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September 2012

Vegas–Hot and Cold

No products today, no (hopefully) insightful trends, just a look at some of the people who were at GlassBuild America last week. So, with a nod to the NY Post popular “gossip” column on page 6 every day, here goes: GlassBuild is full of products and presentations but the best part is always the people. It’s a great chance to see and catch up with some of the people you get to work with all year, but see only once or twice. It was great to see some parent-and-child teams such as Bob Heider of Sealant Engineering Associates Inc. and his son, Christopher, walking the show. Richard and Brad Voreis… Read More »

Music to My Ears

Wait, what’s that I hear? Can you hear it, too? It’s been so long since my ears have been pinged by it, I barely recognized it. But I hear it loud and clear, and now that I do, I want it to play on and on. What’s that sound? It is the sound of major business being done. And it’s music to my ears. If I had to sum up the Glassbuild America trade show going on right now in Las Vegas in one word, I’d say “solid.” It’s a solid, strong show and, given the economy we’ve all lived through these past few years, that is a better-than-expected event…. Read More »

In Dedication

Whenever it’s summer Olympics time, it’s also time for USGlass to do its quadrennial “Most Influential People in the Glass Industry” feature, which is exactly what we did last month. Thanks to everyone who wrote with nice compliments. They were appreciated. Our next issue of USGlass magazine, the September issue, is dedicated to the memory of Shirley W. Palmer-Ball of Palmer Mirro-Mastic, who died late last month at the age of 82. There are very few people you meet in life like Mr. Palmer-Ball. And when you do, you know right away that you are in the presence of eminence, because not only their words, but their actions, tell you… Read More »

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