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May 2017

Please Stop by in Irvine Next Week

Just wanted to invite you to Glass Expo West in Irvine CA next week. I am looking forward to seeing you there. Here’s a free pass that glass shops (non suppliers) can use. Or download it from http://www.glassexpos.com/docs/GEW3freePassUSG.pdf Hope to see you there.


Do you know what Hyalophobia is? It’s also known as Hyelophobia or Nelophobia. In all my years in this business I never heard of it, until a Jeopardy answer (or question depending on your point) of “What is Nelophobia?” clued me a few weeks ago. Hyalophobia is an insidious disease and can be deadly, especially when it affects architects. And based on what I’m seeing we could be on the cusp of a pandemic if the glass industry doesn’t come to attention quickly. Hyalophobia is a fear of glass. (Nelophobia is more akin to fear of glass breakage and injury from glass, by the way.) It is synonymous with Hyelophobia… Read More »

Strategic Move

Spend a bit of time with Joe Puishys, and it’s quickly apparent he is quite a strategist. And, while the latest move by the 58-year-old president of Apogee Enterprises may leave some asking why, the acquisition of EFCO from Pella Corp. makes sense to me on a number of levels. First, it expands Apogee’s offerings to include some markets it underserves. Even where the products from EFCO and Apogee companies Tubelite and Wausau overlap, they do so in different corners of the market, if you will. Apogee’s companies have been known more for higher-end, more highly customized products, while EFCO has been known for more standardized ones. The sales in… Read More »

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