((Note- I am trying out a new template for the blog- have had only 2 styles since 2005... so needed a refresher- still a work in progress)) You know it was like it was meant to be… just last week I mentioned that I was turning pessimistic to all of these forecasts promoting
improvements in our sector of the world.
So what happens this week? The
Associated General Contractors of America announce that things are now growing
consistently and they just noted the best month in 2-1/2 years. You know I have always been good at NOT
picking sports teams (though my baseball picks for this year are looking good)
maybe I need to use the same theory with these construction forecasts and
reports? Maybe just keep taking he
opposite? In any case, it is welcome news, but we’re still a week away from the
next ABI that I have a feeling will be down again….
-- I have noted Bill Coady of Guardian on the blog here before
for being an excellent man. Well I guess
I am not alone as Bill just was honored as the “Product Representative of the
Year” by the Seattle chapter of CSI.
Congrats Bill, that is an honor that is surely deserved!
-- The weekly reminder on GlassBuild… coming back this year is
the “Best in Show” award where the best exhibits will be recognized! Winners leave with knowledge that their
efforts were appreciated and they get an awesome glass plaque from M3 Glass
Technologies. Like last year, the judges
are the attendees, so those of you going (which should be everyone who reads
this blog!) keep your eyes peeled for the best booths and enter your
ballot. Random judges (you) will be
eligible to win prizes too.
-- Did anyone happen to see the Washington Post continuing coverage of the Solyndra mess? Am I the
only one wondering why there hasn’t been a full scale clean up of the DOE? I guess some people/organizations just keep
falling “upwards” no matter what.
-- I just recently checked out the schedule of events for the
IGMA meeting that will be held in Las Vegas at virtually the same time as
GlassBuild- so coming out there you can continue to add even more value to your
trip. This is truly a heavy duty
technical seminar. The meeting agenda
looks fantastic. Anytime you can see Dr.
Tom Culp talking on codes, you NEED to do it.
Plus I met Bill Briese of GED last year at GlassBuild and he was
extremely impressive- he’ll have a presentation to that probably won’t
disappoint. Kudos to Dave Cooper of
Guardian, current President of IGMA and Marg Webb for a well-done plan!
-- Look at this way… for a few days in Vegas, between
GlassBuild, the Glazing Exec Forum, and IGMA, you will actually leave RICH….
With knowledge!! (and maybe with money
if you go opposite of my advice!)
-- Gas is now above $4, does anyone care? Isn’t amazing that we’ve settled as a society
on gas prices that high and no desire to fight or do anything about it?
-- Did anyone see this glass bottomed swimming pool in
China? 24 stories off
the ground… Ummmm I’d be worried about nickel sulfide…LOL
LINKS of the WEEK:
-- Olympic talk… Funny story… the NBC announcers were asked to
stop doing play by play for Boxing because they were annoying the officials…