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  • October is National Fire Prevention Month, when you are reminded to change the batteries in your smoke detectors at home. For your business, it can be a reminder to schedule a fire drill and review fire prevention measures with all employees.To protect your property from fire, start with the roof of your building(s). Some roofing materials, such as asphalt shingles and especially wood...
  • Kawneer Co. and Trainor Glass
    "In 2007, Kawneer made the decision to transition away from our traditional blue logo and begin the next 100 years with a new, more modern look and feel, symbolizing our commitment to innovation and a fresh perspective on the future. ... Because of the nature of the audiences, the logo had to continue to drive the perception of Kawneer as an innovator and partner. The sharply angled lines of...
  • “The glass for the project was not only a unique design for us but a challenge as well, due to its proximity to Lake Erie. What strikes you the most is how the design of the building flows along the water and mimics the look of an ocean going vessel. With the building located within 30-foot proximity to Lake Erie, there were restrictions with the weight of the equipment near the sea wall....
  • 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.
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