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February 9, 2007

“The Pajama Game” Song

Trust me, this will be as short as I can make it, so please read to the end. In 1954, Richard Adler and Jerry Ross wrote the musical play “The Pajama Game”, based on a book called 7-1/2 Cents by Richard Bissell. The book was about the bargaining for a union contract that called for a 7 1/2 cent hourly increase. Like all great Broadway […]

February 5, 2007

The Top Ten Things You Shouldn’t Say to Your Glass Supplier

Mr. Letterman has cornered the ‘Top Ten List’ on his show…but wait, just the other day I was going through his trash and found this reject: THE TOP TEN THINGS YOU SHOULDN’T SAY TO YOUR GLASS SUPPLIER 10. Sure, you can take a verbal order from me. 9. You’ve known me for years…who are you going to believe, me or Dunn & Bradstreet? 8. Why […]

January 30, 2007

A New Name for February

First, My wife will receive roses and chocolate on Valentine’s day. I may write about some off-the-wall ideas, but this is one date that cannot be changed. February should become “The Train Your Glass and Metal Shop Staff Month”. I called my Congressman and after explaining my idea, he assured me that he would work hard to make sure that all Americans have proper mental-health […]

January 29, 2007

Winter Downtime

We all know, at least those of us above the Mason-Dixon Line, that winter is slower for the glass and metal industries. Here are some ideas to keep the crew going and hopefully avoiding layoffs: •Paint your ceiling white. This will make your shop brighter, reducing your need for electric lighting, and will save you energy dollars. •Repair every extension cord in the place. Without […]

January 22, 2007

What Do You Think of Today’s News?

A lot of people write blogs like this and tell you what to think. I’m guilty of this. Some really smart people are in Sarasota, Fla., thinking through the future of our glass and metal industry. They are guilty of this too. It sure is frustrating for writers to tell the world what to do, and the world doesn’t listen. There is a great place to […]