January 13, 2009 | Vol 4, Num 2
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Of the following, which will influence the industry the most in 2009?
More consolidations
New ownerships
More business shut-downs
Less influence by the Chinese


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What created the biggest impact on the industry in 2008?

The economy

74%

Soaring glass/metal prices

19%

Plant closures and consolidations

3%

Continued push for green technology, such as BIM

3%


 

News to know

Rowe, Feeney discuss Belron's acquisition of Cindy Rowe
After about 30 years of roaring business, Cindy Rowe decided to sell her company to Belron US, Columbus, Ohio. Belron officials announced the acquisition of the Harrisburg, Pa., company in August 2008 and the deal closed Dec. 31, 2008. ... read more

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Installation of the week

2008 Buick Enclave

Download a free PDF featuring glass removal and replacement instructions for the 2008 Buick Enclave.

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

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A little pick-me-up

I don’t know about you all, but amidst the seemingly unending grim economic news, I occasionally need a pick-me-up, which is why I appreciate the positive comments we’ve received from industry members regarding the year ahead. ... read more

 

Product spotlight

Sliding entrance system

Dorma Automatics Inc., Lake Bluff, Ill., a division of Dorma Group North America, Reamstown, Pa., introduced the Magneo sliding entrance system. ... read more

Risk tip of the week

Lift properly to prevent injuries
Learn how to lift and carry loads the right way to keep from being injured on the job or at home. ... read more
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Elaborate geometric glazing accents hospital façade

Loyola University Hospital’s five-story, $72 million addition clearly establishes the hospital’s main entrance, adds 64 private rooms and houses the Center for Heart and Vascular Medicine.

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

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