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Glasstec wraps up successfully, unscathed by U.S. economic crisis
Despite the abysmal economy in the U.S., glasstec ended on a successful note with more than 1,300 exhibitors and more than 55,000 visitors from across the world. The attendance was a slight improvement over last glasstec, according to a Messe Dusseldorf release, Oct. 25.

U.S. takes gold in International Master Fitter Competition
2008 American Master Installer Auto Glass Champion Jeff Olive of Glasspro, Mount Pleasant, S.C., took first place in the 2008 International Master Fitter Competition today, beating out auto glass technicians from Japan, Hungary, Romania, Denmark, France, Italy, Norway, Germany, Sweden and the Netherlands for the title of world's "master fitter." 

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Decorative glass products wow attendees at glasstec
In addition to decorative glass booths that look like pieces of art, stunning decorative glass panels—painted, acid-etched, silk-screened, sand-blasted and more--surround the glass technology symposium area at glasstec, Dusseldorf, Germany.

Visitors flock around solar products at glasstec
The penultimate day at glasstec, Oct. 24, saw another full house and plenty of solar-related queries.

 International Master Fitter Competition coverage
The 2008 International Master Fitter Competition, held in conjunction with glasstec Oct. 21-25 in Düsseldorf, Germany, brought together auto glass technicians from the United States, Japan, Hungary, Romania, Denmark, France, Italy, Norway and the Netherlands, all competing on an international stage for the title of world's "master fitter."

Solar theme continues at glasstec with symposiums
Ingo Hagemann, architect and consultant, Hagemann Architects & BIPV Consultants, Germany, presented Architecture and Photovoltaics, Oct. 23, at glasstec, Dusseldorf, Germany. “Photovoltaic is a booming industry, with a growth rate of 10 percent,” Hagemann said. “The question is, do buildings need photovoltaics?”

Attendees, exhibitors swarm the halls at glasstec
Even though the first day was a tad slow, glasstec 2008 picked up on the second day and had crowded aisles on the third day.

Glasstec to support Global Technology Pavilion at GBA
The National Glass Association, McLean Va., and Messe Dusseldorf North America, Chicago, formed an initiative to bring “global technology” to GlassBuild America, association officials said at a meeting, Oct. 22, at glasstec.

Glaston hosts meeting at glasstec
Glaston, Finland, hosted a meeting on the second day of glasstec, Oct. 22. Mika Seitovirta, president and CEO, opened with a team introduction: Paolo Ceni, senior vice president, Pre-processing Business Area; Topi Saarenhovi, senior vice president, Heat Treatment Business Area; Günter Befort, senior vice president, Software Solutions Business Area and One-Stop-Partner Offering; and Timo Nieminen, senior vice president, Service Solutions. Seitovirta talked about Glaston’s different business areas: architectural, solar and others.

Climate change, specialty glass, PV building integration focus of first day at glasstec
Glasstec opened with much fanfare and 1,341 exhibitors at the Dusseldorf Fairgrounds Oct. 21. The show will run through Oct. 25.

Glasstec opens
Glasstec opened Oct. 21, at the fairgrounds in Düsseldorf, Germany, with more than 1,300 exhibitors from 48 countries. Exhibitors have reserved 68,493 square meters of net exhibit space in nine halls, according to a Messe Düsseldorf North America release.