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March 28, 2023

This is a Relationship Industry, and that makes us Stronger

Our industry continues to show that building relationships is good for business. Over the last couple of weeks, I’ve been involved in several industry events that have brought many companies with common interests together to discuss and share common successes and issues facing our industry. Whether it’s tips on growing a successful business or building a positive workplace culture, the glass industry is open to […]

March 14, 2023

What Does ‘Basis of Design’ Really Mean?

A discussion this past week on Construction Specification Institute (CSI) – Connect caught my attention. It was between a group of architects and specification writers discussing the basis of design in a project specification and, more specifically, why you would include two or three alternative manufacturers in the spec. There were many opinions about what the architect was trying to accomplish using the term basis […]

February 28, 2023

Importance of Construction Documents When a Job Goes Bad

I was recently involved with a company in a dispute concerning a project they completed and turned over to the owner more than three years ago. During that time, there were no problems, complaints or issues raised by the owners or brought to the installer’s attention. The installer first heard about a problem after something failed and caused an injury. This is a good example […]

February 14, 2023

Thank You, Paul Bieber

Paul Bieber announced his retirement from writing for USGlass magazine last month. I hope you all had a chance to read Paul’s article in the latest magazine issue. Paul has impacted many companies and people in our industry for over 47 years; I know because I was one. I met Paul in June 1980 when he hired me as an outside salesperson for C.R. Laurence […]

January 31, 2023

My Week in Colorado

I spent this past week at Glass Expo Rocky Mountain™ 23. Despite the snowstorm I flew into on Wednesday, it was time well spent. On Wednesday night, I attended the Colorado Glazing Contractors Association’s (CGCA) “Night of Legends” 30th-anniversary gala. It was legendary. I was grateful to be there and listen to stories of how the glass industry had provided paths toward success. For those […]