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  • Approval could come in 2008
    The Bath Enclosure Manufacturers Association's proposed voluntary standard for the manufacture and installation of bath enclosures is now in the hands of the American Society for Testing and Materials in West Conshohocken, Pa., awaiting approval."The most important thing is to be in front of the [ASTM] subcommittee so they can talk about it and ballot each section of it," says Chris...
  • Fitting in with the 'popular crowd' online can improve your search-engine rankings
    The key to understanding online link development is to think of it in terms of a social popularity contest. Think back to high school. You might have had 100 friends, but unless they were in the "popular crowd," neither were you. When it comes to popularity, it's all in who you know, and the same is true when building links on the Internet.First, what is a link? As you browse through...
  • 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.
  • Wrightstyle creates glazing system that withstands multiple detonations
    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.
  • Fuel efficiency winners and losers   The Dodge Dakota two-wheel drive and Mitsubishi Raider 2WD pickup trucks are the most fuel-efficient standard-size pickups for the 2008 model year, according to the U.S. Department of Energy site www.fueleconomy.gov. Both trucks get 16 miles to the gallon in the city and 20 on the highway.   The 2008 Roush Performance Stage 3 F150 2WD and 4WD models...
  •  Report card  When asked to identify the primary measure of success for their business, the majority of auto glass respondents to the 2007 National Glass Association Competitiveness Survey said they relied on net income to gauge their company’s progress.  
  • When I joined the glass industry in the late 1970s, one of the first things I learned was that customer service is the best way to build a brand. I worked for a small family business at the time, and each customer was critical to our survival and growth. We worked to surpass every customer's expectations, regardless of the money he or she spent. Many consumers remember the little things you do to...
  •  At the February 2008 National Auto Glass Conference in Tucson, I moderated a group discussion about how and where to find good employees and how to train and retain them. As part of the discussion, I shared the results of a recent study by Professor John Sullivan of the San Francisco University Human Resources Management Program that identifies the top seven current needs of employees. They...
  • Options and trends in the market
    Modern architectural design demands flexibility and innovation, themes that define today’s decorative glass market. What was once a small niche in the industry has exploded to include dozens of glass manufacturers and distributors and a multitude of new products.
  • Machine uses solvent-based ceramic link, no screens
    The Eiserfeld Municipal Bank in Germany has a glass façade imprinted with a satellite image of the town and its surroundings. GlassJet digital printer from Dip Tech of Israel imprinted the image on the glass. GlassJet is marketed as the first industrial direct-on-glass digital printer that uses a computer inkjet printing method with solvent-based ceramic inks.
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