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Architectural Color Trends Go Simple for 2023

Architectural coating suppliers released color palettes taking inspiration from nature. Palettes include natural greens, cheerful accents and a range of neutrals.

Pod, BEC, Bubba and More

The latest From the Fabricator podcast is now up! This month we kick it off with the awesome Katy Devlin of Glass Magazine and NGA. Katy is so smart and so cool, and her insights are spot on. Was fun to chop it up. Then on to three people really working hard to help their region. Kristie Rehberger of A Glasco, Nathan Seaman of Architectural Grilles and Sunshades and Adam Posik of Pacific Coast Glazing join me to talk about the formation of the California Glass Association.

By Max Perilstein | January 30, 2023

A Turning Point

While the last few years have seen major ebbs and flows, 2022 marked a return to energy and investing in community. This renewal accompanied an increased interest in innovating technologies and connecting through digital tools.

By Steve Schohan | January 23, 2023

Predictions for 2023

Last week was easy. Reviewing predictions is a walk in the park compared to making them. But here we are, and this is what you expect from me, so the crystal ball is shined up and ready to go. My money back guaranteed predictions for our space in the year ahead.

By Max Perilstein | January 23, 2023

Reviewing 2022

Predictions can be tough, but each year I do them and each year I follow up to see how I fared. So, before we dig into 2023, time to take a look back at my thoughts on 2022. Here are last year's calls and whether I won, lost, or tied.

By Max Perilstein | January 16, 2023

New Year, New Pod and Lots of News

Happy New Year! We are off and running into 2023! Kicking it off in style with a great new podcast featuring three very interesting people all doing good things in our space. 

By Max Perilstein | January 09, 2023

Is a User Conference Worth Your Time?

Software user conferences have several advantages for companies. Users can learn tools and strategies from other users, who use the software every day. They also help to create a sense of community, allowing users to collaborate to create effective user strategies.

By Chris Kammer | January 04, 2023

2022 MVP and Year-End One on One Special Podcast

2022. Get ready to enter this one into the finished column. But before we do that, there’s quite a bit to cover on my last scheduled blog post of the year. First off, my year ending traditional “one-on-one” podcast with an industry influencer. This year it's Steve Weidner of NSG Pilkington.

By Max Perilstein | December 19, 2022

Closing Out the International Year of Glass

As IYOG comes to a close, I'm looking back at the year’s activities. NGA helped to promote glass this year by demonstrating the essential role of glass in the built environment's sustainability goals, and by raising awareness of the industry as a rewarding career path.

By Katy Devlin | December 16, 2022

With Renewed Focus on Recruitment and Retention, Investing in Training is Key

The labor shortage continues, and unemployment is at a historic low. Glass industry companies can look to apprenticeship and training programs to attract the talent they need.