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August 2013

Prayers Most Welcome

Lyle and his oldest grandchild Jack, looking for gold last week.

This is the hardest blog I have ever had to write and one of the toughest things I have ever had to announce. There is really no way to make bad news any better than it is, so I will just tell you. Our dear friend and USGlass magazine columnist Lyle Hill has been diagnosed with an aggressive form of cancer. He knew something was wrong because, in less than seven weeks, a small nodule inside his left cheek had grown into a large mass upon the left side of his neck. Luckily, he was on it right away and had sought diagnosis and treatment early. It is a very… Read More »

The News Today, Oh Boy

The M&A news these past two weeks has been so thought-provoking that we must once again shine a light on it. In doing so, I think I know how Dwight Eisenhower felt when he shined one on the military-industrial complex. Everyone nodded their heads in knowing agreement, some even publicly said Ike had gotten it exactly right; and then everybody went back to doing things the same old way. First came the announcement that MiTek Industries had acquired Benson Industries LLC of Portland, OR. Anyone who has been around the industry for a while would surely categorize Benson as a solid contract glazier. Under the expert leadership of Lou Niles,… Read More »

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