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The Ultimate Team Sport

Construction and manufacturing, like team sports, benefit when employees work as a team. Working together towards a goal requires us to understand both our individual and collective perceptions and assumptions.

A Guide to Earning LEED Points: Materials and Resources’ Building Product Disclosure and Optimization

The newest version of LEED includes a Materials and Resources’ Building Product Disclosure and Optimization, which can add two points to a total score. Manufacturers can earn those two points through two different methods: using reporting compliance or providing compliant material ingredient optimization report.

By Mary Avery | September 26, 2022

The Giant glasstec Recap

After 4 years, glasstec was back and it was an interesting experience to say the least. The vibe overall was positive, people hungry for new equipment especially and also new technology/products. 

By Max Perilstein | September 26, 2022

Germany On Tap and Exciting News to Share

Good chance this week to do an international “vibe” check as I’ll be in Germany at glasstec. I'm really curious to see how people are feeling about the industry.  We also take a look at some industry milestones and an exciting opportunity for the glass industry that will be highlighted on HGTV this week. 

By Max Perilstein | September 19, 2022

Happy 80 and 100-plus Forecasts, Firms and More

It is anniversary time on my latest edition of the From the Fabricator podcast. First up is the duo of Lee Harrison and Ross Christie from Walker Glass, celebrating 80 years in business. Then on to the 100th anniversary of Reed Rubber Products and Clark Reed. That was a great chance for me to chat with someone new and learn about a very successful operation. 

By Max Perilstein | September 12, 2022

The Musings of a Very Pregnant Fenestration Industry Worker

As I prepare for the arrival of my daughter, I'm thinking through how we can care for and support parents, inside and outside the workplace.

The Benefits of Protective Glass Coatings

Glass has always been an ideal building solution owing to its broad applications, functionality, as well as the abundance of design options. Designing for durability, wellness, and ease of use places glass surface protection high on the list of value-add glass enhancements, satisfying the needs of a project both practically and visually.

By Brad Thurman | September 06, 2022

Tours, Trends, Awards, and Football

This past week I had the opportunity to tour some incredible facilities and it really drove home the pure talent and drive we have in our industry.  As you know, I love seeing different operations, I always learn something. This time it was a chance to see plants that were truly built from the ground up and in constant evolution mode.  

By Max Perilstein | September 06, 2022

Digitalization is the Key to Transformation

Climate change will require construction to fundamentally change. glasstec officials discussed the possibilities and innovations with Jochen Hölscher, managing director of facade construction company Hölscher.

Bumpy Forecast, Great Pod, And More

According to the latest Dodge Construction Network webinar, things are looking stable, but some possible murky times lay ahead. A great, new podcast episode is also available to listen or watch. Also, looking ahead to glasstec next month and more upcoming shows.

August 22, 2022