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  • 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...
  • C.R. Laurence Co., Los Angeles, has introduced a specialty catalog, the SD10, featuring the latest products in CRL’s line of frameless shower door hardware and supplies. The 160-page, full-color catalog features new series of hinges and innovative products, particularly the company's Vienna and Cologne series of adjustable hinges, the E-Z adjust header system, no-drill fixed panel...
  • In developing its range of products to offer solutions in glass tools and accessories, Bohle America Inc. has reached an agreement with Toyo to offer Toyo’s full range of glass cutters, according to a release. The company will offer the line in North America in addition to its own Silberschnitt and Diamantor products.
  • How is the current economic situation an opportunity for your company?
    CommercialBill Trainor, division manager, Trainor Glass Co., Colorado Division, DenverThe current economic climate has created challenges for us as it has for most companies. Our goal has been to find opportunities in this climate. The first step is to stay focused and stay positive, now is the time to strengthen our staff, our customer base, and move into markets we have not pursued in the...
  • Homeowners get creative with applications
    Homeowners are getting increasingly creative with their decorative glass applications, as shown in this private residence stairway project completed by Goldray Industries. See other project ideas in our online photo gallery. Perhaps because it is viewed as a natural, green material, or perhaps because of its design flexibility, glass is popping up in homes across the country in traditional...
  • 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...
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