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  • The National Glass Association, McLean, Va., launched its redesigned Web site Sept. 16."We took great pains to improve the site while maintaining the positive elements that made the previous version such an important member resource," says David Walker, president, Association Services, NGA. "In particular, we have enhanced the online experience by making it simpler to navigate and...
  • Editor's note: This article is the second installment of a two-part series on smart fleet management. See Page 30 of the September 2009 issue for the first. Smart fleet management not only involves vehicle maintenance, but the efficient use of fuel and execution of vehicle repairs. In an effort to reduce fuel costs, consider using nitrogen in your tires. Currently, I am testing the use...
  • The Protective Glazing Council International, Topeka, Kan., announced the next in a monthly Webinar series for architects, building owners, specifiers, glazing contractors and others in the architectural community in a Sept. 11 release. The free monthly Webinar series focuses on various industry topics and runs an hour in length.Scheduled for the last Friday of each month, the next...
  • Suppliers are reworking business models and adding product lines in response to changing market conditions and customer demands. At Glass Magazine, we are doing the same. While you still have the option to receive the print edition of Glass Magazine each month, now you can subscribe to an alternative digital edition.
  • President Obama’s proposed health care legislation--that the House passed in July--has sparked much debate. Business owners, in particular, have been questioning the plan’s pros and cons, trying to figure how it’s going to affect their trade. While the plan proposes exemptions for businesses with payrolls below $250,000, some have labeled it as a “government takeover of...
  • How are you using the Web to promote your business?
    CommercialMic Patterson, director of strategic development, Enclos Corp., Eagan, Minn. "Enclos has built its business largely on the basis of word-of-mouth promotion and a high percentage of repeat clients, with only minimal utilization of the Web--not a prescription for well developed Internet muscle. While recognizing the power of the Web as a communications medium, we have done little to...
  • GlasslamOfficials at Glasslam NGI Inc., Pompano Beach, Fla., appointed Martin Heim as the company's exclusive sales management agent for its full line of architectural glass products in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Heim, managing director of HTBC GmbH in Zug, Switzerland, previously served as market director for Europe, Africa and the Middle East for the Bystronic Glass Group and is...
  • GlassBuild America to focus on new technologies, opportunities
    While economic experts continue to debate the country’s current financial health, industry members are looking to the future as they prepare to gather at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta Sept. 30 through Oct. 2 for GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo. New products, technologies, market trends and opportunities will be the focus of the event, as the industry...
  • New fixtures and adhesives make the process easier
    The art of glass bonding has hundreds of uses in glass construction and provides fabricators with another niche to help grow their business. By utilizing the latest innovations in adhesives, fixation devices, ultraviolet lamps and hardware, as well as proper training and technical assistance, fabricators can create store displays, showcases and furniture designs without the usual mechanical...
  • How do you deal with problem customers?
    CommercialBarry Swaim, owner, Tower Glass, Santee, Calif.Come on, we all have them: the guy who always seems to need a little “help” at the end of the job; the one who tracks every time you use the dumpster but forgets about every time you loan out your forklift; or the one who signs your extra work ticket but then won’t pay it. How do you deal with a guy who yells just to...
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