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  • “We did the installations while the store was open for business. The store was closed for only one week while REI moved out of the phase two area and into the phase one area.” -- Rick Gaudreau, special projects representative, Harmon Inc.The basics:Outdoor gear and clothing retailer Recreational Equipment Inc., based in Kent, Wash., recently opened its renovated and expanded Boulder,...
  • The Protective Glazing Council International, Topeka, Kan., kicked off its annual symposium Nov. 11 at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City, Arlington, Va. The theme of the symposium is “Protective Glazing in a Green World; Sustainability & Protection.”
  • In Albuquerque, N.M., the world’s longest passenger tramway extends across nearly three miles to the top of Sandia Peak. Four steel cables 100,000 times longer than they are wide carry up to 55 people in 9-ton loaded gondolas up the mountain. As in other structures--from suspension bridges to skyscrapers--steel allows for slender, high-strength components that can support heavy loads.
  • It takes only one employee complaint or lawsuit to wreak havoc on a company of any size. The financial consequences, include legal fees, depositions and settlements; and other repercussions include bad publicity for the company, negative impact on employees and clients as well.The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission received 82,792 complaints and charges in 2007 and reports that $...
  • “Getting this building from the drawing board to Duffy Square needed the combined efforts of the architects, engineers, contractors and installers. ... This sort of project, where the precise location of each part installed affects the installation of the parts that follow, was a wonderful challenge. We had to design and provide unique shoring and clamping devices to maintain the...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • In the face of hard financial news, GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo gave the industry reason to hope business conditions could improve. Many exhibitors and attendees deemed the show Oct. 6-8 at the Las Vegas Convention Center a success.Show management reported its verified visitor figure as 8,019 and total registration figure as 9,292. The 2008 show featured 485 exhibitors,...
  • Despite economic crisis, execs see new products, markets as key to profiting
    Businesses across the U.S. struggle to keep afloat as the U.S. goes though a financial meltdown and spreads it globally. At the Glazing Executives Forum, Jeff Dietrich, senior analyst, Institute for Trend Research, Concord, N.H., presented less-than-sunny reports in his economic forecast presentation. Negative growth rates will continue through the fourth quarter and result in further contraction...
  • What are you hoping to achieve at GlassBuild America and how will it help your business?
    Commercial Michael Clebnik, director of strategic relationships, Security Lock Distributors, Westwood, Mass. “We’re here to gain recognition in the industry. We are a distributor of products, but we are a real value-added distributor. The show allows us to bring our company out to this industry to explain what differentiates Security Lock Distributors from the rest.We’ve been...
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