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Pod, Rumors, Projects, Dogs and More

One of the big items people are talking about … the buzz surrounding a potential deal for Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope. And that buzz is growing big time.

January 16, 2022

Two Education Sessions You Shouldn't MIss at Glass Conference: Long Beach

The National Glass Association’s Glass Conference, to be held Jan. 24-26 in Long Beach, California, at the Renaissance, Long Beach will feature a few rounds of golf, great networking opportunities, and of course, invaluable informational and educational sessions.

How to Choose the Right Software System for Your Company : Part 2

Welcome back to the second part in a three-part blog series designed to help managers and glass/window/door company owners find the best software solution for their company. Today we’re going to cover creating a software vendor short list, and validating that list.

By Chris Kammer | January 10, 2022

2021 Prediction Review: How did I do?

My tradition is always on the second post of the year to review my predictions from the previous year and grade how they turned out. I am never always right or always wrong and looks like 2021 stayed in track with that.

By Max Perilstein | January 10, 2022

Happy 2022: Now Let’s Go!

2022. We made it. Time to start another year and maybe, just maybe, we’ll see more “normal” versus what we have experienced since early in 2020.

By Max Perilstein | January 03, 2022

How to Choose the Right Software System for Your Company

Choosing software for your business can be a daunting task, if not scary! There are many legitimate concerns. In an effort to help ease them, I will attempt to provide guidance in navigating software questions.

A Tour of Super Sky

Earlier this month, I had the pleasure of touring the offices and fabrication facility for Super Sky in Mequon, Wisconsin. Its current facility covers 115,000 square feet and includes an impressive manufacturing floor that features state-of-the-art automated fabrication equipment alongside reliable machining centers that have served the company for decades. Check out a photo gallery. 

By Katy Devlin | December 20, 2021

2022 Crystal Ball

In early December, I sat down with my friend, the famous From the Fabricator blogger/podcaster and head of Sole Source Consultants, Max Perilstein. We took out the 2022 crystal ball and chatted through our projections for the industry in the new year.

By Katy Devlin | December 20, 2021

One-on-One to End 2021

Well unless something crazy happens, this is my final blog for 2021 and I am thrilled I can end it with the dropping of my final podcast of season 1―a one on one with the ultimate leader in our industry, Don Friese.

By Max Perilstein | December 20, 2021

2021 MVP and OBE

Big week, and unusually long post here. Obviously the news that Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope may be sold rocked our world this week. Also, I'm announcing MVP 2021. 

By Max Perilstein | December 13, 2021