Keeping our team members safe on the job is our number one priority. This is why the FGIA Fenestration Safety Committee makes it a priority to host a safety speaker at each of our conferences. As staff liaison for this group for the past three years, I’ve learned more than I ever thought possible about proper glass handling, ratings for cut-resistant apparel, accident investigation protocol and more.
A very interesting Architectural Billings Index was released this week. On one hand the news was good, but on the other, not so much. In my last post I predicted a bad overall score. The worries on interest rates and the banking mess (still on going, though the world moves on to other issues) would weigh it down was my thought. Well thankfully on the overall score I was wrong.
So late in 2021 I went in search of some of the best “under the radar” websites in our industry and came up with a bunch led by a great one from the team at Minneapolis Glass. This year I once again went on the deep dive through the web to recognize more deserving folks in our space. My simple parameters were websites that looked different than the norm, were exciting and interesting, still easy to navigate and from companies that aren’t usually in the news in our industry.
Automation can be used for a wide variety of industrial tasks, from taking orders to making the product itself. Automation runs on software; here is a primer of the benefits automation software offers to companies and their bottom line.
Maintenance should be a part of any production process. Routine maintenance can help manufacturers save money, ensure efficiency and safety, and avoid machine downtime. Here's a list of simple steps to follow for routine maintenance.
Many are questioning the usefulness and accuracy of new artificial intelligence tech, such as ChatGPT. While I don't see AI replacing glazing experts, this machine-learning technology may offer glass industry companies efficiencies and greater accuracy in some processes.
Metallic and mica coatings offer a striking, shining appearance to finished aluminum products. To get the look you want, it's important to know what both coatings offer, how you can ensure optimal appearance and match the colors you need.