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  • How do you deal with problem customers?
    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...
  • Taking care of your vehicles requires a strategic companywide plan
    Efficient fleet management is critical to any business that relies on a number of company vehicles. It keeps costs in check and contributes to the efficient use of personnel time, safety and quality customer service. Taking care of a vehicle fleet requires a strategic companywide plan to manage repairs, provide maintenance schedules and structure a budget for each vehicle. In this...
  • Bohle AmericaAvailable through Bohle America, Charlotte, N.C., the Pico Drill 100 is a portable precision drilling machine for diamond core drills that was developed and produced by Bohle in Germany. It is well suited for use onsite as well as in the workshop. The machine is placed directly on top of the glass. A rubber ring prevents it from slipping, and integrated suction holders...
  • Techniques and product offerings for this essential tool
    A variety of factors need to be taken into consideration when drilling small holes in glass using a spear point or prismatic drill, and a variable-speed drill motor.  The productsA variety of drills and drill accessories are available to meet your fabrication needs.Before beginning to drill, check the condition of the work surface. It must be clean and flat. No...
  • For glass shop managers who think the days of making money in mirrors are long gone, it may be time to take a closer look.
  • What the industry can do to cope with GHG regulations
    Second in a two-part series. See Page 8 of the July/August issue for the first part.On June 26, the House of Representatives narrowly passed its version of a bill to cut carbon dioxide emissions from 2005 levels by 17 percent by 2020 and 83 percent by 2050, according to a July 9 article in The Washington Post. The leading Senate committee responsible for developing the climate change legislation...
  • From custom pink trucks to more traditional glass haulers, see how business owners take advantage of a unique marketing opportunity to reach more customers.
  • Glaston North America Inc.Glaston North America Inc., Greensboro, N.C., hired Darin Johnson as project and service manager of Glaston’s Albat + Wirsam software integration team. He will be responsible for all new customer projects, leading the implementation team and interfacing with the product management group.With 10 years experience as the director of engineering for a...
  • The pace of U.S. job losses slowed down in May, sparking hopes that the recession is drawing to a close. However, the jobless rate reached its highest level in 26 years, according to a June 8 article in The Wall Street Journal. Click on the link below to download a free PDF of the full article.
  • The basics: The major renovation of Stamford Town Center, an urban marketplace in Fairfield County, Conn., transformed the aging mall into a lively, pedestrian-friendly and glass-enclosed shopping center. The center’s plaza is dominated by the curved façade around a Barnes & Noble set between two glass towers. The players: Developer, Taubman Co.,  Bloomfield Hills, Mich...
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