October 11, 2022

Is Your Glass Company Ready for the Holidays?

Every person has an Uncle Paul who will be visiting during the holidays. Paul has a big mouth and doesn’t know enough to keep it shut. He’ll comment on everything from the bugs coming through the screen or that he can’t see out from the living room windows. Heaven help you when Paul comes for Christmas, and you have nothing done. He will leave your […]

October 4, 2022

It is Trade Show Time Again

Over the years I have attended more trade shows than I care to count, both as an exhibitor and attendee. In a few weeks, a lot of you will be heading to the GlassBuild America in Las Vegas. Whether you are attending as a customer or an exhibitor, you will all be asking the same question. Is it worth my time and the expense? Exhibitors […]

September 26, 2022

After 35 Years It Finally Happened

What was it?Here are the choices: Elaine and I met a famous movie star walking down the street in our town. My computer was hacked and messed me up. I received a check from the IRS with a note saying we overpaid our taxes. So, which one did you select? Come on, pick one. The answer is No. 2. My personal computer was hacked and […]

September 20, 2022

Experienced People are your Best Asset

This month’s issue of USGlass Magazine features the best companies to work for in the industry. Some of these companies I know well, others not as much. They all seem to have two things in common: focusing first on employees and customers. In my past life, my boss would comment that the most valuable thing we have is our employees. You can rent or buy […]

September 12, 2022

It’s Lonely At The Top

Sure is. You are the top banana, the head honcho. You can “suggest” what to do for your team of employees, but your suggestions are usually not open for discussion. More often than not your suggestions get implemented and when there is pushback, you get the final vote. End of memo. Sure is lonely. You allegedly make the big bucks and drive a company car […]