My Favorite Things

Oct 31st, 2014

Ask anyone and they’ll tell you, there is nothing out there quite like glasstec. The show is big. Really big. Whatever you need, you’re probably going to find it there. Take a walk through the glass technology live pavilion and you’ll surely find something you want; only to be saddened to learn those displays are […]

Best Laid Plans

Sep 12th, 2014

I had planned to tell you all about this week’s GlassBuild America show, which was held in Las Vegas. I thought you’d like to hear about how excited so many of the exhibitors were to tell us how busy they’ve been. I was going to tell you about the overall optimism and happiness from companies […]

School Days

Aug 20th, 2014

The days are still long and temperatures are still high, but that dreaded day for so many has finally arrived: back to school. Thinking of all the kids heading to school, whether it’s the first day of kindergarten or the first of their senior year in high school, is nostalgic. As much as I’d prefer […]

My Kind of Town

Jun 27th, 2014

Greetings from Chicago! I am excited to be back here for the American Institute of Architects National Convention. This is one of my favorite trade shows, and the trade show is packed with tons of new glass and metal products and as well as attendees taking them all in. Of course the USGlass/Architects’ Guide to […]

Build Me a Building

Mar 14th, 2014

I am intrigued by LEGOs. Yes, LEGOs. As the mother of a 3-year old boy I have, on more than one occasion, simply found myself too close for comfort with the little blocks when they find themselves under my bare foot. Not a pleasant feeling, but perhaps a rite of passage in raising a boy […]

Fear Factor

Mar 3rd, 2014

While someone once said “Do the thing you fear the most and the death of fear is certain,” there are just some things of which I’m okay being afraid. I’ve never watched the show “Fear Factor,” but I can tell you this, I don’t care how much money I could win, there is no way […]

It’s All Up To You

Dec 13th, 2013

If expert predictions hold true, 2014 looks like it will be a good year for commercial construction. Buildings will be built and they for sure will need glass—let’s go for it and say they will need lots and lots of glass. Fingers crossed, folks, fingers crossed. So it’s 2014 and things are booming; what are […]

Sold!

Sep 13th, 2013

Depending upon to whom you speak, you may just get a mixed response to the question, “How was the show?” I’m speaking of the industry trade show that ended yesterday in Atlanta. Some exhibitors told me the show was incredibly slow for them, while others reported exceptional traffic and interest. Wherever you fall in your […]

Short and Sweet

Sep 6th, 2013

These are busy days around these parts –and by these parts I mean USGlass magazine. The past week has been hectic and quick, given the Labor Day holiday. I have been working diligently to complete my week’s to-do list before I head off to the show in Atlanta next week. I’m sure many of you […]

What Did You Learn Today?

Aug 7th, 2013

As children, our parents asked us, “So what did you learn in school today?” Math, history, science, literature, grammar; each day was a new lesson and each day we had a new fact or figure about which to tell our parents. Just because we’re now adults, that doesn’t mean we stop learning. We should never […]