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July 2012

Gorillas with a Twist

So I took a week off to spend playing tourist with my 13-year-old Godson, Kevin. When we weren’t at a ball game, we were riding a roller coaster at the amusement park or racing miniature speed boats in the Potomac. But it was the 20 minutes I spent in the Great Ape House at DC’s  National Zoo that reminded me of the glass industry. Yes, I know, I’ve got some ‘splainin to do … Maybe it all had something to do with the fact that I had started reading our upcoming August special feature “The Most Influential People in the Glass Industry”  that got me thinking about the industry in… Read More »

Vacation Time

I am on vacation this week and taking a short break from blogging. Be sure to look for my blog to return next Monday, July 30. See you then, and have a great week!

The Big Ohhhhh

Today it’s my turn and I feel the power. People have come to me for help and I want to give it. I like to think it’s in my nature. Trouble is, I have no idea what I am talking about, and I need your help. I am sure you get questions like I do. When people hear you are in the glass business, they immediately assume that you have all the answers … about all types of glass including glass bottles, glass plates, carnival glass (though I know where to go to get answers on that one) … you know what I mean, you get the questions too. I… Read More »

Insulating Comes of Age

Anyone who has any doubt the ’10s will be the decade of insulating glass did not get to hear Mike McHugh’s excellent recent presentation about the future of insulating glass. McHugh, president of Integrated Automation Systems, gave one of those clichéd presentations during the Glass Processing Automation Days event, sponsored by Fenetech, in Cleveland two weeks ago. I say clichéd presentation because you could describe it as an eye-popping and head-jerking seminar along with every other jaw-dropping cliché you could imagine and that still wouldn’t do it justice. And yes, you could hear a pin drop throughout the whole thing. No one left, let alone even stood up. Nary a… Read More »

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