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  • Set the right business goals and address the hurdles that stand in the way
    The new year is a time to set goals and make resolutions. It is a time to determine what changes need to take place in order to move from the current state to a desired state—to “close the gap.” Goals that are achieved will move a business from its current state to a desired state of productivity, revenue and profit. The first step in closing the gap and bettering a business is setting the right...
  • U.S. economic expansion to continue in 2015
    Source: Institute for Trend Research, itreconomics.com All major sectors of the U.S. economy are in a growth phase going into 2015, according to the Trend 10 Report from the Institute for Trend Research, itreconomics.com, which looks at the ten major benchmarks of microeconomic activity. “That does not mean that every sector or business has fully recovered from the great recession. It is to say...
  • After years of sluggishness, nonresidential construction poised for more meaningful growth
    The U.S. economy is strong. Total employment levels reached their pre-recession peak in May 2014; manufacturing is experiencing a resurgence, in large part due to the ‘shale gale’; and in November, U.S. consumer sentiment hit a seven-year high. Despite the widespread positive economic indicators, construction has lagged. 2015 could change that. After several years of sluggish growth, U.S....
  • Companies from all parts of the glass and glazing industry have implemented innovative, out-of-the-box ideas to improve business from the ground up. Here’s an Idea… showcases these sometimes small, behind-the-scenes ideas that can make a big impact on a company’s bottom line. If you have an idea that you would like to share, contact Bethany Stough. A safe and enjoyable workplace environment not...
  • As with float glass, capacity for fabricated glass and aluminum products also downsized during the Great Recession. However, capacity in those arenas can be brought online much faster and for a much lower cost than for that of a primary float glass plant, sources say. In the past year, numerous glass fabricators have announced expansions, including Viracon’s relaunch of operations at its St....
  • Glass companies celebrate the busiest year since before the recession, while preparing for the challenges of higher demand
    The North American glass industry—first mired in the Recession and then in the construction market’s unsteady, sluggish recovery—is at last headed for a year of significant growth. U.S. employment has rebounded, confidence is high, and commercial construction is headed for double-digit growth, according to forecasts. “For the first time in 10 years or more, all of the economic segments [affecting...
  • The basics: Future home of the 2016 Super Bowl, the San Francisco 49ers’ Levi’s Stadium features nearly 45,000 feet of railing, including a custom rolled glass and handrail at the hall-of-fame grand stair, glass and stainless steel LED rails going up each of the stadium’s monumental stairs, and approximately 1,500 feet of USB-connected stainless steel and glass drinkshelf encircling both the...
  • On Dec. 29, 2014, officials from Trulite Glass & Aluminum Solutions LLC announced the company acquired the U.S. commercial fabrication assets of AGC Glass Company North America Inc. AGC’s residential assets were not part of the acquisition and will be retained by AGC. Financial terms of the private transaction were not disclosed.Glass Magazine has confirmed that 10 AGC fabrication locations...
  • Long-haul truck drivers represent one segment of the workforce on which all glass and glazing companies rely. Drivers move glass loads throughout the country, connecting all levels of the supply chain—from manufacturers to fabricators to glaziers and glass shops. But that segment of the workforce is facing a serious labor shortage that could affect all companies throughout the supply chain. I...
  • A previous column questioned the future viability of the International Green Construction Code. Prior to the International Code Council Annual Business Meeting in September, the ICC and the U.S. Green Building Council announced that a joint agreement had been reached by those two organizations, along with the Illuminating Engineering Society and the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and...
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