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  • These common misconceptions can derail any succession strategy
    As a business owner, a good exit plan is crucial to profitably transferring ownership of your company. Yet, during conversations with hundreds of successful business owners, I have discovered some common misconceptions surround the exit process.Myth #1: “I will just sell my business and retire.”Fewer than 20 percent of businesses for sale actually sell, according to a study by the American...
  • *From March 12, 2013, to press time, April 10, 2013.
    Connecticut man dies after accident at Insulpane An employee of Insulpane of Connecticut and Orchard Glass Distributors in Hamden, Conn., was killed after 10 to 12 large glass lites fell from a storage rack, landing on the worker, according to NBCConnecticut online. Officials from Insulpane parent company Consolidated Glass Holdings Inc., confirmed a fatal accident occurred at the facility. In a...
  • *From Jan. 17, 2013, to press time, March 11, 2013
    Viracon temporarily closing St. George plant in response to market conditionsViracon announced that it will temporarily close its St. George, Utah, facility, for approximately two years beginning in mid-April. The plant closing will impact 222 employees. The temporary closure will better align overall capacity with the demand expected over the next two years, which can be served from Viracon’s...
  • Would you hire this job applicant?
    Fortune Magazine shared this list of the worst questions asked by job applicants, according to 650 human resource and hiring managers.
  • How to Value Your Glass Business
    Independent of the economic environment, operators and shareholders of glass companies―from retailers to distributors, and contract glaziers to fabricators—need to think about value-creating strategies to manage through the business cycles and grow. Let’s start with how to think about valuation.The first step in valuation is determining what you are valuing and why. Are you valuing the equity or...
  • What You Need to Know
    The Affordable Care Act, often referred to as Obamacare, requires reporting of the aggregate cost of applicable employersponsored coverage on an employee’s W-2 Wage and Tax Statement. According to Internal Revenue Service Notice 2010-69, reporting was optional for all employers in 2011 and for employers issuing less than 250 W-2 forms in 2012.However, reporting will be required on the W-2 form...
  • Unfortunately, there are a few contract glaziers in every market that don’t follow the rules. In an effort to cut costs, they might install improper product, or underpay their employees. And with so many building owners focused on the bottom line, these companies sometimes win the job over their honest, quality, possibly higher-priced competitors. Apparently, this is also true in the fabrication...
  • How to value your glass business
    Independent of the economic environment, operators and shareholders of glass companies―from retailers to distributors, and contract glaziers to fabricators―need to think about value-creating strategies to manage through the business cycles and grow. Let’s start with how to think about valuation. The first step in valuation is determining what you are valuing and why. Are you valuing the equity or...
  • The basics: Erected in the recently opened North Carolina Veterans Park in Fayetteville, the all-glass veterans’ memorial is a striking testament to the remembrance of U.S. soldiers. Rising 10 feet in the air and almost 5 feet wide, the piece of art is etched with a quote from former governor of North Carolina, Thomas W. Bickett. While the monument itself pays homage to fallen soldiers, the use...
  • To make sure your company is included in The 2014 Glass Magazine Awards program, please review the categories below and submit your nomination. The deadline for nominations is April 17.
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