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November 2020

The Consequences

Should I go there? It’s the biggest story of the week and most likely the second biggest story of the year (COVID-19 will win that contest every time). But USGlass magazine is a trade publication, not a current events magazine … and the preliminary results are not yet certified and the subject of dispute. So, I will go there in one sense only. And that way is this: Assuming Joe Biden does take the office on January 20th, here are the top five items that are most likely to change for our industry: Construction Spending: Biden’s proposed $2 trillion infrastructure package focuses mostly on roads, bridges, etc. But it does… Read More »

Taking Stock

The Presidential election tomorrow has led to an interesting condition in the glass industry, especially among retailers and smaller glazing contractors. It’s actually one I’ve not seen before. Many of the glass shop owners and managers with whom I have spoken during these past two months or so have told me the same story: their warehouses and back rooms are full of glass ordered specifically for jobs they have already been contracted to do. They are ready to schedule and complete them, but the building owners are not. They don’t want the glass installed, not yet anyway. Some of the glass replacements are a result of usual breakage, others a… Read More »

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