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  • There’s money to be made, even in tough times
    While 2009 will be a slow year for new construction, many glass company managers and owners speculate the residential remodeling market could see an increase as homeowners choose to stay in their homes longer. Glass shops could benefit, as bathrooms, complete with glass bath and shower enclosures, top the list of homeowner renovations. Shops touting knowledge of growing trends and the latest...
  • State and regional 2009 forecastsFind out how your state's construction market and overall economy will fare in the new year. Kitchen backsplash photo feature—interviews with 5 suppliersOfficials from Arch Deco Glass, Columbus, Ohio; Bendheim Ltd., Passaic, N.J.; Carvart, New York; Dependable Glass Works, Covington, La.; and GlassKote USA, Bridgeport, Conn., discuss the top...
  • Demand for decorative glass backsplashes for kitchens is growing rapidly, as customers seek more modern styles in their homes. View a backsplash photo gallery, and learn more about backsplash glass suppliers.
  • Long holiday weekends in the dead of winter can be an invitation to freeze-ups of water pipes, process equipment and buildings if you are located in a part of the country where temperatures dip below freezing.Take the time to do preventive maintenance in anticipation of winter weather, and make sure to perform winterizing inspections and temperature monitoring. If you have a building that is...
  • ... to their pockets
    Just a little incredulity was in order when Merrill Lynch’s John Thain asked for a $10 million bonus at the end of 2008. As all of us contribute to that company’s $10 billion bailout—along with the rest of Wall Street and possibly the auto industry—we look out across the next 12 months with precautionary belt-tightening.So, it was gratifying to learn that several glass...
  • Remodeling, residential construction markets could stabilize by mid-2009
    As the single- and multifamily housing, remodeling, and retail and hotel construction markets continue their decline in 2009, it’s inevitable that retailers will feel the pinch. However, most forecasters agree that pinch might have less bite in the second half of the year.
  • What are your expectations for the glass industry in 2009?
    CommercialJordan Richards, president, Glassopolis, Toronto “[In 2009] it’s going to be a more competitive business climate. For glass contractors, it’s a high liability, high risk job. Often they’re at the very end of the supply chain and they’re asked to assume huge risks on these projects. I think there will be more pressure and more competition, and it’...
  • Readers weigh in on the economy and its effect on their business
    If there is one positive thing about a recession, it’s that it makes you look for unprofitable elements of your business and take action.
  • The complexity of information systems in today’s business world–even for relatively small businesses–is mind boggling. Information risks include threats to information technology systems, the intangible property handled by them, and consequences of failure of these systems. There can be direct first-party losses sustained by your company as well as third-party losses related to...
  • A majority of the numerous workshops and seminars at this year’s Ecobuild & AEC-ST Fall conference centered around Building Information Modeling. The conference took place at the Washington Convention Center, Washington, D.C., Dec. 8-11. The exhibit ran Dec. 10-11. "BIM is a dynamic architectural model as a database," said Ryan Ghere, Onuma Inc., Los Angeles. "And...
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