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From the Fabricator: BEC Recap

BEC was a massive success. The largest attendance since 2008, and the new location, brought an amazing amount of energy. For years, those of us who were BEC originals could never fathom moving it from Las Vegas. Now, it’s pretty clear that rotating this event around gives it a new and fresh flavor. 

By Max Perilstein | March 09, 2020

What’s Your Bottleneck to Success?

It might seem obvious, but taking some time to identify your bottleneck(s), either in your personal work or in your company, is key. Are lead times bogged down by manufacturing? If product output is efficient, is research and development stalled? 

By David Vermeulen | March 02, 2020

From the Fabricator: BEC 2020 is Here

It is BEC week! Each year, there are two events for me that are above all others. The Building Envelope Contractors Conference in the spring, and GlassBuild America in the Fall. I live for these events because of the ability to grow business, and myself. 

By Max Perilstein | March 02, 2020

The Future of Labor in the Glazing Industry

Gone are the days when shop-glazed projects were only for large-scale buildings in big cities. Contractors are becoming more adept in prefabrication techniques, particularly for healthcare facilities, hospitality and multifamily projects, college buildings and dormitories, and residential.

The Virus

It is time to talk about the Coronavirus and what could be next for all of us. This obviously is very frightening situation on many levels and one that many of us in North America have not felt yet but probably will…soon. 

By Max Perilstein | February 24, 2020

Christopher Glass & Aluminum Inc. Trains Employees in CPR

In 2019, Christopher Glass & Aluminum Inc., a contract glazing company based near Chicago, partnered with the City of Elmhurst Fire Department and Elmhurst Hospital to provide CPR training for 60 of the company’s employees. The training staff offered a Hands-Only CPR and Stop the Bleed: Bleeding Control for the Injured training over the course of three sessions, held at the company’s corporate headquarters in Elmhurst, Illinois. 

February 20, 2020

American Factory

Several months ago, the documentary “American Factory” was released. I immediately watched this documentary and when it was over, I said to myself, there is no way I will ever blog about this.

By Max Perilstein | February 17, 2020