October 21, 2008 | Vol 3, Num 42
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Why are you attending glasstec?
To look for new products
To learn about new technology
To discuss the state of the industry

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If you agree that people buy for two core reasons, pain or pleasure, which would you say dominates in today's market place?

A bit of both


To eliminate a current or impending problem (pain)


To realize some kind of new opportunity or gain (pleasure)





News to know

Glasstec opens
The largest glass show in the world opened Oct. 21 and will continue through Oct. 25. ... read more

Solar industry offers 'huge' potential for glass companies


Despite a toughening construction market, exhibitors at the Solar Power International 2008 convention in San Diego, say the solar industry is booming and offers numerous possibilities for glass companies. ... read more

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Installation of the week

2008 Nissan Rogue
Download a free PDF featuring glass removal and replacement instructions for the 2008 Nissan Rogue.

Hundreds more installations are available at the new GlassMagazine.com.


Bailout brings sunny days to solar industry
Economists, politicians and Joe Six-Packs alike continue to debate the effectiveness of the U.S. government’s $700 billion Wall Street bailout. Representatives from the solar industry, however, seem to agree that the bailout and its huge earmark for alternative energies will at least provide their industry a major boost in the United States. ... read more

Product spotlight

Glass shop management software
GTS Services LLC of Portland, Ore., division of Pittsburgh’s PPG, unveiled GlasPacLX Glaziers Edition at GlassBuild America, Oct. 6-8, in Las Vegas. ... read more

Risk tip of the week

Turn off the cell phone while driving
The Insurance Information Institute, New York, cites both Exxon Mobil and Shell as examples of large companies that ban employees' use of cell phone while driving during work hours. ... read more

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Project news

Toledo Health System opens LEED-certified hospice

The project mixes the high-end residential look with commercial tones.

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

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