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  • In the CMD iSqFt webinar, “Construction 2016: How Sustainable is the Construction Economic Recovery?” several leading construction economists addressed the challenges of the labor shortage in construction and manufacturing. To combat the shortage of skilled labor, economists noted opportunities in increasing technical and vocational training, in addition to recruiting new workers from demographic...
  • Tradeshows are wonderful opportunities to meet new people, reconnect with old friends and learn something new. They also put glass companies into close contact with their market competitors. And where market competitors come together the specter of antitrust violations is present. Before eyes glaze over at the thought of an article addressing antitrust laws, recall that competition laws in the...
  • During the recent 2016 ICC Group B Committee Action Hearings, two proposed changes to structural design of commercial buildings were approved. The proposals included updates to the design wind speeds and to deflection limits, and could affect fenestration and glass companies, if the changes are upheld through the public comment hearings, final action and online voting. Summary: This month’s...
  • Being a champion business requires having a great team. In 40 years of working with and around all sizes of businesses, I have seen that the outcome of their pursuits has always related to the quality and performance of their team of employees. So, how does one build and sustain a great business team? 1. Establish great leadership. Effective leaders have a clear vision and personal commitment to...
  • The CRL Swivel Ball Caster Table with operator cut-out allows the user to stand closer to a seamer when working with smaller pieces of glass. In background, the CRL Counterbalanced Tilting Cutting Table. Glass fabrication is an involved process that can lead to product damage if best practices are not observed. Even worse, because glass is very heavy, mishandling it can cause serious injury. To...
  • Innovations for tomorrow, on display at GlassBuild America: the Glass, Window & Door Expo this fall in Las Vegas
    THE 2015 GLASSBUILD AMERICA SHOW IN ATLANTA HOSTED MORE THAN 7,600 VISITORS OVER 141,560 SQUARE FEET OF EXHIBIT SPACE. THE 2016 EVENT IN LAS VEGAS IS ON TRACK TO BE EVEN LARGER, ACCORDING TO ORGANIZERS. In the last decade, the glass industry has been defined by its innovations, from the factory floor to the final project. New production technologies and automation solutions, from fully...
  • Companies to see in Las Vegas
    See the live, up-to-the-minute exhibit hall floorplan, as well as listings of GlassBuild America 2016 exhibitors
  • A preview of products and services to be featured at GlassBuild America 2016
    GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo is expected to host more than 430 exhibitors, including at least 155 from outside the United States, Oct. 19-21 in Las Vegas. The following pages present a look at the innovative glass, metal and equipment products that will be on display. Products marked as NEW indicate those that companies report will debut for the first time during the show...
  • An inside look at Vitro's purchase of the PPG flat glass business
    The City Center building in Bellevue, Washington, is glazed with Solarban 70XL glass, the industry first triple-silver-coated glass, which PPG debuted in 2006. The Solarban brand name, introduced 50 years ago, is among the PPG legacy brands that will become part of the Vitro product portfolio. Photo by Tom Kessler. On July 21, officials from PPG Industries announced the company would be selling...
  • Editor’s note: A selection of products to be displayed during glasstec 2016 set to take place Sept. 20-23 in Düsseldorf, Germany. Read our preview of the show.See the products
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