September 30, 2008 | Vol 3, Num 39
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GlassBuild America returns to Las Vegas. Of the following, what is your favorite movie set in that location?
"What Happens in Vegas" (2008)
"Oceans 11" (2001)
"Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas" (1998)
"Vegas Vacation" (1997)
"Leaving Las Vegas" (1995)
"Honeymoon in Vegas" (1992)
"Viva Las Vegas" (1964)

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How has last week’s financial collapse affected your business? Are you

Not making any changes yet


Raising prices


Laying off employees


Putting a moratorium on capital expenditures/hiring


Cutting back on advertising


Cutting back on traveling/training




News to know

GlassBuild America attracts 485 exhibitors

GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo is just six days away at the Las Vegas Convention Center. In 2008, 485 companies will showcase their products at GlassBuild America, which will feature 161,260 net square feet of exhibit space. The show will host 113 first-time exhibiting companies. ... read more

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Business updates

Installation of the week

2007-2008 Toyota Tundra Extended Cab Pickup
Download a free PDF featuring glass removal and replacement instructions for the 2007-2008 Toyota Tundra Extended Cab Pickup.

Hundreds more installations are available at the new


VIDEO: IG certification at a glance
Watch a video of interviews with IG certification experts John Kent, administrative manager for the Insulating Glass Certification Council, Sackets Harbor, N.Y.; Tracy Rogers, technical director for Edgetech I.G. Inc., Cambridge, Ohio; and Margaret Webb, executive director for the Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance, Ottawa, Ontario. ... read more

Product spotlight

Cutting optimizer
Ajax, Ontario-based Simplicity Computer Solutions released YieldGenie optimizing software. ... read more

Risk tip of the week

Reducing motor vehicle risks
Traffic accidents are the No. 1 cause of on-the-job fatalities, according to the Insurance Information Institute. Effective risk management can reduce the number of injuries and deaths, and the potential liability lawsuits that may result from accidents in which employees were involved. ... read more

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Project news

Ohio school gains plenty of naturally lighted space

"The main 40-foot curtain wall oversees Interstate 75 northbound and southbound. About 30 feet up, the word 'Penta' with letters about 10-feet tall is silk screened on the glass. You can see it from about two miles away, and at night they light up the entire curtain wall so you can read 'Penta' from way down on I-75." – Walt Erickson, senior project estimator, Interstate Commercial Glass and Door Inc.

Learn about the basics, the players, and the glass and systems involved with this Great glazing

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