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  • Traffic accidents are the No. 1 cause of on-the-job fatalities, according to the Insurance Information Institute.  Effective risk management can reduce the number of injuries and deaths, and the potential liability lawsuits that may result from accidents in which employees were involved.
  • Viracon Inc., Owatonna, Minn., released a sample box that minimizes environmental impact, according to a company release. The box uses 100 percent recyclable water-based inks and 60percent post-consumer waste products. Viewing instructions have been printed on the inside cover instead of on a separate document. Cardboard or recycled polyethylene packing material replaced non-recyclable foam...
  • "The main 40-foot curtain wall oversees Interstate 75 northbound and southbound. About 30 feet up, the word 'Penta' with letters about 10-feet tall is silk screened on the glass. You can see it from about two miles away, and at night they light up the entire curtain wall so you can read 'Penta' from way down on I-75." – Walt Erickson, senior project estimator, Interstate...
  • Hirings, promotions and appointments
    GlasslamOfficials from Glasslam N.G.I. Inc. of Pompano Beach, Fla., appointed Gerhard Reichert as president. He previously served as director of engineering and vice president of business development at Edgetech I.G., Cambridge, Ohio. He earned a bachelor’s degree in industrial design from Carleton University in Ottawa, Ontario.EdgetechOfficials from Edgetech I.G. Inc., Cambridge, Ohio,...
  • The pop culturists and self-help gurus often tell you to focus on the big picture and “don’t sweat the small stuff.” In other words, don’t worry about minutiae that you can’t control anyway.Perhaps good advice for living a happy and peaceful life, but when it comes to maintaining a safe and healthy workplace, you do need to “sweat the small stuff.”...
  • “The project was one of our bigger blast jobs; we had to meet the Air Force’s blast resistance requirements in the makeup of the curtain wall and glass. It is on an Air Force Base, and the contractor took the security perimeter and moved it inside the base so the project was outside the security perimeter for easier access to the building site.” -- Jeff Creason, owner and vice...
  • Photovoltaic industry offers significant growth opportunities for glass companies
    The PV industry is expected to see annual growth between 40 percent and 50 percent during the next several years. Glass manufacturers and processors will be required to serve a critical role in this developing industry. Click here for a free PDF download of this article.
  • How do you manage each phase?
    This chart shows the phases of the cycle and management objectives for each phase on a year-over-year basis. Click here for a free PDF of the chart.
  • What you should know
    Read about the 10 ways to bring your company through the credit crunch. Track the consumer loan delinquency rate, decrease in money borrowed and increase in interest rates. Click here for a free PDF download of the article.
  •   EdgetechOfficials from Edgetech I.G. of Cambridge, Ohio, promoted Todd Haney to director of operations and hired Keith Berg as a Florida-based technical service representative.Haney will be responsible for manufacturing, engineering, supply chain management and mixing technology. He joined the company in 2004 as engineering manager and before that, worked for six years at Lauren...
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