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  • What are you doing to keep your best employees?
    Commercial Glen Greenberg, president, Elmont Glass Co.“In this topsy-turvy world where people change employers as often as they change their underwear, it’s very important for employers to create a great working environment. Besides the proper pay and atmosphere, you must create a feeling of support and encouragement, while at the same time giving enough independence to let people do their...
  • Factors to consider, beyond price, when making a purchase
    For glass truck suppliers, the most popular questions from customers seem to be, “When will I get my truck?” and “How much will it cost?” But with constantly evolving truck and van designs, changing transportation rules and varying needs from one glass shop to the next, the question should be, “Which truck is right for me?”When considering a truck purchase, ask yourself: What do I need my glass...
  • Editor’s note: This article is the last in a three-part series on the subject of protecting and managing cash flow. Read part one from October 2013 Glass Magazine and part two from November 2013 Glass Magazine.One challenge of owning a business is that you can spend a lot of time and resources doing the “right things” and still end up in financial trouble. For example, clients with spotless...
  • *From October 15, 2013 to press time, November 6, 2013
    Apogee Acquires Alumicor Ltd.Apogee Enterprises, Inc. has acquired Alumicor Ltd., the Toronto-based fabricator of aluminum frames for window, storefront, entrance and curtain-wall products for the Canadian commercial construction market. The transaction is valued at approximately $52 million. Alumicor will be the seventh stand-alone business in the Apogee portfolio, which also includes Viracon,...
  • After bottoming out in 2012, U.S. demand for flat glass sees increase
    Source: Freedonia GroupImprovements in the architectural and automotive industries will lead to an increase in demand and production of flat glass in the United States for the next four years, according to the High Performance Flat Glass industry study from the Freedonia Group Inc., a Cleveland-based industry market research firm. The 300-page report is available for purchase from Freedonia Group...
  • Constructing or retrofitting with security glass for school safety
    After the tragic events at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Conn., last December, much thought has been given to providing a more secure school environment. While natural disasters are a more likely threat to schools, schools should be prepared for the potential threat of intruder attacks. Targeted violence in schools is unpredictable, yet quite possible (since 1992, there have been more than...
  • The basics: The 52-story Chicago landmark building known as IBM Plaza, designed by Mies Van der Rohe, is now home to the luxury Langham Hotel. Architect Richmond Group's design challenge was creating a series of interiors in character with Langham’s traditional design sensibility, but set in a Mid-Century modern building.“We wanted to emphasize the extensive use of glass on the façade to deliver...
  • How would you describe current business conditions? What are your expectations for 2014?
    Exhibitors weigh in from GlassBuild America 2013: The Glass, Window & Door ExpoCommercial“We’re adding to our impact-resistant product lines for Gulf Coast and Atlantic Coast areas. They’re products we’ve had for some time, but not with these ratings, so we’re doing a lot of testing and product development. We’re also [developing] high-performance thermal products [to help] meet the new...
  • Suppliers look to combine affordability with design and performance in shower enclosure market
    As the economy continues to gain ground, customers in the shower enclosure market are expanding their focus to include not just low-cost products, but innovative enclosures that combine affordability with unique design and functionality, particularly in frameless applications. From homeowners to commercial developers, customers are demanding reinvented shower enclosures and hardware that provide...
  • Editor’s note: This article is the second in a three-part series on the subject of protecting and managing cash flow. The series addresses how to offer payment terms to commercial clients, how to prevent collections problems, and how to strengthen finances to prevent common cash-flow problems. Read part one.Dealing with collections problems can take a toll on small business owners, especially...
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