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  • 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...
  • According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, one in six working Americans has a drug problem. The crisis is particularly acute in the construction industry and cuts across all ethnic groups, trades, professions and educational backgrounds, resulting in a total cost of more than $100 billion a year to American businesses.Some of the impact might be masked, but the U.S. Chamber of...
  • Glass Magazine is now accepting nominations for the sixth annual Crystal Achievement Awards, and we want to hear about the best products and services the glass industry has to offer.
  • What role does 'green' play in your business?
    CommercialChuck Mowrey, vice president of business development, Carmel Architectural Sales, Anaheim, Calif.Daylighting devices, carbon footprint calculations and thermal performance are "green" areas in our business. In Southern California, Carmel has exclusive distributorship of Solatube, a daylighting device installed in ceilings/roofs, especially schools.Code changes around thermal...
  • Employee disciplining often gives rise to employment litigation. The disciplinary procedure should follow four rules:• The employee must know the nature of the problem.• The employee must know what he or she must do to fix the problem.• The employee must have a reasonable period of time in which to fix the problem.• The employee must understand the consequences of inaction.The...
  • The d-hotel, located in Belgium, stands out through its innovative architecture. The hotel features one of the first applications of Glassiled, a product that integrates light emitting diodes into laminated glass.
  • The upheaval in the financial markets has created a pile of new pressures for business owners and managers. But amid a re-ordering of priorities, is anyone still thinking about the commitment to become more environmentally conscious?
  • 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...
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