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  • Glass companies struggle to keep up with rising costs Part three of four in the e-glass HR series Health care costs have ballooned during the past decade, increasing more than 30 percent in the last three years alone. Glass companies and their employees are both feeling the effects...
  • Companies struggle to get young workers into retirement plans Part two of three in the e-glass HR series Young workers in the glass industry aren’t opting in to private retirement plans, even with the solvency of Social Security and pensions in question, company executives report...
  • Glass companies rely on incentive programs to motivate employees Part one of three in the e-glass HR series Whether it's annual bonuses or performance-based pay raises, glass company executives say financial incentives improve employee attendance, increase motivation and advance overall job performance...
  • 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...
  • Read part one, part two and part three of the e-glass Special Series on immigration.In the Nov. 28 edition of e-glass weekly, several company managers reported that their immigrant workforce has helped them get through the growing labor shortage in the glass industry. However, industry representatives warn companies need to take all appropriate steps to ensure they hire legal immigrant...
  • Managing director and executive vice president of sales and marketing, Traco
     Education: 2001, executive master of business administration, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, Evanston, Ill.; 1987-91, studied applied history and industrial management at Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh.   Career: 2004-present, managing director and executive vice president of sales and marketing, Traco, Cranberry Township, Pa.; 2001-04, vice...
  • Stock hinged units, custom wall-mounts available
    Los Angeles-based C.R. Laurence Co. introduced several designs for bulletin board cases for interior applications. “We have created a variety of stock bulletin board cases, and also offer custom bulletin boards that are fabricated to each customer’s specifications,” says Bob Carlson, product manager.CRL’s wall-mounted bulletin board cases ship fully assembled and ready for...
  • Equipment with smaller footprints hikes efficiency
    Bromer Inc. of Terrebonne, Quebec, offers a horizontal seaming line that saves floor space in a fabrication plant. Its Automatic Seaming Line Z Path occupies a third of the floor space of a regular seaming line, according to information from the equipment manufacturer. When placed on the machine, glass sheets can follow a “Z” course on the seaming table surface.The line accommodates...
  • Tips for maintenance
    Typically, two choices in aluminum finishes exist in the glass business: painted material and anodized material. Paint is applied on top of the metal and seals it from oxidation. As long as the paint does not chip, the metal is protected from oxidation indefinitely. Paint manufacturers now have a “coastal” specification designed to be especially resistant to environments with an...
  • Glass hazards often represent a significant component of the risk to personnel during a terrorist explosives attack. Whether from a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device or hand-placed explosive charges, blast pressures can overwhelm conventional glazing and result in hazardous glass fragments in occupied areas. Injuries from glass include lacerations and serious injuries from less obvious...
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