Industry Remembers Former Chicago Glazier’s Union Head
Bernard J. “Bernie” Spatz, 72, of Orland Park, Ill., a 50-year
life member of Glaziers Union Local 27, passed away in February. Spatz
also served as past president and business manager of the union. He was
the retired secretary/treasurer of the Chicago & Cook County Building
Trade Council and past president of the International Conference of Glaziers
& Glassworkers, as well as a past chairman of the building trades
department AFL-CIO for Cook County DAD’s Day (Dollars Against Diabetes
Trainor’s Kevin Anderson Passes Away
Kevin Anderson, project manager for Trainor Glass Co., passed
away on January 29 following a two-year battle with brain cancer. He was
Anderson was born in Des Moines on October 14, 1958, to former Apogee
CEO Jerry and his wife, Catherine. He earned his business degree from
Arizona State University and went on to a career in the commercial construction
glass industry that included time at Harmon Contract, MTH Industries and
Trainor Glass Co.
Anderson leaves behind his wife of 22 years, Gail, daughters Sarah and
Michelle, sisters Debra Matzke and Karen Lehman, and numerous nieces and
Industry Mourns Manufacturers Rep David Rosenstein
David J. Rosenstein, 74, formerly of Concord, Mass., and Woodbridge,
Conn., died January 28. For the past 30 years he served as a sales representative
for Viracon in the northeast United States and Canada, and was recognized
on several occasions with the company’s Salesman of the Year award. He
also represented W&W Glass LLC, Sota Glazing Inc., Crane Revolving
Doors and Ellison Bronze.
Rosenstein leaves behind his children Marc, Sarah and Sam.
Littleton Glass Owner Passes Away
Dale Erickson, who had served as the owner of Littleton Glass in Littleton,
Colo., passed away in January. He began his glass industry career in 1957
and continued in the field until this year.
Erickson’s son, Gary, is the owner of Highlands Ranch Glass and his grandson,
Joel, also works for Highlands Ranch.
Mainstreet Computers Team Member Celebrates 25-Year Anniversary
Mainstreet Computers, a glass shop software and web services provider
in Belleville, Mich., announced the “25th work anniversary” of David Daniels,
product development manager.
“Words cannot express my appreciation for Dave’s dedication and understanding
of the value of technology in business. Working with him has been an unmitigated
blessing. I can’t believe it went by so fast!” says David Carnahan, Mainstreet’s
president and founder. “His experience in working with glass companies
in addition to outstanding problem solving skills has enabled us to continually
adapt our software and service offerings to meet the changing needs of
Daniels began working part time at Mainstreet in 1986 while a senior at
Eastern Michigan University. He joined the company full time after earning
his degree in information systems.
“ I remember thinking, ‘This is going to look great on my resume.’ Twenty-five
years later and I have never finished that resume. This is a testament
to the culture here at Mainstreet Computers,” Daniels says.
President of Doralco Architectural Metals
USG: What do you feel the future holds for Doralco?
MJ: With the new vision our team
shares, we’re starting our best year ever. We have made substantial changes
to our organization and have some new additions to our team as well, with
the experience to continue our growth. Coupled with a newfound energy
and excitement, we are going to have a record-setting year.
USG: What are your goals for the company?
MJ: Everyday, I wake up and see the
news of another plant downsizing or closing and am thankful that we have
the right customers and the right team to grow in this economy. It took
a few months, but Doralco is ready to grow again. We’re going to pursue
USG: How do you measure success?
MJ: Easy question: repeat customers
and new customer growth. Everything has to be right to get repeat business,
and people talk about outstanding work. We know it’s going best when we
see the same companies keep coming back along with new customers in the
USG: What are the advantages Doralco offers customers?
MJ: The easy answer here is always
quality. The problem is that anyone can say they deliver quality because
it is subjective and a customer won’t know until it’s too late …
I believe the real answer is value. Value is something that most can agree
on, it is more about how we help our customers get their job done better,
easier and at a lower cost. Usually, [our products] are one of the last
things in the construction schedule, making it even more important that
our work is perfect. We know how critical it is for buildings to open
on time. We make sure our customers receive our products ready to install,
instead of having to assemble or figure them out.
It sounds simple, but you would be surprised at how much we save our customers
by just thinking the job through for them …
USG: Is there anything else you’d like to share with our readers?
MJ: We don’t try to do everything.
We stand out and have been growing because we stay close to our talents,
making architectural metal products that are the highest quality and the
best value …
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