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  • What is the Most Important Question You Ask a Potential Hire? Why?
    CommercialMichelle Messersmith, manager of employee services, Walters & Wolf"From a project management standpoint, I think the most important skill/quality to have is desire. If you drill down to their desire, you should be able to determine if they have a fire to constantly move forward in their job, have exceptional customer service skills, are pro-active with customers (internal and...
  • What you need to know
    The Affordable Care Act requires reporting of the aggregate cost of applicable employer-sponsored coverage on an employee's W-2 Wage and Tax Statement. According to Internal Revenue Service Notice 2010-69, reporting was optional for all employers in 2011 and for employers issuing less than 250 W-2 forms in 2012.However, reporting will be required on the W-2 form that was issued in January 2013...
  • Top Glass & Metal FabricatorsAmong the top glass fabricators in the United States and Canada are several companies that also manufacture architectural aluminum products for storefront and curtain-wall applications, using their own proprietary lines and dies. Due to their unique product offerings, they are ranked separately from the Top Glass Fabricators. For information on these companies’...
  • Well-designed spaces provide important sales opportunities
    Much more than a venue to display products, the showroom is a representation of a company’s brand, giving visitors an indication of the product and service quality they can expect from the business. A well designed showroom allows customers to interact with products and imagine how they could fit into their own home or workspace: an experience that is critical to the sales process, industry...
  • Nonresidential construction to see continued mild growth this year
    Phase A: The data trend is either heading toward a low or is in the early stages of recovery. This is the first positive phase of the business cycle.Phase B: The data trend is accelerating in its ascent, and growth is occurring above year-ago levels. This is the second positive phase of the business cycle.Phase C: A decline is in place. The data trend is decelerating in its ascent or has stopped...
  • U.S. glass company leaders— from full-service glass shops, to large contract glaziers, to glass and metal suppliers—say they are optimistic about 2013. While the industry continues to face notable challenges—a slow recovery, uncertainty over taxes, and concerns about the implementation of the health care law, to name a few—officials, for the most part, say market conditions will continue to...
  • Still far below peak, U.S. construction headed for another year of modest gains
    U.S. construction is headed for another year of modest gains, with multifamily construction leading the way, according to forecasts from McGraw-Hill Construction and Reed Construction Data. Total construction starts in the United States will rise 6 percent to $483.7 billion in 2013, slightly higher than the 5 percent increase estimated for 2012, according to the McGraw-Hill forecast, presented at...
  • What are your expectations for 2013?
    Commercial Mike Turner, vice president of marketing, YKK AP America,www.ykkap.com“Upon looking at industry forecasts, indicators show steady and optimistic growth for the industry. Some of the key indicators that support this forecast are the residential market, which is climbing, and the Architecture Billings Index, which remains above 50.“However, we are still in the recovery stage and growth...
  • Industry leaders predict slight uptick in the market for 2013
    U.S. glass company leaders—from full-service glass shops, to large contract glaziers, to glass and metal suppliers—say they are optimistic about 2013. While the industry continues to face notable challenges—a slow recovery, uncertainty over taxes, and concerns about the implementation of the health care law, to name a few—officials, for the most part, say market conditions will continue to...
  • Photos by Mark Boisclair. The basics: A private residence in Scottsdale, Ariz., features blue kiln-fired cast-glass cabinet doors and bar top. "The clients for this project were University of Michigan fans and wanted a 'Michigan blue' in their cabinet doors and bar top," says Pete Hayes of Meltdown Glass Art & Design. "This project was unique for texture, color, and application for kiln-...
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