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  • Explosive terrorist attacks during the last 13 years have made counter-terrorism a national priority. Protection goes beyond the high-profile news of detection, interdiction and military action. The mission of protecting civilians from building hazards has officially expanded from fire safety and mitigation of natural disasters to include intentional attack, particularly with explosive devices....
  • It’s here, it’s bigger, and it’s shinier. GlassBuild America: the Glass, Window & Door Expo at the Las Vegas Convention Center, Sept. 19-21, will be abuzz with energy as attendees and exhibitors from across the world gather to educate, learn and show their wares in the architectural glass and residential fenestration industries.More than 440 companies were already signed up...
  • Do you have problem clients? This group includes clients that will not pay their invoices on time, or at all, or clients that will give you endless excuses before paying. Or my personal favorite: clients that don’t consider paying your invoices an important part of doing business.Unfortunately, problem clients are part of being in business, but there are ways to handle them. I have managed an...
  • Simple device helps to determine the correct side
    Window installation has become more difficult because glaziers must ensure proper orientation of low-emissivity coatings.While fabricators have various means of determining low-e orientation during the manufacturing of insulating glass units, glaziers’ few conventional methods for on-site verification have proven ineffective, until the advent of portable detectors. With these devices,...
  • While giving lip service to collaboration with members of the Bath Enclosure Manufacturers Association of Topeka, Kan., Donn Harter, president, Americas Glass Association of Placerville, Calif., announced May 13 that he filed proposed amendments to the International Building Code to regulate construction of shower enclosures.In early May, Harter said he filed the amendments with the International...
  • The roots of thin interlayers used in and on windows and glazing date to the 1930s, the first Golden Age of the American automobile. A consortium, including DuPont of Wilmington, Del., developed glass fashioned from tough, clear polyvinyl butyral. Sandwiched between glass, it created a safety windshield, and lamination was born. Since then, the processes, applications, thicknesses, colors and...
  • Although it has been around for several years, many U.S. contract glaziers still view point-supported glazing or spider glazing as a highly specialized application. It’s use in the U.S. construction market represents only a fraction of that in Europe, where the application of structural glass within building design has become the norm rather than the exception. Unfortunately, most U.S....
  • By Jenni Chase
    When it comes to expanding your service offerings, “it’s all about planning,” says Kenny Keller, president of Keller Glass Inc., headquartered in Trinidad, Colo. In 2000, after more than 15 years in the auto glass industry, he decided to tackle the commercial and residential glass markets, turning the once auto-glass only operation into a full-service glass company. Today,...
  • Retailers look beyond auto glass repair and replacement for income opportunities
    We want to be around when, someday, the auto glass business gets better,” says Marv Degerness, owner of a Harmon Glass Doctor franchise in Fargo, N.D. “I don’t know when that’s going to happen, but somebody will have to install auto glass, and we’re going to be there to do it.”In the meantime, Degerness offers residential and commercial glass services to offset...
  • North American mirror manufacturers have to try harder on world stage
    When some North America’s silverers look in their mirrors, they see: robots. The additional productivity that robots and sophisticated plant-management software lend to the silvering process could give North America’s 29 or so mirror manufacturers the edge they need to survive in an international economy. Automation becomes key, says Eddie Davis, silvering superintendent at Guardian...
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