Sunday, December 02, 2018

Headed towards 2019

Well 2018 is quickly coming to a close… we’ve now reached December and the end of the year is clearly in sight.  I have been asked quite a bit recently on if they’ll be any major deals before the year ends.  Typically year-end is a target date for deals and in the past we’ve had a few big ones hit in mid to late December.  This year, I think we may have a couple but based on what I am hearing it will be on the smaller side… but you never know.  So while this month is one of holiday and celebration, it may also produce some interesting news… stay tuned!


--  I’m going to be a pain with reminders, but I only do it because it’s worthy.  First one is Annual Conference- coming In January.  Last week it was announced that Lisa Rammig of Eckersley O’Callghan & Partners will be the featured presenter and folks it is worth coming to this event just for that.  I briefly met Lisa at glasstec and she’s incredibly intelligent and has awesome insight at the architectural trends and drivers in our world.  Seriously a must see.  Add this into the other subjects slated to be discussed like AB262, IBC, ASHRAE, and full technical meetings and you really can gain a ton of intel by being there.  If you have any questions, feel free to ask me, otherwise please sign up today.

--  MAJOR Thirsty Thursday alert on a crucial subject… School Security.  Glass plays a big role and this webinar gives you a very true and in-depth background what is happening in that world and how our industry fits in.  If you are doing anything in this space or want to do something than this is where you have to be to get up to speed.  Check it out on December 13th and register HERE.

--  This week’s wild looking building?  Look for it coming soon in Miami…. Incredible.

--  Time for the monthly review of Glass Magazine…. This is the Metal Companies issue and features the annual Top Metal Companies report along with stories continuing labor challenges; edge grinding, and a great take on the tariff adventures out there. Cover to cover yet again very solid issue.   As for the ad of the month… I have to give it to Trex Commercial Products for their snazzy ad that really showed the awesomeness of glass.  (I’m a sucker for great shots of glass in use) Tremendous work as always by Tessa Miller and her team at Trex.

--  Speaking of railings, if you watch the TV show “New Amsterdam” the set they use has an incredibly cool railing and structural wall setup.  If anyone out there knows what this one is or supplied the materials, let me know- would love to pass the kudos on.  Good stuff and again, shows glass in a fabulous way.

--  Last this week… I came across this fun and snarky look at what the new Amazon HQ2 in New York City could look like… I swear this story of Amazon opening in NYC is going to take 50 more turns before its said and done.  In any case, I like the fun look at it….


--  This concept for housing has some potential… have seen itpreviously with malls. 

--  Just shaking my head at this one.  200 kids via sperm donor. 

--  Love this story!  Truly shows when people want to be “influencers” (or think they are) they’ll go to any lengths.


This may be the best video I have ever posted.  Hang-glider guy not strapped in and holds on… for dear life… incredible.  It was a serious feat for him to hang on there.  Check it out!

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