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“World Trade Center; U.S. Glass magazine”

What Happens in Vegas

Yeah, I’m in Vegas again, my second home this year. And this time it’s for a great reason — the Glass Association of North America’s Building Envelope Contractors (BEC) Conference. Well, that Ted Hathaway of Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope™  is such a fooler! You won’t believe what he did at the conference and this time, what happens in Vegas isn’t staying here. You see, he opened the conference with a presentation that, at first look, seemed like it was going to focus solely on how a number of innovative glazing projects were done, including London’s famous Gherkin, the new basketball stadium being built in Brooklyn and a number of other ones. Each… Read More »

Is It Really September?

Well yes  it is. It’s 10:50 a.m. on Labor Day here in the States and, as I write this, about half our staff is in the office with me and hard at work. Why? Because we have a perfect storm of events coming up next week, our annual company-wide 2012 planning meeting, followed by the GlassBuild America show (visit us in booth 2411) and the inaugural Auto Glass Week Conference and Competitions (visit us there too.). All three events are next week, hence our work here today, on final details, shipping and all.  Labor Day has caused me some reflection in two areas. First one is how much I like… Read More »

Postcard from GPD

Thanks to everyone who wrote looking for me this week …. I gave my Monday blog spot to editor Megan Headley to guest blog from Glass Performance Days in Tampere, Finland. In case you missed it here’s Megan’s report on Russ Ebeid’s farewell address.

Guessing Game

Riddle me three: 1.  My posts and our related stories about the deletion of glass from the podium level of One World Trade Center have generated a lot feedback, much of it curious, and all of it on background. Atleast one knowledgeable person with whom I spoke insists that the glass can be made and that, even though we are being told it can’t, that’s not the real reason for the change.  It was also suggested that we look at what type of company, exactly, was to do the work. Was it really to be done by a glass company? Or perhaps the company involved is more comfortable in the… Read More »

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