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  • Two groups, two approaches
    Officials at the Standards Subcommittee of the Bath Enclosure Manufacturers Association of Topeka, Kan., are working to finish the first draft of the Voluntary Specifications for Shower Enclosures by early spring. The specifications will eventually determine how shower enclosures are constructed and installed, says Chris Birch, BEMA executive director. “The need for meaningful consensus...
  • Fabricators demand faster, cheaper, better
    European equipment manufacturers continue to hone tradition, reserving the biennial Vitrum to announce innovations. Executives of many major companies proudly brought forth and exclaimed over faster and more highly automated machinery during the 60,000-square-meter show Oct. 5-8 in Milan. Most of their lines now feature tightly aligned functions that almost entirely eliminate manpower....
  •  Architects tout green buildings and sustainable design; fabricators trumpet low-emissivity and insulating glass products, all in the spirit of creating energy-efficient buildings. What about energy-saving manufacturing and production, though? Each year, the U.S. glass industry uses more than 250 trillion British Thermal Units to produce 21 million tons of glass, according to the U.S....
  • Record number of attendees, more foreign exhibitors
    After an 18-month wait, a record 9,000 registrants and almost 500 exhibitors made their way to GlassBuild America in Atlanta’s Georgia World Congress Center during the show’s new fall timeframe.
  • Innovation reduces cost of production
    At least two equipment manufacturers refine the workings of machinery that tempers and bends glass for architectural, display and shower-door applications without having to construct costly and time-consuming molds for each shape. Glasstech Inc. of Perrysburg, Ohio, plans to display the 1,520-millimeter-wide Tight Radius Cylindrical Bending and Tempering System at Vitrum in Milan Oct. 5-8. The...
  • How to build referral business with word-of-mouth marketing
    Word-of-mouth endorsements about your company are powerful. When a customer comes to you because of a recommendation, you have three distinct selling advantages:•   Less selling time. Much of the selling has already been accomplished by your referral source. Trust and believability are key factors in making the first sale, and winning them takes time. These important factors become...
  • LiteSentry machine spies defects before glass leaves the production line
    The Hawkeye Scratch and Defect Inspection System addresses the subjectivity of human inspection and consistently identifies defective glass before it is shipped to the customer or before more processing.
  • A red-carpet preview of the products, exhibitors and seminars
    For three days, industry professionals worldwide will be drawn to Atlanta for a show that has grown to combine architectural glass, glazing and fabrication industries and the residential window and door industry in one venue.
  • By Ann Lallande
    In some municipalities around the country, it can be a challenge for sunroom and patio-enclosure manufacturers to obtain building permits for their products.
  • How to read and put your income statement to good use
    We’re in business to make a profit, and one of the easiest ways to ensure profitability is to familiarize yourself with your income statements. These statements provide the information necessary to determine job costs and to improve your bottom line.   Understanding your income statement There are five major sections to an income statement: gross revenue, cost of goods sold, gross...
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