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  • Building the team is one of the cornerstones of business. To use Major League Baseball terms, a team can be built through free agency and/or through the farm system. A healthy company does both. By using free agency, you bring fresh ideas into the company. By promoting through the farm system, you create an excitement within the company, and yourretention of employees is improved.With free agency...
  • EIA reports ‘substantial potential’ for energy-efficiency improvements
    The industrial sector consumes about 30 percent of total energy in the United States, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. Energy-intensive industries, including glass manufacturing, account for more than half of total industrial energy use.Glass manufacturing has an energy-consumption-per-output ratio of 13,140 Btu per dollar shipments, according to an August 2013 EIA report...
  • A Look at the Past, Present and Future of High-Performance Glass Solutions
    The new LEED Platinum $250 million headquarters for TD Ameritrade in Omaha, Nebraska, highlights the energy-efficient capabilities of glass facade systems. The building maximizes daylighting and energy savings with its high-performance glass facade, rainscreen system and solar thermal array. The vision glass was triple-glazed insulating glass units with PPG Solarban 70XL low-E coating on the No....
  • The Challenges and Opportunities in the Rebounding Economy
    Visitors gather at the Las Vegas Convention Center for GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo, held Sept. 9-11. Event attendance topped 7,200, its highest level since 2008, according to show officials.The glass and fenestration industries joined together in Las Vegas Sept. 9-11 for GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo, where attendance and new product introductions...
  •  The basics: A three-panel glass mural adorning the outside wall of La Fiesta Square, an upscale shopping center in downtown Lafayette, Calif., features pieces of shattered glass, pieced together to create a scene. Using shattered, clear tempered glass catches the light and reflects it to show detail in a way that ceramic mosaic cannot achieve. The scenes are cohesive and pop from a...
  • What is the glass industry’s biggest hurdle in the upcoming year?
    Special edition of G3, featuring the 2014 Glass Magazine People Award winners Ned Witham, field superintendent, Giroux Glass Inc. “I think the economy will get better in the next year and we’ll start bringing in more jobs. The biggest hurdle to that is financing, reinvesting in the economy. Whether it’s building new or remodels, if there’s no growth and no new building, we’re not glazing. The...
  • Dan Pompeo, independent sales rep, Architectural Glazing Solutions
    Dan with his wife and three childrenSapphire Towers in San DiegoLooking for a second career after working in the masonry industry, Dan Pompeo, owner and sales rep for architectural rep firm Architectural Glazing Solutions, was encouraged by his father-in-law Ken Pymm to join the glazing industry. “He owned a small glass fabrication business called Tech Glass in Escondido, Calif,” says Pompeo. “...
  • Cesar Fienco, senior project manager, Alumiglass LLC
    Cesar with his wife and three daughtersOwensboro Medical Health Center in Owensboro, Ky.Cesar Fienco, senior project manager for Alumiglass LLC, started out as an architect in the construction industry in his native Guayaquil, Ecuador, which led him into the glazing industry early on. “When I came to the United States I thought that I would not return to work in this industry,” he says, “But life...
  • Brian Albanese, vice president, Forno Enterprises Inc.
    Brian with his dad, Mike SpaccafornoThe College of New Rochelle, Center for WellnessBrian Albanese, vice president and production supervisor for Forno Enterprises, started  pushing gasket in a slope-glazed wall of a greenhouse at 13, when his father owned Forno. Albanese’s father has been in the glass industry since 1969. “From [5 years old] I was in and around the glass industry,” says...
  • Kenneth “Ned” Witham, general field superintendent, Giroux Glass Inc.
    Ned with his wife ZanetaDolce & Gabbana storefront at the Shops at CrystalsNed Witham, field superintendent for Giroux Glass in Las Vegas, started in the glass industry 37 years ago when his fatherin- law offered him a job at CA International consulting company. Since then, he has continued to rise quickly through the ranks of the industry, serving as superintendent within his first 10 years...
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