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Lyle Hill


Lyle Hill has been in the glass and metal industry for more than 40 years. In this time he has managed glass retail, contract glazing, mirror, architectural window, window film, and automotive glass businesses throughout America. He obtained an MBA from IIT with a focus on Technology and Engineering Management.

Hill is also a columnist for glass industry trade magazines and often called the “face” of the glass industry. He has also authored books including “The Broken Tomato and Other Business Parables,” which is available through Amazon.

Posts by Lyle Hill

The Case of Security Door Glass

February 27, 2017

Can the Glass Detective solve the case of the extreme security door? Follow the Glass Detective as he seeks out the right type of glass for a concerned citizen’s security door in his latest job.

The Case of Glass for Artistic Photography

February 27, 2017

An artist and photographer is interested in safely creating images while looking up through a glass floor. Follow the Glass Detective as he takes on the case of the custom photo shoot.

The Case of Reducing Outside Noise

January 5, 2017

Follow the Glass Detective as he tracks down the truth about reducing outside noise in and around your home by making changes to the type of window glass you’re using. Find out more here!

The Case of Fighting Fire with Fire Rated Doors

December 23, 2016

Fire-rated doors are integral to a building's integrity and the lives of those inside when catastrophe occurs. In this blog, the Glass Detective explores the part glass plays in these pivotal pieces.

What is Building Code Law on Entry Doors?

December 22, 2016

Follow the Glass Detective as he takes on the case of the Commercial Entry Doors. In this case, the Glass Detective digs up the dirt on building code law surrounding commercial entry doors and the types of glass that can be used in them. Find out more here!

The Father of Glass: Who Invented Glass?

October 28, 2016

Where did glass come from? Who invented it? Follow the Glass Detective as he looks to answer the question “Who is the father of Glass?” and delves into the mysterious and ancient history of glass.

What is Glass?

August 15, 2016

Glass is one of the most versatile – and most misunderstood – materials used in the world. Glass can be used for everything from eyeglasses to bottles, windows to the ‘glassphalt’ you find on the road. Discover what makes up glass as a material and the versatile ways it can be used. Read more!