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  • How are you keeping employees' spirits up amidst these tough economic conditions and the consequent plant closings and layoffs?
    CommercialRussell J. Ebeid, president, Glass Group, Guardian Industries Corp., Auburn Hills, Mich."I tell them three things. First, we are financially in good shape ... We are not concerned with taking business just to take business. Second, because we’re financially in good shape and other companies are not doing as well, we see that as an opportunity. This is a year of opportunity....
  • Remember one of the first things that happened after Sept. 11? Businesses everywhere dusted off their emergency evacuation and disaster plans; or, if they didn’t have one, scurried around to put one in place.Fast forward seven-plus years and take a reality check. Is your plan still viable? Does it need to be updated? Is the information reviewed at least annually and communicated to new...
  • AGC, Saint-Gobain, China Southern Glass, Fuyao stop float lines
    As Chinese exporters cope with plunging sales and want to devalue the yuan, the country's glass industry faces its share of challenges.“There are roughly 160 float lines in China, of which about two dozen produce Western quality glass,” says Russell J. Ebeid, president, Glass Group, Guardian Industries Corp., Auburn Hills, Mich. “Fifty-one lines are shut down at the moment [as...
  • This is an all-too-familiar phrase in many workplaces, and understandably so, because back injuries are a leading cause of lost work time and reduced productivity.No matter what type of environment—office, warehouse, manufacturing—material handling puts stress on workers’ backs. Through education and demonstrations, businesses can teach employees how to lift, bend and move, in...
  • Most one-vehicle accidents occur when a driver dozes off or gets distracted from driving. Employees driving your company vehicles need to be trained to resist distractions and recognize signs of fatigue that lead to accidents.To prevent drowsiness, the most practical way is to get plenty of sleep before starting a trip and avoid actions that induce drowsiness, such as eating a heavy meal and...
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    View a photo gallery of new bath enclosure products that meet customer demands.
  • Looking to the past gives us a sense of where we come from, but looking to the future can provide clues as to where we’re headed. If Glass Magazine’s 2009 “30 Under 40” winners are any indication, we’re certainly pointed in the right direction. Please click the names below for in-depth interviews, photos and biographical information for this year's honorees.  Our winners...James...
  • Five final rules to work by
    Customers are the lifeline of a business. Last month, we took a look at the first five rules business owners should follow to obtain customer feedback. Here, we’ll examine the final five.
  • One of the most common workers compensation claims relates to wrist damage from Carpal Tunnel Syndrome that ends up causing Cumulative Trauma Disorders.Unlike acute trauma, which is caused by a single event, Cumulative Trauma develops over long periods of time and can result in substantial damage to hands, wrists, elbows, arms, shoulders, necks, and backs.Minimize the risk of these injuries...
  • Hires, promotions and appointments
    PPG IndustriesOfficials at PPG Industries, Pittsburgh, announced that Gary Danowski, director, global operations, aerospace, became vice president, performance glazings. He reports to Senior Vice President Victoria M. Holt and is based at the Harmar, Pa., glass business and discovery center. Danowski joined PPG in 1982 as a production engineer, became an automotive glass sales engineer in 1988...
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