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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

How to Choose Entrance Systems

Doors and entrances systems are used by everyone, every time someone goes in or out of a building. Choosing a dependable system to meet your project’s traffic flow is important to ensuring it performs as specified and intended. Not only is this essential for effective operations and accessibility, but it also can affect life safety in the event of an emergency.

By Mary Avery | December 08, 2021

Creating Long-term Customer Relationships in the Glass Business

If you are marketing to homeowners, you know that you may end up with just a single sale when all is said and done. Whether it’s a window project, a shower enclosure, a mirror job, or a glass railing―chances are it may be the only time you will ever do business with that particular customer. Still, it is worth the effort to find them and make that sale. 

By Chris Phillips | December 08, 2021