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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

Who Wants to Laugh?

I think we can all agree the pandemic issues are still out there, whether it is a shortage of people to work, material delays, rising costs or handful of other things. It sure can make going to work tough and it can mentally and physically drain you. So that’s why you need to find solutions. One of them is to laugh

By Tom O'Malley | August 19, 2022

An Industry of “First Responders”

The glass industry has an opportunity to become a new type of “first responder” by providing security products that protect children, teachers and staff against school shooters.

Beat Up Backlog

Each time an index comes out, I run through it and give you all some quick thoughts. Well now comes the latest Construction Backlog Report and that one, unfortunately, is connecting to my pessimism pretty well. This report has fallen three months in a row and is under water.

4 Tips For Staying Safe in Extreme Heat

With summer in full swing, extreme heat is sweeping across the nation. High temperatures can be harmful, and at times potentially lethal, for those who work in the field, like installers. There are ways that those who work outside can keep themselves safe during these warmer months.

By Rachel Vitello | August 12, 2022

3 Steps to Making Purchases

Finding products is easy, finding the right solution is not. With the major glass shows right around the corner, let’s talk about how to find the right solutions for you. Follow 3 simple points and you’ll be sure your next purchase is one you won’t regret.

By Pete de Gorter | August 12, 2022

A toast to champagne and light-tone anodize finishes

When we talk about anodized aluminum framing for curtainwall, storefronts, windows, doors and skylights, most people imagine a clear anodize that highlights the natural metallic appearance. A few may think of trending black and dark bronze tones, or the unique rich copper and earthy bordeaux colors. But what about lighter tones?

Latest Pod, On Location

A fun new podcast is now live. I went on location in Missouri and spent time at the amazing Quaker Windows facilities.

By Max Perilstein | August 08, 2022