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Finally Getting It

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. 

By Max Perilstein | October 18, 2021

Are We Getting What We Pay For?

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?

By Pete de Gorter | October 15, 2021

Is It Time to Welcome in Change?

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?

By Chris Kammer | October 11, 2021

New Pod, Jobsites, Careers, and the "Deathstar"

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.

By Max Perilstein | October 11, 2021

Project Photography Can Tell Both Sides of the Story

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.

By Sara Barchak | October 05, 2021

Yes, Glass is Great

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.

By Max Perilstein | October 04, 2021

6 Reasons to Love Architectural Glass

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.  

By Karen Wegert | September 28, 2021

Tested Performance

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.

By William Green | September 27, 2021

Boards, Indexes, Talking Shop and More

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.

By Max Perilstein | September 27, 2021

Leveraging Social Media to Maintain Relevance

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.

By Chris Phillips | September 21, 2021