June 7, 2021
It’s already June. My gosh this year is flying right on by and maybe it seems more intense because things are opening back up (at least in the U.S.―sorry for my Canadian friends especially) and that rush to normalcy just has the pace more hectic. At the beginning of this month, a few different things kicked off.
First, June brings the annual start to Hurricane Season. For the next few months, we’ll be on high alert with regards to storms moving into the east coast or up through the Gulf. The glass and glazing industry has truly made a major impact (no pun intended) on this space. Our hurricane impact materials changed the way buildings and homes can be built in the affected areas and has every other trade chasing us still. Obviously, my hope is always for a very light season (predictions are for it to be busier than usual) but if there are rough storms ahead at least we know our world has done and is doing our part.
In addition, the start of June brought the opening of GlassBuild registration, and if the first few days are any indication, this is going to be an event like none other. People are fired up to get back to some face- to-face settings. If you haven’t jumped on yet, go ahead and get your plans set, and keep in mind the Glazing Executives Forum is a major worthwhile event too. Click that box while you’re in there signing up!
The Glass Magazine Awards
Get your nominations in for the most prestigious award program in our industry; The Glass Magazine Awards! All the details can be found here and it’s going to be a heck of a competition this year because the dating is extended back to September of 2019. Get your info in and have a chance to win!
Podcast: Ep 6
Next week, the 6th edition of the From the Fabricator podcast will be released. I’ll be taping the interviews this week and I am excited about the three guests I have lined up. Three tremendous people all doing very, very good things in our industry! Can’t wait to share!
Workforce Signing Day
Speaking of people doing good things in our industry, I’ve written here more than a few times about Bill Daubmann and his family; they are always making positive news in our world and I am thrilled that I have Bill lined up to be a guest on the podcast in August. One thing I’ll be asking about is this “workforce signing day” a great promotion Bill put into play this year and will only grow. Check out the local news coverage here!
At TEXpo, I was lucky enough to meet Jim Evans of BidClips (good energetic guy) and then this week I got a demo of Jim’s product and, I have to say, I was extremely impressed. Tremendous platform for the retail glass shop; if you want to learn more click here.
Last this week, from the things can change fast category; Katerra which was the big-time flavor of the month a few years ago, and had a ton of money coming in, is now done. Architects Newspaper had good rundown of what happened. Is there a future for an automated modular prefab player again? Probably. But, you have to wonder how the next people into this space will proceed and who will back them.