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  • How best to compete on a global basis and maintain current market
     The economy is ambling along in what a recent Wall Street Journal article called the “Goldilocks Economy”-–not too hot and not to cold. As I write this on Oct. 1, the Dow Jones industrial average is pushing a record, and the 30 component stocks are trading at 19 times their combined earnings per share of the past 12 months. This is well below the 26 price-earning ratio of...
  • Nonresidential market looks up
    The residential market The residential new housing market showed a decline in 2006 for the first time since 2001. Although this decline has been forecasted for the past several years, it was more severe than expected. Most forecasters expected a decline in single-family housing in the mid- to upper-single digits, but at the current rate a decline of about 14 percent from 1.71 million homes to 1....
  • The construction industry faces a serious labor shortage requiring 1 million new workers in the next six years and 2.4 million by 2014, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Many glass company managers said they look to a growing contingent of immigrant workers to combat the scarcity...
  • New drivers for Maverick Transportation in Little Rock, Ark., spend two weeks in intensive training before they even step behind a truck and head out on the road. The reason—safety, says Dean Newell, Maverick’s vice president of safety and training...
  • The 2000 U.S. Census found immigrant workers constituted 12.4 percent of the nation’s workforce. New immigrant workers increased by 4.134 million during the next five years, accounting for 86 percent of the total increase in employment, according to a study from Northeastern University released in August...
  • Variation in color a plus, sometimes a problem
    Metallic paint coatings can add vibrancy and visual appeal to your project. Their lively appearance is caused by the way visible light reflects off the metallic flakes. Variations in appearance Be aware that the same qualities creating depth and brilliance also can cause variations in appearance within a project or even within a single part. Specifically, metallics can have variations in the...
  • Link to Part One and Part Two of the labor series.Managers for Harmon Inc. out of Eden Prairie, Minn., often look to colleges and universities when finding new additions to its project teams, says Steve Griest, general manager at the glazier’s Chicago office...
  • Side by side, the price of fire- and impact-resistant products can’t hold up to the low cost of traditional wired glass products, causing many school officials and architects to dismiss alternative products...
  • Showtime in Vegas!
    Box ScoresRegistrants:  10,000 glass, window, and door industry professionals Visitors’ places of origin: All 50 states, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands and 59 other countries International registrants: 1,672 Annual sales volume of attendees’ companies: 41 percent—less than $5 million 29 percent—$5 million to $25 million 10 percent—$25...
  • Twelve days of hearings and just the beginning
    The first, and longest, set of code-change hearings for the 2009 edition of the international codes was held Sept. 20-Oct.1 in Orlando, Fla., sponsored by the International Code Council of Falls Church, Va. During the 12 days of hearings, a committee heard a record 2,300 proposals to revise the international codes. Many proposals deal with energy conservation (see Glass magazine, July, p. 132);...
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