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  • 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...
  • How do you keep your brand fresh?
    CommercialSteve Fronek, vice president, Wausau Window and Wall Systems, Wausau, Wis. Keeping a brand fresh goes beyond issues of style. Branding and [research and development] go hand-in-hand. Active involvement in trends in the industry such as [Building Information Modeling], green, dynamic glazing and blast hazard mitigation will project an image of leadership. Managing a brand involves a...
  • Value creation begins with alignment of the stakeholders surrounding your company.
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association National Summer Conference 2009 kicked off May 31 in Minneapolis. The meeting, hosted by the Schaumburg, Ill.-based association, runs through June 3. About 200 attendees had registered for the meeting as of May 15. Rich Walker, AAMA president and CEO, said during the June 1 opening general session that “despite the challenging...
  • Transition techniqueJoel Berman Glass Studios, Vancouver, B.C., now offers Transition, a new technique in glass casting that allows an area of deeply embossed texture to transmute fluidly to smooth, flat, transparent glass in the same panel. This recently perfected technique represents a radical departure from convention in terms of kiln-casting methods, and an important advancement in glass...
  • Proposed legislation of the Employee Free Choice Act faces stiff opposition among glass and glazing shop owners
    The news media has been abuzz with the Employee Free Choice Act, aka, the card check bill, the last few months. As of mid-April, the legislation--that would make it easier for unions to organize workers--lacks the 60 votes needed to clear the Senate. Business groups and unions are at odds regarding the bill.In an article in The Washington Post, the president of AFL-CIO, John J. Sweeney, said...
  • C.R. Laurence Co.Los Angeles-based C.R. Laurence Co. announced four promotions. Tina Olivares became manager of the customer services department. from online support manager. She has been with CRL for 17 years, and has more than 21 years of experience in the glass industry. Yolanda Cabadas became manager of CRL’s online support department from assistant to the online support manager. She...
  • CPFilmsSolutia Inc., St. Louis, named Ray Kollar as president and general manager of its CPFilms subsidiary, also in St. Louis. Most recently, he worked as vice president of commercial services for Solutia’s Technical Specialties business, where his proactive commercial approach generated significant sales volume increases in these premium branded product lines. Prior to...
  • Existing buildings, commercial and institutional sectors head activity
    Green construction promises to show an uptick in the next few years as a direct consequence of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 that includes $39 billion in energy investments at the Department of Energy and $20 billion in tax incentives for clean energy.Click on the link below to download a free PDF of charts that show the growth of green construction across the globe and in...
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