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  • The cost of producing glass
    Marked increases in the cost of inputs are leading glass producers to increase prices to recover costs and maintain margins. Unless the price of energy continues its recent downward trend, glass prices will be significantly higher in 2009 than they have been historically.
  • Photovoltaic industry offers significant growth opportunities for glass companies
    The PV industry is expected to see annual growth between 40 percent and 50 percent during the next several years. Glass manufacturers and processors will be required to serve a critical role in this developing industry. Click here for a free PDF download of this article.
  • How do you manage each phase?
    This chart shows the phases of the cycle and management objectives for each phase on a year-over-year basis. Click here for a free PDF of the chart.
  • What you should know
    Read about the 10 ways to bring your company through the credit crunch. Track the consumer loan delinquency rate, decrease in money borrowed and increase in interest rates. Click here for a free PDF download of the article.
  • Name three factors that have resulted in significant changes to your industry within the past five years.
    Name three factors that have resulted in significant changes to your industry within the past five years.
  • Cost hikes offset volume, price increases for some retailers
    Auto glass repair and replacement retailers anticipated net income would decline 3 percent in 2007, according to the 2007 National Glass Association Competitiveness Survey. The primary culprits: rising energy, fuel and insurance costs. Conducted by The MPI Group, Shaker Heights, Ohio, the survey provides a comprehensive view of the performance and business practices of 22 U.S. auto glass repair...
  • Daylighting with hermetically sealed computer- controlled louvers between lites
     It’s the middle of June in the Phoenix suburb of Scottsdale, Ariz., and the intense desert sun spurs the mercury’s climb to the 108-degree mark and beyond.  Roger Watson, vice president of sales and marketing for Saint-Gobain Glass Exprover NA, peers out one of two windows in the fluorescent-lit building he’s occupied since moving to Scottsdale three months ago....
  • You told us what you liked, and we’re giving you more Fabricator fuel surcharges, green glazing at the 2006 AIA convention and a shower door company buy-out were the top stories in e-glass weekly, June 14, 2006 ...
  • NGA survey shows some members yet to adopt a strategy
    The majority of National Glass Association member firms are trying to improve operations, adopting a variety of methodologies and practices that increase productivity and competitiveness. Yet 36 percent of NGA members participating in the 2006 NGA Competitiveness Survey are still doing next to nothing. NGA members are most likely to use employee training programs—35 percent of firms already...
  • Predicting the economic future can be a guessing game at times, depending on the economists you listen to. In my quest for interviews with the country’s top financial leaders, I narrowed my focus to billionaire Warren Buffet, former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan and current Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke. It turns out Buffet was busy helping Bill Gates spend the money he...
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