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Analog Tools in a Digital World

As the world becomes increasingly digital, we may be tempted to ask if there is still a place for analog systems and tools in our daily work routines. There are many areas where the question comes into play, but for now let’s focus on measuring and layout.

By Chris Phillips | August 27, 2021

Speak to the Next Generation of Manufacturers

How can manufacturers effectively reach young people and recruit them to the industry? This is a challenge the Manufacturing Institute has been working to address through Manufacturing Day, held annually on the first Friday in October. 

Remembering an Industry Innovator

In preparing our Innovation Issue each year, we get the opportunity to collaborate with the ambitious and inspiring innovators behind these product and project achievements. One such innovator was Bernard Lax, the founder and CEO of Gardena, California-based Pulp Studio, who passed away unexpectedly in August.

By Katy Devlin | August 25, 2021

It's On!

In about three weeks the industry will gather once again in Atlanta for GlassBuild. Yes. The show is on, everything is still set and hundreds of awesome exhibitors will be there ready to show off the latest and greatest.

Deciphering Doors

Commercial architectural trends continue to incorporate large entrances that make a big impression. Creating this experience for a building’s occupants and visitors starts with a single door.

By Mary Avery | August 18, 2021

How to Travel Safely During COVID-19

As of this writing, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has lifted many mask-wearing and physical distancing measures for fully vaccinated people. As travel for in-person events resumes, here is a quick checklist based on existing CDC guidance for domestic travelers.

August 17, 2021

New Pod and Stunning Closure

The Apogee news on closing the Statesboro, Georgia, facility and Velocity still has me stunned, especially the Velocity portion. Just did not see that coming at all.

By Max Perilstein | August 16, 2021

Bernard and Dick Sr.

This isn’t going to be a normal post for me. This past week was a rough one in our industry. Two tremendous and important men passed away. One was very well known nationally, one was not. Both, though, had immeasurable effects on our business and I am dedicating this post to each of them. Remembering Bernard Lax and Dick Macurak Sr.

By Max Perilstein | August 09, 2021

The Danger of Playing it Safe

The fact that professional people need to be willing to risk failure in order to move forward is a no-brainer. But trying new things is uncomfortable and may seem unnecessary when things are already going well.

By Chris Phillips | August 05, 2021

Embrace the Future Without Forgetting the Past

As much as the last year or so has been a complete disaster as far as everyone’s sanity is concerned, it has also been a blessing in some ways. After dealing with some crazy long hours the last couple of years it is somewhat refreshing to come home and spend time with my family and not just reopen the laptop for a few hours.

By Tom O'Malley | August 02, 2021