August 26, 2009
President Obama’s proposed health care legislation--that the House passed in July--has sparked much debate. Business owners, in particular, have been questioning the plan’s pros and cons, trying to figure how it’s going to affect their trade. While the plan proposes exemptions for businesses with payrolls below $250,000, some have labeled it as a “government takeover of...
How are you using the Web to promote your business?
August 25, 2009
CommercialMic Patterson, director of strategic development, Enclos Corp., Eagan, Minn. "Enclos has built its business largely on the basis of word-of-mouth promotion and a high percentage of repeat clients, with only minimal utilization of the Web--not a prescription for well developed Internet muscle. While recognizing the power of the Web as a communications medium, we have done little to...
August 19, 2009
GlasslamOfficials at Glasslam NGI Inc., Pompano Beach, Fla., appointed Martin Heim as the company's exclusive sales management agent for its full line of architectural glass products in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Heim, managing director of HTBC GmbH in Zug, Switzerland, previously served as market director for Europe, Africa and the Middle East for the Bystronic Glass Group and is...
GlassBuild America to focus on new technologies, opportunities
August 10, 2009
While economic experts continue to debate the country’s current financial health, industry members are looking to the future as they prepare to gather at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta Sept. 30 through Oct. 2 for GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo. New products, technologies, market trends and opportunities will be the focus of the event, as the industry...
New fixtures and adhesives make the process easier
July 30, 2009
The art of glass bonding has hundreds of uses in glass construction and provides fabricators with another niche to help grow their business. By utilizing the latest innovations in adhesives, fixation devices, ultraviolet lamps and hardware, as well as proper training and technical assistance, fabricators can create store displays, showcases and furniture designs without the usual mechanical...
How do you deal with problem customers?
July 29, 2009
CommercialBarry Swaim, owner, Tower Glass, Santee, Calif.Come on, we all have them: the guy who always seems to need a little “help” at the end of the job; the one who tracks every time you use the dumpster but forgets about every time you loan out your forklift; or the one who signs your extra work ticket but then won’t pay it. How do you deal with a guy who yells just to...
Taking care of your vehicles requires a strategic companywide plan
July 21, 2009
Efficient fleet management is critical to any business that relies on a number of company vehicles. It keeps costs in check and contributes to the efficient use of personnel time, safety and quality customer service. Taking care of a vehicle fleet requires a strategic companywide plan to manage repairs, provide maintenance schedules and structure a budget for each vehicle. In this...
July 16, 2009
Bohle AmericaAvailable through Bohle America, Charlotte, N.C., the Pico Drill 100 is a portable precision drilling machine for diamond core drills that was developed and produced by Bohle in Germany. It is well suited for use onsite as well as in the workshop. The machine is placed directly on top of the glass. A rubber ring prevents it from slipping, and integrated suction holders...
Techniques and product offerings for this essential tool
July 16, 2009
A variety of factors need to be taken into consideration when drilling small holes in glass using a spear point or prismatic drill, and a variable-speed drill motor. The productsA variety of drills and drill accessories are available to meet your fabrication needs.Before beginning to drill, check the condition of the work surface. It must be clean and flat. No...
July 15, 2009
For glass shop managers who think the days of making money in mirrors are long gone, it may be time to take a closer look.