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October 2019

Ball Bearings

Forgive me in advance. I just can’t help myself. I am so excited that I can’t stand it and had to sit down. Here’s why. I know, I know, it’s not really about the glass industry … But then again, maybe it is. You see, baring a calamity of some type, I am going to get to cross one off the bucket list. In fact, it probably was the first item ever on my bucket list, which I began before I even knew what a bucket list was. Even at the ripe old age of ten I knew it was a wish I wanted to come true someday and it… Read More »

Parting Ways

For many years, it was hailed as the best new way to do business, a method that benefitted owner, contractor and contract glazing. Yet, as the practice continues to grow, a number of contractors, glazing and otherwise, are saying “no more.” Once hailed as the ultimate quid pro quo, fixed price contracts have come into sharper focus in the last few months with many of those engaged in them opting out of the practice. Fixed-price contracting is a practice through which the general contractor and the contract glazier (the GC—the buyer—and the CG—the seller) agree to a certain price (or a not-to-exceed price) for a job. General contractors also engage… Read More »

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