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May 8, 2012
Top news
CH Holdings relaunches Cupples brand with Bob Trainor at the helm

CH Holdings, the St. Louis-based holding company that owns Enclos Corp. and Environmental Interiors Inc., has relaunched the Cupples brand in the domestic U.S. marketplace, according to confidential sources. 


Institutional projects account for majority of work among Top 50 Glaziers
Seventy-three percent of respondents to Glass Magazine's Top 50 Glaziers survey reported that more than 50 percent of their jobs in 2011 were public or institutional projects

Your profits: Finding the sweet spot
While there is no magic marketing solution for glass retailers, there is a pattern for success: define the “sweet spots” within your customer base, target them and measure the results

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Business news
Trulite finalizes construction of Toronto super center
Pilkington to lay off about 60 employees at Ottawa float glass plant
AGP reemerges as Aldora; co-locates with SMI Aluminum Systems
Saint-Gobain posts sales increase, citing U.S. residential construction as contributing factor
Construction spending up slightly in March
People news
Jerry Jackson to retire from Vetrotech, succeeded by Kevin Frisone
Jim Ehlers joins Cascade Windows as VP of sales and marketing
Viracon names Jacques Ouellette sales representative for Western Canada
Claudio Gonzalez posthumously honored with 2012 Lou Green Award
Quanex Building Products makes customer service appointments

The value of perspective
By Bill Evans
During my career at Evans Glass Co., I have experienced five major financial crises. Based upon my experience, I have learned that our behavior is very predictable before, during and after each crisis.
From the fabricator: Wasted talent
By Max Perilstein
Last week, I had one of those moments that make you think, “Wow, if they used their skills for good and not evil, where would we be as a world and society?”
Product Spotlight
Architectural glass solutions brochure
Northwestern Industries, Inc. published a new brochure featuring its product offerings and project profiles. The company fabricates a broad range of products, including insulated, laminated and heat-treated glass; spandrel and silkscreen; as well as specialty products.
Great Glazing
Midland States Bank Headquarters

Glazing contractor: Bacon & Van Buskirk
Glass fabricator:
Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope
Glazing system supplier:
Kawneer Co.

The new Midland States Bank headquarters in Effingham, Ill., features an extensive glass exterior that provides daylighting throughout the bank, and a lobby atrium provides an open feel to the common areas.


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