One of the most important approaches we have going right now is the NGA Advocacy and Technical Services department. It is here, where so much that can affect our day to day world, is worked on, debated, pushed, delayed etc. This takes on a larger role when you think about the comments made by the Mayor of New York last week with regards to glass buildings. (There are others in our industry, like Chuck Knickerbocker, who covered this much more eloquently than I could ever, so I’ll their words stand for me)
We are used to people taking shots at our industry and livelihood and we will continue to fight on all fronts but we surely could use more people involved and following along. Go to this page HERE
to see what’s happening currently and reach out to add your help to it.
If we don’t keep working together as an industry comments that are directed at going to less glass
will start to become more real than we want them to be!
We can’t sit still, so please get involved!!
– It has been a while, so time for the latest Glass Magazine review… I’m looking at the April edition, which has cover of an incredible entrance that was fabricated by AGNORA. This issue was dedicated to the “Top Fabricators” and delivered as always. The special section included a list of the top companies; focus on women owned operations, standout “partner fabricators” as named by their customers and some excellent stats about the market place. It’s truly an incredible section of reading for anyone who has interest in the fabricated glass world. Also for the 3rd month in a row, the “Trendhunter” article delivered thanks this time to Michael Spellman of IGE. Awesome piece on automation on the fab floor that has me wishing I had a plant of my own to put some of this innovation in. Oh and the “take 5” with Andrew Haring was super. I am getting to work closely with Andrew on GlassBuild promotion and the guy is absolutely brilliant.
– Ad of the month choice was tough yet again, very thick issue with a lot of contenders. My winner this month is Sika. I usually don’t like text heavy ads- but the Sika ad jumped out at me because of the awesome picture they chose and the color matched Sika logo. The picture was a very sophisticated structure that made me want to study it. So when you stop on an ad like that it’s a winner. Kudos to whomever at Sika did this- I think I only know the great Kelly Townsend there, so Kelly you can take the credit…lol!
– Congrats to McGrory Glass on their new website launch.
The site setup is very unique with regards to layout and optimization.
It works nicely on the user experience for sure… check it out here-
and congrats to the team there on a job well done!
– The Texas Glass Association Glass Conference II is coming up quickly…. If you are involved in this industry and in Texas, you need to consider getting there for it. More info can be found HERE. Personally I am looking forward to seeing old friends and meeting new people. As I previously noted I am honored to be speaking at the session, and I’ll be sharing some interesting forecast news amongst other nuggets.
– I have been hearing that black matte hardware- of all styles and applications are getting extremely hard to find. I’m even hearing that from the millwork side of the business. That look is hot right now and maybe too hot for everyone to keep up.
– GlassBuild registration is now open.
Don’t procrastinate… register now
and also grab your hotel room.
By the way my Philadelphia friends both the Eagles and Phillies will be in town during the GlassBuild run up and show, so you can mix a little sports with your show of the year.
– Last this week… one of the coolest things to see architecturally in Michigan is at Michigan State University and the Broad Art Museum. The exterior is stunning thanks to a great design by Zaha Hadid and glass from Guardian Glass. Now this summer on the inside of this amazing structure will be an incredible glass sculpture in the exhibition named Oscar Tuazon-Water School. Instead of me screwing up the description I’ll just use this from Guardian Glass:
“Tuazon’s “water window” uses more than 200 square feet of monolithic, tempered lites provided by Guardian Glass. The four trapezoidal shapes, which weigh in excess of 800 pounds, are installed in a steel frame connected to a post and bearing, which allows the water window to also rotate, further transforming the window into a door. A digitally printed image – a reference to the original water window by Baer – was placed on the 3rd surface and fired into the glass.”
LINKS of the WEEK
So did everyone binge the 2nd season of Cobra Kai on YouTube yet? I did- thought it was good- of course not as good as season 1, but solid nonetheless. Regardless of it you watched the show or not- if you saw the original Karate Kid movie- this “mock” 30 for 30 is a fun watch. Check it out. 6 great minutes of content!
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