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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.

What You Need to Know About Corrosion and Aluminum

Warranties for architectural aluminum products will mention factors related to the finish, but not the potential for the metal to corrode. It's important to understand how aluminum can corrode, how to prevent it, and what to think about when selecting a finish.

Dynamic Duo and an Amazing System

We’ve reached the final month of the year and time has just flown right on by. Lots to cover this week, but kicking off with the latest From the Fabricator podcast. Really fun one, first featuring the awesome duo of Michael Saroka and Laura Little from Goldray Glass. This sibling team, along with their incredible company is making things happen in our space. They both dropped some strong insight too that I think we can all learn from.

By Max Perilstein | December 05, 2022

As Unitization Expands, Architects Specify New Infill Materials

Unitization and shop-glazing allows suppliers to ensure quality while providing shorter lead times. Recent trends in unitization have seen greater application on different size projects, as well as the incorporation of different systems, and building materials.

Index Down

Hope everyone in the US had a good Thanksgiving holiday. The one area that did not was the Architectural Billings Index.

By Max Perilstein | November 28, 2022

Behind the Scenes of Pulp Studio's History Channel Feature

An interview with Pulp Studio COO Kirk Johnson about the company's recent feature on the series "More Power": how the episode came to be, what the hosts thought of the factory and how the episode has helped not only boost employee morale, but hopes to help the industry as a whole. 

Look for Women in Glass

The National Glass Association's Women in Glass and Fenestration Panel at GlassBuild 2022 is just the start of the NGA’s efforts to provide community for women currently in glass, and to encourage more women to enter the glass and glazing field.

How Do Paints and Anodizes Affect LEED Credits?

In this final installment of our series on earning LEED v4 points, we'll look at anodizes and finishes, and learn what to consider for your project.

By Mary Avery | November 14, 2022