Tag: glass industry

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 […]

May 24, 2022

“Good Grief,” Says Charlie Brown

In the cartoon world, the animated character Charlie Brown walks around and says “Good grief” at least once in every show. That’s his trademark saying. Unfortunately, there is and never has been good grief. This does affect each and every company in the world, including our glass industry in North America. Whenever someone passes away, other people, are emotionally affected. Grief, upon a death, causes […]

May 17, 2022

The War for Talent

I want to follow up on my last blog. One of the continuing issues I hear every day is the challenge of finding good people—as I keep reading, “The War for Talent.” With wage inflation an issue and a shortage of available talent, glass shops are all looking for ways to attract good people. One way is to outbid the competition. This decision can affect […]

April 11, 2017

Where The Jobs Really Are

There has been a controversy lately about jobs in the U.S. According to Fortune Magazine, March 1, 2017, there were 86,035 employees involved in mining coal for electrical generation and 370,000 in solar powered electrical generation in 2016. What does this mean to us in the glass industry? The economy of the United States is changing, rather quickly in my opinion. Another fact: the wind-energy […]

March 22, 2016

A Few, Quick Thoughts on ‘Help Wanted’

Every once in a while I check out the help wanted listings, either online or in different newspapers that post online. It amazes me how poor many of the ads are. I’ll define that in a moment. If your ad stinks, good candidates won’t reply. Help wanted is a two-way street. You have to like the candidate, and the candidate has to feel you will […]