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  • Editor’s note: This article is the second in a three-part series on the subject of protecting and managing cash flow. The series addresses how to offer payment terms to commercial clients, how to prevent collections problems, and how to strengthen finances to prevent common cash-flow problems. Read part one.Dealing with collections problems can take a toll on small business owners, especially...
  • *From September 18, 2013, to press time, October 15, 2013.
    Guardian Expands Production Capabilities in Richburg, S.C.Guardian Industries expanded manufacturing capabilities at its Richburg, S.C., plant with the addition of SunGuard SuperNeutral 68 and SunGuard SuperNeutral 68 heat-treatable advanced architectural coated glass. In addition to standard stock sheets, the plant now offers oversize stock sheets of the SunGuard products, subject to coater lead...
  • Building and construction segment still remains 33 percent below peak
    Consumption of aluminum extrusions in the United States and Canada increased 5.8 percent in 2012 to 4.05 billion pounds, according to an industry report of aluminum extrusion estimates compiled by the Aluminum Extruders Council, and the Aluminum Association Inc. Building and construction is the largest market segment for extruded aluminum, with domestic shipments of 1.39 billion pounds in 2012....
  • ‘Tremendous growth’ predicted for 2015-16
    The economy—and construction market—will continue to experience mild growth over the next 18 months, predicted economist Jeff Dietrich at the 2013 Glazing Executives Forum, held in conjunction with GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo this fall. The good news: “In 2015 and 2016, we see tremendous growth,” he told the group gathered in Atlanta.The construction industry and economy...
  • What is the biggest challenge your company faces in regards to the current codes?
    Commercial Joe Marks, director of business development, Architectural Glass & Aluminum“One of the more significant code changes we feel has to do with the implementation of the latest ASHRAE standard, which continues to drive the minimum U-value for glazing assemblies downward. The requirement for substantial improvement in U-value has necessitated changes in system design exceeding...
  • Should you provide payment terms to clients?
    Editor’s note: This article is the first in a three-part series on the subject of protecting and managing cash flow. The series will address how to offer payment terms to commercial clients, how to prevent collections problems, and how to strengthen finances to prevent common cash-flow problems. Read part two of the series in the November 2013 issue of Glass Magazine.For many subcontractors and...
  • As occupant health begins to rival energy efficiency in building design, the glass industry finds itself in a unique position to offer solutions. How it’s taking on the challenge...
    Energy efficiency has dominated conversation in the building community during the last decade, but the conversation could be changing as architecture enters a “new era focused on human-centered design,” says Whitney Austin Gray, research and innovation director for international architecture firm, Cannon Design. In this new era, “energy versus health should not be a tradeoff,” Gray says. Building...
  • Companies investing again as market begins to pick up speed
    Every year, GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo provides an opportunity to gauge the state of the industry in terms of investment and product development activity, business conditions within the supply chain, and overall economic health. This year was no different, with more than 6,200 attendees and 360 exhibitors taking the show floor, September 10-12, in Atlanta. Reflecting a...
  • My daughter, Maria, taught our family about evolution. She explained to us that when living organisms—whether plants or animals—develop characteristics that uniquely suit their survival under specific conditions, those organisms become dominant over time. Over more time, the organisms that fail to adapt cease to exist. Some refer to this as “survival of the fittest.” Another way to view it is “...
  • *From August 7, 2013, to press time, September 24, 2013.
    Grey Mountain Wins Bidding War for DlubakGrey Mountain Partners, parent company of Consolidated Glass Holdings, purchased the assets of Dlubak Corp., Sept. 23, during a court auction. The private equity firm outbid GGI and Oran Safety Glass Israel for Dlubak, submitting a high offer of $3.25 million, according to court documents.According to the terms of the purchase, Grey Mountain will also “pay...
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