Latest Articles in Retail Glass

  • Maximizing customer care during disasters
    During the week following Hurricane Ike, the 600-mile-wide, Category 2 storm that hit the Gulf Coast in early September, I learned about a new kind of customer service from Todd Overpeck, communications specialist for Glass Doctor, Waco, Texas: emergency service.
  • According to suppliers and glass shop owners, edging machines are the most common type of equipment a shop will have.
  • Optimized production processes and excellent product quality remain as important goals to obtain for those who want to stay ahead of their competitors.
  • Machine upkeep saves time, money
    One of the most important investments a glass shop owner can make is in machine maintenance, suppliers say. The return is huge, as regular upkeep increases productivity, reduces repair costs, increases the life of a machine and improves product quality.
  • Proper procedures for bath enclosures
    The most important aspect of bath enclosure installations, as with all glazing, is the accuracy of the measurements. Measuring is the first link in a three-link chain that includes measuring, fabricating and installing. If the measurements are inaccurate, the fabrication reflects it. If the fabrication is off, the installation suffers. This article discusses proper measuring procedures.
  • In most states, principles of common law, specifically the “dual employee” doctrine, addresses the issue of who is responsible for workers’ compensation coverage for temporary employees. The doctrine considers loaned, leased, or temporary workers as employees of both the labor service and the client company. If a worker is injured, workers’ compensation...
  • Glass cutting demonstrations
    Watch demonstrations of straight cuts, curved cuts, cutout, radius and lateral cuts.
  • Does your Employment Practices Liability policy cover third-party claims?
  • During an interview at GlassBuild America 2008, Gary Dean, CEO of Bohle America Inc., Charlotte, N.C., discusses Bohle’s developing U.S. subsidiary, new products, the effect of the economy on the company and industry, and how Bohle goes green.
  • From solar panels to bamboo floors, and Energy Star appliances to an easy-cleaning glass shower enclosure, the 2008 Green Home, Fort Worth, Texas, is true to the energy-efficient promise in its name.
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