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Safe and Sound

Jul 25th, 2022

This coming December 12 will mark ten years since the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Do you remember how you felt when you heard about that tragedy? Did you hug your kids a little bit closer that night? Ten years later, it’s still difficult to think about. You might remember that in the months […]

Good to be Back

Jun 30th, 2022

After a three-year delay, the American Institute of Architects (AIA) National Conference on Architecture finally returned. The event took place in Chicago (what a great city for architecture) and you could feel how happy and excited people were as they headed into the expo hall. While there were fewer glass and glazing industry companies compared […]

Simply the Best

May 23rd, 2022

If your 2022 has been anything like mine, you’re probably wondering where five months have gone—and wow, did they zoom past me. It’s been a busy year so far, and I’m excited for a lot that’s ahead including the chance to once again recognize some impressive glass architecture. Glass and glazing products are an important […]

Infinity and Beyond

Apr 25th, 2022

James Webb was born in the county that neighbored the one where I was born and grew up. The local high school was named for him, and I had friends who went to school there. But until the James Webb Space Telescope launched last Christmas, I didn’t know anything about James Webb. I now know, […]

Chemistry 101

Apr 4th, 2022

My original plan was to tell you about attending the BEC Conference last week. I wanted to share how great it was to see people again, to talk and see people smiling and happy—people were so happy. It was two years since the event last happened, and people were glad to be back. But something […]

What’s Next in ’22

Feb 28th, 2022

Business is booming. That’s probably what you’ll hear if you talk to most any contract glazier about their work these days. That is also evident in the February 2022 issue of USGlass magazine, which includes our annual ranking of the top contract glaziers. And in case you missed it, you can also read about that […]

The SoCal Life

Jan 31st, 2022

“There’s no way this flight will take off on time.” That’s what I was thinking a week ago Sunday while driving to the airport in (what someone raised in North Carolina might call) blizzard-like conditions. It was so bad at one point I thought about turning around and heading home. But I figured best to […]

Trending Green

Nov 1st, 2021

When I was about 14 I decided I wanted to make a difference in the world, grow up and work for the Environmental Protection Agency. I declared to my family, friends and anyone who would listen, we have one earth and we must do our part to save it. I made the profound (probably somewhat […]

Stay Your Course

Sep 27th, 2021

We’re two weeks post GlassBuild America, and if there’s one thing we learned, you don’t need a big crowd of attendees to have a good show. The number of attendees and exhibitors was down compared to previous years, though not surprising given the ongoing global pandemic. However, even weeks before the event, I talked to […]

Better, Smarter, Faster

Jul 26th, 2021

There are only five days left in July … five days. Where has the summer gone? Once we roll into August it always feels like summer is winding down, and in a sense it is, as we prepare to send the kids back to school. As many of us begin back-to-school shopping for the kids, […]

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