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“Guardian Glass”

The Game-Changer

The news earlier this week that Guardian Glass was raising prices on many of its product categories up to 40 percent was a stunner. But should it have been? I know, I know. I know what you are going to say. The Guardian of years past would not have done things this way—they wouldn’t have issued such a breath-taking letter. Except that’s precisely how they’ve been doing it for the past few decades. Long before our first online story about such increases in 2011, customers received price increase letters. The ten-day notice seems short, but I can’t imagine what length of time is “right” for such an increase. Please don’t… Read More »

That Championship Season

I was out of the office on an extended Fourth of July trip last week and got back yesterday morning. So what’s the first thing I wanted to do? Run into the office and see the proofs of USGlass magazine’s New Products Guide, slated to run in the July issue of the magazine. And that’s exactly what I did. I was craving innovation and I wasn’t disappointed. The relative dearth of new industry products during the recession-laden end of the last decade has been replaced by a cascade of new and important products. Though you’ll see many of them in the July issue, today I want to focus on the… Read More »

What I Learned from Mr. Ebeid

Russ Ebeid was a force of nature in the glass industry. In fact, he was the embodiment of the industry in which he spent his whole adult life—and the industry he shaped. I respected him so much that I could never call him Russ, despite his admonitions to do so. There will be many recitations of his life over the next few weeks, including some in our own publications and platforms. It was a large life with deep roots and huge branches that embraced thousands in his philanthropy and good works. In fact, if I tried to capture all the worthy causes he supported, the list would be hundreds long…. Read More »

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