July 28, 2009
Bendheim Wall Systems Inc., Passaic, N.J., launched a Web-based continuing education program for the American Institute of Architects and state credit on channel glass wall systems, according to a July 28 release. Participation in the 1.5 hour program is free-of-charge and earns industry professionals 1.5 Health, Safety, and Welfare learning units. The program also qualifies for Sustainable...
July 23, 2009
Pittsburgh-based PPG Industries’ architectural glass business won a 2009 Pro-Comm Award of Excellence from the Business Marketing Association. The company’s “Greening of Architectural Glass” campaign was recognized by a panel of national marketing experts for its exceptional product positioning and brand development, joining IBM as the only other winner in the category,...
How do you keep your brand fresh?
June 5, 2009
CommercialSteve Fronek, vice president, Wausau Window and Wall Systems, Wausau, Wis. Keeping a brand fresh goes beyond issues of style. Branding and [research and development] go hand-in-hand. Active involvement in trends in the industry such as [Building Information Modeling], green, dynamic glazing and blast hazard mitigation will project an image of leadership. Managing a brand involves a...
February 17, 2009
Schilling Graphics Inc., Galion, Ohio, installed a Computer to Screen screen-making system at its Owatonna, Minn., facility, according to a Feb. 2 company release. The DLE machine, made by CST Colour Scanner Technology GmbH in Germany, eliminates the need for film and can reproduce images on screens as large as 130 inches by 240 inches and as small as 24 inches by 24 inches. Schilling’...
February 10, 2009
YKK AP, Austell, Ga., architectural sales representative Kirk Grizzell received the annual President’s Award from the product manufacturer this year for outstanding sales and customer service achievement. The company also presented its Branch of the Year Award to Dallas branch manager Marvin Parker.
December 17, 2008
United Glass Corp., Oakdale, Pa., recently installed a state-of-the art, full convection oven at its Pdc Glass location in Pittsburgh, according to a company release. The furnace produces heat-treated glass up to 10 inches by 180 inches in size, 1/8 inch to 3/4 inch in thickness, with low levels of roller wave distortion. Lite Sentry equipment, installed on the tempering line, monitors every lite...
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.
Survey reveals similar trends in auto and architectural glazing
May 1, 2007
Few corporations are able to sustain competitiveness without investing in equipment and tools to help them achieve their goals, and glass companies are no different. National Glass Association members participating in the 2006 NGA Competitiveness Survey report that they invested a median 5 percent—average 14.7 percent—in capital equipment and median 2 percent—average 3.7 percent...
More than 3 million online searches were performed this past year in residential, commercial and custom glass.