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December 2011

The Story is Always in the Glass–and Happy New Year too!

You know, sometimes it takes a customer to remind you what you are doing wrong. And if you read this blog regularly you know I will do so when I am and hope that it not too frequently. So it is with humble heart that I bow to Earnest Thompson of Guardian Industries, who reminded me of my own motto–that the story is always in the glass. See our robust editorial staff of eight has been running around trying to ferret out the last stories or come up with those hard-hitting investigative pieces and we missed …. yes, I must say missed …. the biggest stories of the holiday season…. Read More »

A Pressing Problem

It was the New York Post calling and they wanted us to lend them a picture, but who did they want? Arthur Berkowitz. My mind was racing. What had the president of J.E. Berkowitz  (JEB) done that New York’s most famous tabloid wanted to cover? Had Rupert Murdoch’s machine been tapping his phone? Or had he written the ultimate letter to the editor? No, I decided, the Post had gotten smart. It had decided to cover JEB’s efforts in the green building. Why the Renovate  product that Berkowitz developed has garnered tons of accolades; it has even won a USGlass magazine Green Award last year. Its solar rooftop showed a… Read More »

Red, White and New All Over

I still remember my exact location and precisely what I was doing the first time I saw him. He was positioned—propped up really–on a desk halfway across my fourth-grade classroom. I glanced his way and he took my breadth away. He was so big and looked so deep and intelligent that I had to move closer. I quickly found out he was just as smart as I thought and even more colorful and that he had the biggest vocabulary you could imagine. I’d never seen anything like him. It was love at first sight. The object of my affection was a guest brought to school by my fourth-grade teacher, Mrs…. Read More »

Most Wonderful Time of the Year?

You know it’s going to be an interesting start to the week when hear both “Raindays and Mondays” and “Manic Monday” on your five minute drive to work, which is exactly what happened to me this morning. Sure makes you want to get out of the car and start the week. So with that in mind, just a few random thoughts for this week: Thought 1: A Gift I have had some very lovely correspondence during the past few days with one Jason Archinaco, son of the late Frank Archinaco, who recently came across the article I wrote about his Dad, the late former PPG/PGW executive. Anyone who knew Frank… Read More »

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