marketing techniques to effectively reach consumers.“Seventy-three percent of adults are online. And 59 percent say they start online when looking for local listings,” said Scott Orth, director of Internet marketing...
HP3 Software provides improved lean manufacturing capabilities
October 1, 2007
Newly formed HP3 Software of Sewickley, Pa., will compete with the likes of Albat +Wirsam, Bellevue, Wash., Lisec, Austria, and PMC Software, Flemington, N.J. The company purchased the batchless glass processing patent from Billco Manufacturing Inc., Zelienople, Pa., in March and assembled a talented team of software developers. HP3 Software offers the flat glass and fenestration industries...