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June 2012

On Hurricanes and Cruises

So my sister calls me last night and starts talking in a voice brimming with triumph. “Debby,” she says, “is not very organized, but way stronger than she looks, and she loves the Florida Coast so much it doesn’t look like she is going leave anytime soon. I’d say they have you pegged,” she giggles. There’s an old Neil Young song that starts “You are like a hurricane.” Well, this week I am. I have to admit it’s a weird feeling to hear the news in the background talking about Debby not moving or Debby getting more powerful. Technically I’m spelled with an “ie” instead of “y” but it still… Read More »

Fathers—of Invention and Otherwise

“Repositionable note” is the generic term for 3M’s Post-It-Notes®, those little usually-yellow squares most office workers use everyday. Just about everybody knows the story of its birth, as the low-tack glue languished within 3M’s confines for six years before it found a home on paper. This goes to prove the old saying (that I just made up) “it’s not in the invention, it’s in the application.” And, by golly, there are a few new glass inventions just waiting for an application to ride them to glory. You may have seen the news reports last week about Corning’s creation of “Willow Glass,” which is basically the same as the glass currently used… Read More »

The Real Crown Jewels

The recent motion by Trainor Glass asking the U.S. Bankruptcy Court if it could sell some of its assets certainly set tongues a ‘waggin. But these assets are chump change compared to the biggest jewel left hiding in Trainor’s crown. And here’s my guess as to where that went. First, some background. As you remember, Trainor Glass, one of the largest contract glaziers in the country, filed a Chapter 11 bankruptcy in mid-March. Amid all the many legal filings was in mid-May requesting that Court approve the sale to Harmon Inc. of substantially all Trainor’s machinery, tools, supplies and other tangible property from four locations (Florida, North Carolina, Texas and… Read More »

Turning Tables

I am turning the blog tables a bit just for this week, following the industry’s lead and “subcontracting” it out. I am privileged today to introduced our new assistant editor, Erica Terrini, who we asked to describe her first two weeks at USGlass. —Deb Hitting the Ground Running by Erica Terrini, eterrini@glass.com As a newbie to the glass industry, it can be intimidating to interject one’s self into all the ins and outs of such a fast-paced environment. But after only several weeks, I can say without hesitation that I have grown quite attached to this newly, adopted perspective in which to view the world. My first introduction came in… Read More »

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