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The Magic of Industry Events

In an age of digital communication, one might think that face-to-face interactions have lost their luster. However, industry events like GlassBuild prove otherwise. They remain a potent tool for businesses to showcase their prowess, forge new relationships, learn from industry veterans, and stay ahead in a highly competitive market.

September 25, 2023

Recruiting and Retaining Gen Z

As companies nationwide continue to struggle with finding skilled labor, it is more important than ever to recruit and retain young professionals, which now includes Gen Z.

An Underground History of Glass

Katy Devlin takes a kayak tour through a now-flooded former silica sand mine that provided the raw materials for the flat glass plant that sat atop it.

Review, Awards, Indexes and More

Kicking it off this week a review of the latest Glass Magazine. Really strong edition led by the ultra-prestigious Glass Magazine Awards. Congrats to all the winners there and note at GlassBuild they’ll honored in person. Very cool!  

By Max Perilstein | September 19, 2023

The Potential Impact of AI on Flat Glass, Window, and Door Fabricators

Artificial intelligence is on everyone's minds. How will it impact the flat glass industries? Here's a few ways it can improve and streamline your business.

By Chris Kammer | September 18, 2023

Be on Guard & Stay Informed

One of the most talked about parts of my post from last week was the video I posted from CNBC talking about banks being winners/losers during the growing volatility out there. So this week when I saw this blurb on the excellent newsletter “The Scroll” I knew I had to share.

By Max Perilstein | September 11, 2023

Podcast Trio of Justice

The latest edition of the From the Fabricator podcast is now up and we’ve got three folks coming from three different directions. Good stuff on all.

By Max Perilstein | September 04, 2023

Current product-specific EPDs depend on new fenestration PCR

For fenestration manufacturers, the road to LEED v4.1 certification has been made more difficult recently by a defunct program operator for the product category rule. With a new PCR for fenestration developed with a coalition of industry groups, including NGA, companies will now be able to qualify for the rule.

By Mary Avery | September 01, 2023

Refurbishing Ash

The wildfires that destroyed large parts of Lahaina are a terrible tragedy. The culture's signature banyan tree offers an allegory for resilience and teamwork in times of crisis.

By David Vermeulen | August 31, 2023

Glass Cast Episode 5

Dave Ferrett, Bagatelos Architectural Glass Systems, discusses recent project challenges.