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  • The dos and don'ts of outbound sales calls
    Online OnlyYou’ve read about proper sales calls; now listen to them liveEditor’s note: This article is part one of a two-part series on how to transform your sales team. Look for part two in the February 2010 issue, which will discuss what to say and what not to say on outbound sales calls, as well as how to master the close. Additional audio files will be available on...
  • Glass handling machines provide health benefits, efficiency
    In the glazing industry, more injuries occur from improper lifting of heavy objects than from any other cause, according to MyGlassClass.com. Fortunately, today’s glass handling equipment offers workers alternative solutions to manual lifting that are both efficient and easy on the back. Below are a few glass handling machines that promise to make your job easier.
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    “Because the building was designed without a HVAC system, it was critical that it was constructed in a way that would allow the building to naturally maintain a cool temperature,” said Tim Hensley, project manager, Issaquah Glass, Issaquah, Wash.The basics: The 64,600-square-foot Terry Thomas building achieved Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Gold certification for its...
  • DuPont Glass Laminating Solutions has published new online information about laminated safety glass that has been tested to meet international bullet-resistant glazing test standards, according to a Nov. 20 release. A new technical bulletin describes laminated glass constructions made with DuPont SentryGlas, Spallshield and Butacite laminating materials, helping glass manufacturers achieve...
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    In May 2009, renovation was completed on Pittsburg (Kan.) State University’s Porter Hall, the original student library. Historical window systems were used to recreate the appearance of the original steel windows while featuring a thermally improved frame and insulating glass. The project received a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design remodel certification from the U.S. Green...
  • Experts at Outlook 2010 say economy is on the mend, but recovery will be slow, difficult
    The recession that gripped the nation since December 2007 is beginning to end, but we are not out of the woods, said the economists at the Outlook 2010 Executive Conference, Oct. 15-16, Washington, D.C.
  • A case study
    Underpinned by the principles of lean manufacturing and Six Sigma, three initiatives at Traco’s primary production facility have helped the window and door manufacturer reduce lead times by 50 percent, more than double customer field-testing approvals and deliver appreciable gains in product performance in the field.
  • A year and a half in an industry as developed as glass shouldn’t make that much of a dent in the long range forecast. It was just a short time ago, however, that quiet rumblings were first heard at glasstec 2008, the biannual global industry gathering. The cloudy economic weather quickly blew into a global tsunami that swept the globe, from down your block to around the world. The...
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    Syracuse (N.Y.) University opened the 230,000-square-foot, $107 million Life Sciences Complex in August 2008. The bright and open atmosphere of the daylit building offers a welcome change for faculty and students who previously worked in darkened rooms, many with no windows. Now almost all work spaces—classrooms, labs and offices—have exterior views.
  • The Greenbuild International Conference and Expo, hosted by the U.S. Green Building Council, Washington, D.C., hit the Phoenix Convention Center last week. The event featured an exhibit floor of more than 1,800 booths and hosted more than 27,000 attendees, according to USGBC officials.
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