How are you using the Web to promote your business?
August 25, 2009
CommercialMic Patterson, director of strategic development, Enclos Corp., Eagan, Minn. "Enclos has built its business largely on the basis of word-of-mouth promotion and a high percentage of repeat clients, with only minimal utilization of the Web--not a prescription for well developed Internet muscle. While recognizing the power of the Web as a communications medium, we have done little to...
August 24, 2009
The Wagner Cos., Milwaukee, has completed its ISO audit and received ISO 9001:2008 certification, according to an Aug. 21 company release. ISO 9001, a family of standards for quality management systems, is maintained by the International Organization for Standardization and is administered by accreditation and certification bodies. Some of the requirements in ISO 9001 include: • a set...
August 23, 2009
The basics: The glazing on the $236 million University of Colorado's Research Complex Phase 2 (R2) won the Project of the Year award for more than $3 million projects from the Colorado Glazing Contractors Association. The 11-story, 550,000-square-foot building features expansive glazing that drenches the interior with natural light and is designed to manage solar heat gain and to remain...
August 19, 2009
GlasslamOfficials at Glasslam NGI Inc., Pompano Beach, Fla., appointed Martin Heim as the company's exclusive sales management agent for its full line of architectural glass products in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Heim, managing director of HTBC GmbH in Zug, Switzerland, previously served as market director for Europe, Africa and the Middle East for the Bystronic Glass Group and is...
GlassBuild America to focus on new technologies, opportunities
August 10, 2009
While economic experts continue to debate the country’s current financial health, industry members are looking to the future as they prepare to gather at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta Sept. 30 through Oct. 2 for GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo. New products, technologies, market trends and opportunities will be the focus of the event, as the industry...
August 6, 2009
The basics: Glass companies working to bring the Statue of Liberty’s crown interior up-to-date with fire regulation codes faced notable challenges completing the project before the July 4 opening ceremony. New Jersey glass companies JE Berkowitz LP and SRS Inc. had to re-engineer the existing glass in Lady Liberty’s crown for structural soundness, adding railings and safety glass to...
August 6, 2009
A new six-page brochure from Henkel Corp., headquartered in Dusseldorf, Germany, provides detailed information on the company’s line of Loctite adhesives and sealants for manufacturing photovoltaic and concentrating solar modules, according to an Aug. 6 release. The literature, Solutions for the Solar Power Industry, offers technical data on products for elastomeric bonding and sealing...
August 3, 2009
The basics: The owners of a high-end home on the California coast wanted to maximize their ocean views with a deck of glass flooring. They wanted to stand on the exterior glass floor and have an unobstructed view of the rocks, plants and water below. The players: Glass supplier, floor engineer, Jockimo Inc., Newport Beach, Calif.; architect, Ugo Sap, San Francisco; general contractor, Van Acker...
New fixtures and adhesives make the process easier
July 30, 2009
The art of glass bonding has hundreds of uses in glass construction and provides fabricators with another niche to help grow their business. By utilizing the latest innovations in adhesives, fixation devices, ultraviolet lamps and hardware, as well as proper training and technical assistance, fabricators can create store displays, showcases and furniture designs without the usual mechanical...
How do you deal with problem customers?
July 29, 2009
CommercialBarry Swaim, owner, Tower Glass, Santee, Calif.Come on, we all have them: the guy who always seems to need a little “help” at the end of the job; the one who tracks every time you use the dumpster but forgets about every time you loan out your forklift; or the one who signs your extra work ticket but then won’t pay it. How do you deal with a guy who yells just to...