January 6, 2009 | Vol 4, Num 1
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What created the biggest impact on the industry in 2008?
The economy
Soaring glass/metal prices
Plant closures and consolidations
Continued push for green technology, such as BIM

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Are you giving out end-of-year bonuses?

Yes, and they are the same size as last year


Yes, but they are smaller than last year


No, we usually do, but can't this year


No, but we usually don't give bonuses


News to know

Rounding up 2008
As we say farewell to 2008 and greet 2009, Glass Magazine editors take a look back at the events that impacted the glass industry the most last year. ... read more
Installation of the week

2005 Lotus Elise Roadster

Download a free PDF featuring glass removal and replacement instructions for the 2005 Lotus Elise Roadster.

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What's your big plan this new year?

Salute glass folks, and welcome to the new year! Looks like we've started the year on a good note. The Dow was back up above 9000 on Jan. 2, its best close in two
months. ...
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Product spotlight

Optimization and communication

Albat +Wirsam Software AG of Germany, subsidiary of Finland’s Glaston Corp., launched ShapeOpt custom shape optimization, and Panorama and AWFactory machinery communication
software. ...
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Risk tip of the week

Preventing freeze-ups
Long holiday weekends in the dead of winter can be an invitation to freeze-ups of water pipes, process equipment and buildings if you are located in a part of the country where temperatures dip below freezing. ... read more
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Glass walkway connects Seattle museum’s exhibits

The Museum of Flight, Seattle, added a $6 million pedestrian bridge connecting the main museum to its west campus that includes the Library and Archives Building and an outdoor exhibit housing a retired Air Force One, British Airways Concorde and several other aircraft.

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

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