From the fabricator: Not so fast on the triples ...

One of the most popular articles on the excellent Glass Magazine Web site has been the story on the growth of triple glazing. And while it seems to be that growth is on the horizon for that segment, I actually look at the incredible products both here and in the very near future that will knock down the need to go to triples. The growth of these alternate products will come from education and promotion, and I think you are going to see a ton of both in the coming months. Quite frankly it’s an exciting opportunity for our world.

Elsewhere…

  • Sorry, I have to bang my chest, well actually give major props to my brother. Way back, on Feb. 19, my brother Steven sent me the now cult famous “Corning Day Made of Glass” video. And I posted it on my blog. The problem was that most people now just read my blog through the e-glass weekly portal, and only a third of the traffic clicks through to the links or video. Well, way back before this video got all of the attention, we had it first- Steven had it pegged. I guess next time I gotta make a bigger deal, eh?
  • Very tough news this week when I heard that Dan Wright was out at Guardian after 16 years… That news threw me and pretty much everyone I told, as if you know Dan, you know he bled the Guardian blue; he was a lifer. Anyway, he’s now a free agent and I gotta say is a prized free agent for sure. The guy will be an awesome addition to an established or growing company, and someone will be extremely fortunate to make that pick up.
  • Great resource… Chicago Window Expert… can be found here. Big fan of the site and knowledge, and I think Mark Meshulam does a fantastic job.
  • DyeTec solar getting a cool million dollars is yet another example of the fact that solar is far from dead. Still a ways to go, but money like that- in this economy-is amazing and means there’s still great potential.
  • Last week, I was sent a report that showed commercial construction staying down the rest of the year, with the “recovery” coming next year. To me, this whole forecasting thing is starting to look dubious. Does anyone really know? The fact that the banks are easing a little (supposedly) is a positive, and so far the ABI is hanging in there, but end of the day, I think we’re all still in the dark and hoping for the best.
  • Thoughts and prayers to everyone in Japan affected by the earthquake and tsunami … the video of the destruction was jaw dropping and incredibly sad. It really is a disaster on epic levels, and hopefully they can recover as quickly as possible.
  • And finally… it is March Madness time… last year I did actually pick the winner here on the blog (I know shocking right?) when I tabbed Duke to win it. Well, this year I am going with the repeat… Duke to win again… and yes I do hate Duke and hope my “powers” work where they failed last year.

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Max Perilstein is chief marketing officer for Vitro Architectural Products, Memphis. Write him at mperilstein@vitro.com.

The opinions expressed here are those of the individual author and do not necessarily reflect those of the National Glass Association, Glass Magazine editors, or other glassblog contributors. 

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