April 2, 2009
Showers Online, CRL’s exclusive frameless shower glass size program, provides glass professionals with an efficient method for calculating final glass sizes for specific projects. Users can design almost any custom enclosure, produce more quotes, train more employees to handle shower customers, make professional presentations, and get accurate glass sizes immediately.
April 1, 2009
Q&A with the president of Glass Group, Guardian Industries Corp., Auburn Hills, Mich. Ebeid Read related articles:Ebeid: Prepare for a new glass industryEbeid: Renaissance of a new, green glass ageState of solar glass in GermanyInvesting in solar: Potential and risks for U.S. glass industryHow are you keeping employees' spirits up amidst these tough economic conditions and the...
December 16, 2008
Glazing contractors and full-service glass companies face the most challenging business climate in recent history. Many companies experienced continued prosperity during the downturn in residential construction by redeploying their resources to the commercial construction boom. With leading indicators showing a dramatic slowdown coming in commercial construction, maintaining profitability will be...
President, CEO Graham Architectural Products Corp., York, Pa.
December 4, 2008
Graham Architectural Products is part of the Graham Group, the York, Pa.-based, privately held entity that includes three “legacy” industrial businesses with combined sales of about $3 billion. The company, founded in 1972, manufactures heavy commercial architectural aluminum windows and doors, with specialties in historical renovation, acoustical, hurricane, and blast mitigation...
November 4, 2008
Anodize and paint finishes offer durable aesthetic benefits to aluminum window and curtain wall products. However, storage, transportation and installation can prove to be a dangerous time for finishes. Learn how to protect finished aluminum products from a step-by-step guide from Linetec, Wausau, Wis.
Cooking up profits through manager training
October 4, 2008
Don't we all wish it were so easy to throw some ingredients together and end up with a recipe for a great manager? Most successful managers tend to be made up of an equal combination of many attributes and skills, but all of them differ in their approach and style.
Know when to hold `em; know when to fold `em
July 22, 2008
This article is first in a series that will explore how to run a successful shop, and will touch on various aspects of managing a business including: when/how to expand, downsize, sell your business; decide on location, whether to rent or buy; when to add new products, services and people; when to diversify; and when to change name, logo and marketing materials.
July 22, 2008
This is a sidebar to the article, "Hiring horror."
May 1, 2008
At the February 2008 National Auto Glass Conference in Tucson, I moderated a group discussion about how and where to find good employees and how to train and retain them. As part of the discussion, I shared the results of a recent study by Professor John Sullivan of the San Francisco University Human Resources Management Program that identifies the top seven current needs of employees. They...
Technology can play a role in achieving success
April 1, 2008
Overseas competition, rising fuel costs, and a multitude of governmental and contractual requirements are just a few of the significant burdens today’s glass businesses must face. If you find it difficult to manage the complexities of your business effectively, a new class of technology products might be the solution.