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  • Know when to hold `em; know when to fold `em
    This article is first in a series that will explore how to run a successful shop, and will touch on various aspects of managing a business including: when/how to expand, downsize, sell your business; decide on location, whether to rent or buy; when to add new products, services and people; when to diversify; and when to change name, logo and marketing materials.
  • Preglazed systems save time, money for manufacturers, installers, owners
    Glass and glazing companies are facing tough times, as economists issue grim forecasts for the next year. The shortage of skilled labor, in addition to the pressures of constantly rising fuel costs and material prices make doing business even tougher. Companies are working to rein in costs and increase productivity to combat the difficult construction environment through many means. One way is...
  • An employee’s pay package goes far beyond his/her wage. Download this PDF document to calculate your employees’ full packages, including benefits, insurance and miscellaneous items such as uniforms.
  • A proper interview can mean the difference between a good employ and a bad experience
    In the late '90s, a large manufacturer in the Detroit area hired a gentleman to fill the position of marketing manager. His resume and references indicated he was a tremendous hire, but he quit after only one day on the job. At 5 p.m., he told his supervisor: "There is some type of disease in this company that I don't want to catch."In this case, the disease was the negative company...
  • From AIA in Boston Sustainable design tools Viracon, Owatonna, Minn., developed a "Green Building Design" area on its Web site offering new tools, including a climate zone map and chart to help architects, designers and specifiers select the right glass for their green building goals. The new Viracon Green Building Design site features a new climate zone map and climate zone chart....
  • This is a sidebar to the article, "Hiring horror."
  • NSG GroupThe board of directors from Japan's NSG Group announced the following changes in senior management. Stuart Chambers became president and chief executive officer responsible for profitable operation of businesses within the group. He chairs an executive committee that oversees day-to-day management of the businesses. Previously, he served as executive vice president and chief operating...
  • Skylights enhance museum renovation, Pyramid House, and new airport terminal.
  • Material price escalation is a business risk faced by all contractors. Given current economic circumstances, this risk is roaring back into prominence with double-digit annual rates of price increases for many types of construction materials.
  • Energy efficiency codes present ups and downs for commercial fenestration
    While the International Code Council, Washington, D.C., has tackled numerous aspects of green construction in its building codes, energy efficiency is the aspect most clearly defined and addressed in the codes. The growing focus on green construction in the United States has intensified the ICC’s emphasis on these efficiency provisions.
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