I chuckle sometimes on how far ahead all of us are in this industry versus most of the world. Case in point: the supply chain. We all have been intimately involved in the massive supply challenges as it pertains to our industry for many months now, also while noticing the rest of the world is a mess, too. Well, comically, in the last two weeks it seems like the focus in the media and government have finally turned their attention over to supply chain.
Today it feels like the only way to find people is through money and total compensation. How can we offer new hires substantially more than longstanding employees and expect not to sour feelings? How does your company address the necessity of financial compensation in the current labor market without making it everything, when we can’t keep feeding this monster?
Since COVID appeared on the world stage in late 2019, we have seen change, human innovation, and imagination propel the world forward. What could really happen when you welcome change into your organization?
You are seeing it quite a bit online, and in the trades, but this month is Careers in Construction Month. I think all of us pushing this is more crucial than ever. We have all seen that it’s gotten even harder to attract folks to our awesome world, so time for those of us in it to step up and help this cause.
Photography is one of the best avenues to show off our newly completed projects to the masses. Whether that is through the means of a professional photographer or simply shot on an iPhone, publicity for these new buildings comes from these images. It’s easy to focus simply on the outside structure and view, but I implore you to get inside and have some interior shots of these new spaces.
Last week Glass Magazine published a story that took off like a rocket ship and was shared a ton on social media. Honestly, this was a story that should be shared in every office in our industry and with as many people outside of our bubble as possible.
According to the Manufacturing Institute, the organizer of the upcoming Manufacturing Day on Oct. 1, one of the most effective methods of attracting the next generation of workers is demonstrating how an industry’s products improve the world. For our industry, the messaging is easy. Among structural materials, glass is worthy of our admiration, with many properties that make it uniquely suited to enhance the beauty, design and performance of buildings. It benefits people; it benefits the environment.
Reviewing the performance data and test reports for metal cladding attachment elements will help ensure commercial wall systems will achieve the desired results. To support code compliance and to reduce your risk, check what test reports are available and how they meet the project’s unique needs.
First, we’ll start with sad news, the passing of Thad Max Ziegler. Thad Max was great man who I had to honor of meeting back in the 90’s when our respective companies almost became partners. He was an amazing person and leader who worked an astounding 73 years in this business. My sincerest condolences to the entire Ziegler family including his son Thad W. who truly carries on the class and professionalism that Thad Max and the generations before started.
Whether you love social media or not, platforms like Facebook, Instagram and others are definitely here to stay. It’s true these sites can be time-wasters, but they can also provide opportunities for reaching a broader audience and even gaining more customers.