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    Links to further reading & informationNGA and GANA: Combination FAQsNGA-GANA Combination Your Profits | Management: Inside an ESOP Read the full series on Exit Planning & Succession from Beacon Exit Planning, plus industry case studiesLearn more about ESOP businessesThe Seven Myths of Exit PlanningWhat Exactly Is Exit Planning? Exit Planning and Succession II - An Employee...
  • After a 2017 defined by supply woes, the North American float industry eyes normalization and growth in the coming year
    Above: Guardian Glass employees at work on the hot end of the furnace. All hot-end employees work in teams. Below: The Elmhurst Public Library, Queens, New York, which opened in 2017, features advanced glazing from NSG Group and glazier partner W&W Glass. The project includes a high-performance all-glass cube of Pilkington Planar point-supported walls with insulating and fritted low-iron...
  • The National Glass Association and the Glass Association of North America continue to move forward in combining the two associations into one, strong and unified voice for the glass and glazing industry. The boards of directors for each association unanimously approved the combination in September 2017, and the membership voting process started in December. Leaders from both organizations...
  • Sources: FRED Economic Data, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis; Bureau of Labor Statistics, Producer Price Index; U.S. Energy Information Administration.  From labor to materials to fuel, costs are increasing in the construction and manufacturing industries. “We have seen quite a spike in the last year and a half on several key inputs—diesel fuel, steel, copper, aluminum. All have...
  • Commercial construction poised for moderate expansion in midst of continued labor and cost challenges
    2018 will be a year of moderate growth for U.S. construction, according to forecasts from economists across the building industry. According to an average of top industry forecasts (see table at right), total construction spending is expected to increase about 4 percent, steady with growth projections for 2017. Forecasters expect growth in 2018 to be led by increased spending in residential...
  • Five steps that lead to the sale
    The number one false assumption that I’ve seen peers make about top sales performers is that they have an it thing—some natural-born personality trait or gift that makes them automatic stars who close high-dollar sales easily and with practically no effort. While their performance in front of the client may seem effortless and entirely natural, the truth is that nothing is left to chance. They...
  • The Internet of things, or IoT, represents a game-changing advancement in technology for window and door manufacturers. By incorporating digital connectivity on the production floor, manufacturers will have significant advantages in their market. These include insights to create better processes and new revenue opportunities, better worker productivity and safety, and predictive maintenance...
  • Companies from all parts of the glass and glazing industry have implemented innovative, out-of-the-box ideas to improve business from the ground up. Here’s an Idea… showcases these sometimes small behind-the-scenes ideas that can make a big impact on a company’s bottom line. If you have an idea that you would like to share, contact Norah Dick.Asahi Glass Co. recently reopened its showroom, the...
  • Photos courtesy of Excel Engineering The basics: Located in Milwaukee's historic Walker's Point neighborhood, The Shoe Factory Lofts building was completely rehabilitated in accordance with National Park Service standards for historic properties. The project converts two adjoining former factories into residential apartments. The 55 new apartments combine modern amenities and historic...
  • Photos courtesy of TGPThe basics: Parc on Powell is a mixed-used development in Emeryville, California. A key project goal was to capture the attention of the public without losing sight of the area’s industrial origins. The city and neighborhood wanted certain elements of the existing structures preserved, including the brick façade of the building on the site’s north side. To engage pedestrians...
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