Volume 44, Issue 11 - November 2009

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Set the Tone
Dear USGlass:
Your USGlass magazine is tops. I just wanted to let you know, for what it’s worth, that the first thing I read is the last page—Lyle Hill’s column. He sets the tone and the mood for the rest of the magazine.

Doug the Architect
Vallecito, Calif.


Cowboys’ Stadium Correction
Dear USGlass:
I read your article concerning the Cowboys Stadium (see September 2009 USGlass, page 38) and I noticed a couple of things that should be corrected:

1. Haley-Greer installed all the exterior glass for the stadium.  Your caption below the photo reads that we installed more than 30,000 square feet.  I think you meant to say “more than 300,000 square feet.”

2. Sixth line down in the third column on page 40 reads: “We needed a pool test on all our sealants.” The test for the sealants is called a pull test, not pool test. A pull test is done to check for sealant adhesion to the substrate(s) in which the sealant has been applied to. 

Otherwise, it is a very good article.

Jeff A. Benson
Vice President Project Management
Haley-Greer Inc
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Stop the Spam
Dear USGlass:
I received this obnoxious unsolicited email (a.k.a. “SPAM”) from yet another Chinese company seeking to benefit from unfair trade.

… Hereby, I would like to introduce our company as a professional windows and doors manufacturer and exporter from China. We can make PVC and aluminum windows and doors according to your requirement. Once you provide the size and detailed requirements, we will make the drawings for your further confirmation, and make quotation based on it …

In a struggling economy, why must American companies endure competition from importers selling products that do not have to meet the same requirements for employee health and safety, benefits, environmental impact, product performance and safety testing? They even boast of their Certificate for Product Exemption from Quality Surveillance Inspection!

It is time that our industry and its trade publications made a stand against these companies.


Terry Newcomb
Thermal Windows Inc.



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