The last few weeks have been a real whirlwind… so time to get caught up and clear off my desk... Here goes…
-- The annual “Top 50 Glazier” issue is coming soon from Glass Magazine and to make the 27th annual list as best as it can be, please take a few minutes to do the survey. (if you are a glazing company of course) Click HERE for link. I love that issue- always great to see the who’s who on that list!
-- The Dodge Momentum Index went down again in its latest report. That index has been pretty volatile of late but I think the one takeaway here for sure is that things are a bit murky in the construction world. I am staying positive but I would like to see this index find some consistent trends.
-- I am enthralled with the whole “college entrance scandal” that broke this week and ended up in the arrests of high-powered businesspeople and entertainers. It really is amazing that when you have the sort of money and power that these people have you would go to illegal lengths to get your kids in to college. In many cases the kids DID NOT WANT to go to college but the parents wanted them to go… It’s an incredible story that I have feeling still has a few more chapters to it.
My pal Ted Bleecker had a tremendous quote on this whole scandal:
“Considering what people are doling out just to get their kid's into college, I feel content paying six figures the old fashioned way... No entrance fee required”
Considering what people are doling out just to get their kid's into college, I feel content paying six figures the old fashioned way... No entrance fee required pic.twitter.com/XJfHDzjJog— Ted Bleecker (@TedBleecker) March 13, 2019
-- Off topic- one movie to see and one to get excited to see…. First up “Free Solo” the Oscar Award winning documentary about a guy who free climbed “El Cap” was incredible. The last 20 minutes will have you on the edge of your seat. Insane. The other is coming in the next month or two- called “Yesterday” it’s a creative look at a world without the “Beatles”- check my video of the week for a preview!
-- Speaking of videos… go to this link and see a glass door in “action”… thank you to my good friend Jon Johnson for sharing. The glass “worked” the hinges and install? No so much!
-- Thirsty Thursday alert… March 21 the legend Bill Lingnell and the great Urmilla Sowell will have a presentation on edge grinding of laminated glass. I was honored to work on a session with this topic at the 2018 GlassBuild with Bill. It’s a deep, interesting and important topic if you are dealing with laminated glass. Register HERE
-- Last this week… We as an industry and the world itself lost another great person recently with the passing of Ruben Huerta of Glasswerks. Ruben was a part of the management and ownership at Glasswerks and was absolutely loved. Great guy and a huge loss. My thoughts and condolences go out to Ruben’s friends and family and the entire team at Glasswerks. I know Ruben will be sorely missed.
LINKS of the WEEK
-- Best owner ever and when I am Raleigh next I am going to this restaurant!
-- It amazes me how people ignore boundaries with regards to animals. This lady is lucky to be alive.
-- Really fascinating story on the “fine print” on contracts and agreements.
VIDEO of the WEEK
Here it is the trailer for “Yesterday” – and yes my excitement for this may be because I love the Beatles but my gosh its an incredibly cool concept and I can’t wait to see how they pull this off.