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March 12, 2013
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What is the Most Important Question You Ask a Potential Hire?

Michelle Messersmith of Walters & Wolf, Bob Garner of Lee & Cates Glass, and Howard Holesapple of Consolidated Glass Corp. share their strategies.

 
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Business news
Saint-Gobain's EU Fine Cut to $1.15 Billion to Correct Error
Pleotint Partners with Thompson I.G.
City of Ocala Accepts $16K Offer from Santelli Tempered Glass
Proposed Legislation Would Delay Expansion of LRRP Rules to Commercial Buildings
 
People news
Grey Mountain Names Paul Cody New President and CEO of Consolidated Glass Holdings
Consolidated Glass Corp. Names Howard Holesapple VP of Sales
Solar Gard Announces New General Manager
St. Cloud Window Appoints G. Bowie & Associates as Independent Sales Rep
 
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glassblog
The Sequester and the Glass Industry
By Katy Devlin
While the Capitol escaped unscathed from last week’s highly anticipated ‘Snowquester’, the federal government could not manage to avoid the budget sequester. Of the sequester’s $85 billion in automatic spending cuts, an estimated $4 billion come from reductions in construction spending.
From the Fabricator: The Throwback Blog
By Max Perilstein

Last Friday, I was lucky enough to go to an eighties-themed NBA game featuring Debbie Gibson as the halftime performance. So I was already in “throwback” mode when the e-mail came in from an industry friend with a crazy piece of news from an old nemesis of mine. Yes, the NFRC has returned to the radar like it was 2005 again.

Product Spotlight
Two-Sided Acid-Etched Glass
Walker Glass now offers two-sided acid-etched glass as part of its Nuance product line. Double-sided acid-etched glass offers more opacity and less glare than one-sided acid-etched products, according to the company. 
Great Glazing
Kirby Drive Tower


Contract glazier: 494 Glass and Mirror Inc.
Glass fabricator: Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope
Interlayer supplier: DuPont Laminated Glass Products
Balcony system supplier: C.R. Laurence Co.

The 30-story Kirby Drive Tower, a luxury condominium tower in Houston, was given a facelift that included installation of a sleek and modern frameless glass railing system on 143 balconies. More than 3,500 linear feet of glass railing systems were retrofitted to the tower balconies. Read more...


 
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