Latest Articles in Retail Glass

  • Adhesive and sealant procedures and products
    Proper surface preparation is one of the most crucial factors that determine the ultimate success of a sealant. All the technical data that manufacturers publish is based on proper surface preparation. At the outset, it is important to note that because individual job conditions can vary greatly, you should perform a test on the actual substrate to determine the degree of preparation required....
  • All major manufacturers of aluminum storefront systems, and all insulating glass fabricators and manufacturers provide written instructions for the proper installation of their products. Experience has shown me that many glass shops don’t know about those instructions or choose to disregard them.
  • Five rules to work by
    Customer feedback is crucial to the success of any business, but too often companies fail to attain it. Following are five rules to adhere to when navigating the process.
  • No, we are not talking about words from a popular Christmas carol, but rather the real potential for hearing loss among your employees, particularly those who are exposed to high levels of noise from machinery.The Occupational Safety and Health Administration requires an employer to provide hearing protection to employees who are exposed to certain noise levels. Common sense or your insurance...
  • Solar as a trend has so far been mainly in Europe, says Russell J. Ebeid, president, Glass Group, Guardian Industries Corp., Auburn Hills. Mich. “Europeans have always been into use of glass of unique nature; whereas U.S. is more vanilla [in its use of unique glass], not exotic,” he said. “And that’s because the builders in the U.S. don’t pay for exotic.” The U...
  • In addition to solar technology and products, the 20th glasstec was a treasure house of gorgeous and innovative decorative glass. Other than decorative glass booths that looked like pieces of art, stunning decorative glass panels—painted, acid-etched, silk-screened, sandblasted and more--surrounded the glass technology symposium area. The eye-catcher of the show was a bent bridge of cold-...
  • Despite the abysmal economy in the U.S. and abroad, glasstec ended on a successful note with more than 1,300 exhibitors and more than 55,000 visitors from across the world. The attendance was a slight improvement over last glasstec, according to a Messe Dusseldorf release, Oct. 25. About 58 percent of the visitors were from outside of Germany. France, Italy and the U.S. posted increases in their...
  • Risk management and loss control have become sophisticated subjects involving detailed analyses of potential risks, oftentimes with the use of computer modeling. But don't let the small stuff slide. Slips, trips, and falls can create ill will to your customers or clients, and result in lost time if your employees are injured.There are some checklists that cover everything from frayed carpet to...
  • The owners of a high-end home in Southern California wanted to push the design envelope with their grand entry staircase. They wanted to build twin staircases rising up from the entry, they wanted the staircases to be glass, and they wanted the glass to be blue.
  • If you are located in an area that is frequented by winter storms, you know it is not too early to make sure you are prepared for winter snow removal. Whether you have your own equipment and do it yourself, or you hire a snow removal contractor to do the work for you, now is the time to review your plans or inspect your equipment to make sure you are ready.For a handy checklist for either...
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