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  • An Enterprise Resource Planning system reaches into all areas of the business. It is a company-wide software system used to manage and coordinate all the resources, information and functions of a business from one central database of information. Implementing or replacing the system can open unlimited business opportunities for any organization. The cornerstone of a successful ERP deployment is...
  • In spite of the turbulent economic environment, shareholders and operators of glass retailers and distributors, glazing contractors, and auto glass replacement and repair shops need to think about value-creating strategies to weather the business cycle and grow. Let’s start with how to think about valuation, and then we will explore the levers to pull to create more.The first step in...
  • These challenging times present a great opportunity to step back and re-evaluate your policies and procedures in order to put your company on the forward cusp of the economic rebound, better organized and able to take on more work more efficiently. Bear in mind, the end result is tightly tied to the front end research, so do your homework. The right Enterprise Resource Planning system can...
  • I once ripped out an article called, “How to Solve Almost Anything” from a US Airways Attaché magazine. The story told how Stan Mason, inventor of the squeezable ketchup bottle, stringless Band-Aids and pinless baby-fitted disposable diapers, tackles problems. Mason was quoted as saying invention is very simple; “anyone can be creative once they learn how.”I’...
  • Showers Online, CRL’s exclusive frameless shower glass size program, provides glass professionals with an efficient method for calculating final glass sizes for specific projects. Users can design almost any custom enclosure, produce more quotes, train more employees to handle shower customers, make professional presentations, and get accurate glass sizes immediately.
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    Q&A with the president of Glass Group, Guardian Industries Corp., Auburn Hills, Mich.  Ebeid Read related articles:Ebeid: Prepare for a new glass industryEbeid: Renaissance of a new, green glass ageState of solar glass in GermanyInvesting in solar: Potential and risks for U.S. glass industryHow are you keeping employees' spirits up amidst these tough economic conditions and the...
  • The drive among building owners to incorporate daylighting into their project designs could provide glass retailers a diversification opportunity that has yet to be dampened by the current economic climate.
  • Red flags and examples of fraudulent orders
    Scammers continue to target the glass industry with fraudulent orders that could cost companies thousands of dollars, if not caught in time. The best protection for glass shops is education and being able to identify the red flags for fraud.
  • Must-dos for glaziers to stay on top of the game
    President Obama’s energy plan to implement zero-energy building codes nationwide for all new buildings by 2030, promises to boost the number of energy-efficient projects in the near future. California has already legislated a zero-energy building requirement, slated to begin by 2020.“Sustainable building design is a growing focus for architects designing commercial, residential and...
  • In a recent e-glass weekly poll, 31 percent of respondents reported their company had laid off employees in response to the current recession. In January alone, U.S. companies laid off 237,902 workers, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, www.bls.gov.As a result, many Americans find themselves working longer hours to compensate for reduced staff resources. Efficiency is now the name of...
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    Great Glazing: Custom interior officeThis commercial office space in Tulsa, Okla., features a 42-foot-long, custom, continuous art mural that spans 14 glass panels suspended from the ceiling. Created by Tulsa artist May Yang, the mural is based on local Oklahoma themes, transitioning from rural landscape to the Tulsa skyline.   Great Glazing: Joliet Junior College Campus...
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