Well the election in the US has finally passed and for those on the winning side, a breath of excitement while those on the losing side, the absolute angst of defeat. No matter who you were for, the deal is done and the hope on both sides should be that the dysfunction junction that is Washington DC can get it together for the good of our world going forward. As for our industry the focus will return to the lending institutions, as many of the projections in the last few months noted that the election would have an effect on construction, so we’ll now surely see what that exactly is.
Lots of good news this week… let’s hit a few…
-- Congrats to an old friend and co-worker of mine, Jeff Ziesche (also known as my Mom’s 3rd favorite kid behind my brother and sister). Jeff was tabbed by the sharp folks at CRL to become Director of Sales & Marketing for the US Aluminum division of the company. I am thrilled for Z and family- a great spot for him.
-- Kudos to Arlene Stewart, one of the keenest minds ever to talk energy, was named the Florida Home Builders Association (FHBA) Associate Member of the Year. Arlene brings credibility and passion to all she does and it’s nice to see the FHBA recognized that.
-- The folks at YKK AP picked up an award from Architectural Products Magazine in their “Innovative Products” section for their latest curtain wall release. More than 50 judges from all angles of the construction industry tabbed YKK for the honor. Congrats to Oliver Stepe, Mike Turner and all of the folks there.
-- This week is Greenbuild and I will miss it… but I know plenty of folks going so we’ll have any pertinent details when I post again. And speaking of posting again, this will be the last post until the week of November 25th. Giving my fingers and brain a break for the holiday.
-- Of course I will post if there’s news to post and there’s some hot and heavy rumors of some more acquisitions and consolidation in our industry. We’ll see if any of it breaks and if it does, it will show up here.
-- And last week saw another acquisition for the Consolidated Glass group, they are surely on the move. Loved seeing my old pal Don Power have his name in the news too. If you know Don, you know he’d rather be anywhere than in the media.
-- By the way a huge story this week with the ICC pushing to laminated on hand and guardrails. That should have a significant effect on business and design that is for sure. The bad news is that with how slow municipalities are to adopt measures it will be a while before this truly shows its value.
-- Last this week… two items… a happy birthday to my Mother… and Happy Thanksgiving to all of my American readers. Hope everyone can take that day to sit back, relax and enjoy and get away from the race and pressure of this breakneck society we live in.
LINKS of the WEEK
-- Solar panels every 15 seconds? Can this really work going forward?
-- So here’s a story on how those folks who are into “extreme couponing” are wasting their time… I worked at one time with a prolific extreme couponer and I’ll be curious for her reaction.
-- The Dallas Mavericks unveiled new uniforms for their Cheerleaders… and they are not leaving a lot to the imagination….
VIDEO of the WEEK
All credit to my daughter who pointed me to this song and video. Performed by "The Script" and called “Hall of Fame” the lyrics are fantastic and video pretty dang cool. My girl has some great musical tastes!